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Gynaecomastia Treatment

Gynaecomastia, commonly known as male breast enlargement, is a condition characterised by the development of excess glandular tissue or fat in the chest area, leading to an increased breast size in men. This condition can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly, and can occur at any age. 

Gynaecomastia is more than a cosmetic issue; it can also impact an individual’s self-esteem and emotional health. At St John & Elizabeth Hospital, we offer comprehensive treatment options tailored to address the physical and psychological aspects of gynaecomastia, ensuring a holistic approach to your wellbeing.

Also known as: male breast reduction, gyno surgery.

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Everything You Need to Know

Our gynaecomastia treatment aims to achieve a flatter, more traditionally masculine chest contour through the removal of excess breast tissue and fat. This can be accomplished via liposuction, excision, or a combination of both, depending on the nature and extent of the excess tissue. The goal is to restore confidence and comfort in one’s body image by providing a more proportionate and firmer chest appearance.

Gynaecomastia surgery is customised to each patient’s specific needs, taking into consideration the amount of excess tissue to be removed and the overall desired outcome. This personalised approach ensures that the results are in harmony with the patient’s body type and aesthetic goals.

Before Surgery


Your treatment journey begins with a comprehensive consultation with our experienced plastic surgeons. This initial meeting is an opportunity for you to discuss your concerns, expectations, and desired outcomes. Our surgeons will evaluate your condition, explain the available treatment options, and recommend the most effective approach for achieving your aesthetic goals. We are committed to ensuring that you feel fully informed and comfortable with your treatment plan.

Health Assessment

Ensuring your safety and achieving optimal results are our top priorities. Prior to surgery, you will undergo a detailed health assessment, which may include medical tests to confirm your fitness for the procedure. This evaluation is essential for tailoring the surgery to your specific health profile and maximising safety throughout the process.

Pre-Procedure Instructions

To facilitate a successful surgery and smooth recovery, we will provide you with a set of pre-procedure instructions. These will cover important aspects such as medication adjustments, dietary guidelines, and preparation for your recovery at home. Following these instructions closely is crucial for minimising risks and enhancing the outcome of your surgery.

During Surgery

The commitment of St John & Elizabeth Hospital to excellence and patient-centred care ensures that your gynaecomastia surgery is performed with precision and the highest standards of safety.


Your comfort and safety are paramount. Gynaecomastia surgery is typically performed under general anaesthesia, ensuring that you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. Our anaesthetic team will monitor you closely, providing the highest level of care from start to finish.

The Surgical Process

The specific surgical techniques employed during your gynaecomastia treatment will be determined based on your individual case and the goals established during your consultation. The procedure may involve liposuction to remove excess fat and/or surgical excision to remove excess glandular tissue. The aim is to create a flatter, firmer chest that aligns with your body image goals.

Closing the Incisions

Once the desired chest contour is achieved, the incisions are carefully closed using sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape. This approach helps to minimise scarring and ensures a natural-looking result.

After Surgery

Recovery from gynaecomastia surgery is a critical phase in your treatment journey at St John & Elizabeth Hospital. We are committed to providing you with comprehensive support to ensure a smooth and effective recovery process, leading to the best possible outcomes.

Swelling, Bruising, and Discomfort

It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the initial days following your surgery. These symptoms are typically manageable and should gradually improve within the first few weeks. Our team will guide you on how to alleviate these symptoms effectively and make your recovery as comfortable as possible.

Follow-up Appointments

Regular follow-up appointments are an essential part of your post-operative care. These visits allow your surgeon to monitor your healing process, assess the results of your surgery, and address any concerns you may have. This ongoing support is crucial for achieving optimal results and ensuring your overall satisfaction with the treatment.

Appointment and Treatment Plan


Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with an initial consultation, where you’ll discuss your goals and concerns with our expert surgeons, exploring treatment options and receiving personalised advice.


Personalised Treatment Plan

Based on your consultation, we craft a detailed treatment plan covering all aspects of your gynaecomastia surgery, from pre-op preparation to recovery, ensuring you’re fully prepared for the process.


Pre-Op Assessment

A comprehensive pre-op assessment confirms your suitability for surgery, with necessary medical tests to ensure your safety.


The Procedure

Our experienced surgical team carries out your gynaecomastia treatment, focusing on your comfort and aesthetic goals, utilising our advanced facilities.


Aftercare and Recovery

Post-surgery, you’ll receive thorough aftercare instructions and follow-up appointments, crucial for a smooth recovery and achieving optimal results.

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