What are Man Boobs?

Man boobs, or gynecomastia to use the medical term, is enlargement of the glandular tissue of the male breast. It results from an imbalance in the hormonal environment in the body, with a relative excess of estrogens (female hormones), when compared to androgens (male hormones).

The condition can be a side-effect of the use of medications and drugs, including antibiotics, anabolic steroids, narcotic drugs and anti-anxiety medicine. It’s also associated with low testosterone levels, obesity, cirrhosis of the liver, chronic kidney failure and hyperthyroidism.

Common names

Gynecomastia, man boob removal

Targeted areas

Male breasts

Procedure Information

Procedure Type



from $5500


Reduced breast size in males


The end result is on average seen at three months but sometimes as early as one month. For some patients the end result can take up to twelve months.

Recovery Time

People with sedentary jobs should take between 4 and 7 days off. Those with physical jobs should take 1-2 weeks off.

Treatable Area's

Male breast

Why we recommend VASER Lipo as a treatment

VASER Lipo is a proven and popular male breast reduction technique that uses ultrasound waves to break down fat cells before removing them with suction through a small tube. The day-procedure provides advanced body contouring while being minimally invasive

What distinguishes the VASER Lipo procedure is its ability to differentiate targeted fat from other important tissues, such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. Innovative Vaser technology breaks up fat while preserving these other important tissues to promote smooth results and rapid healing.

The minimally-invasive process is gentle on the body and extremely effective, giving you the smooth contours you want, and with far less pain or recovery time than traditional liposuction.

What happens before the procedure?

Smoking and illicit drug use must be strictly avoided before the procedure.  We take smoking very seriously as a high risk for any procedure, so you must be aware of the cancellation policy if you smoke.  Smoking increases the risk of some serious complications during and after surgery.  Ideally, you should stop smoking at least 8 weeks prior to a procedure, cutting down does not reduce the risk of complications, however, the greatest health benefit is gained by quitting smoking for good.  More information about the possible complications, as well as information about how to quit, is available here.

You should be fit and healthy, and avoid blood thinning medication such as aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicine and warfarin. At least two consultations are needed before most procedures. A full history and examination will be conducted. You will be started on antibiotics and extensive instructions will be given.

What happens during the procedure?

The surgery is performed as a day-case procedure under sedation, so you are usually admitted early in the morning and discharged later that afternoon.

The amount of time allocated to each patient will depend on a variety of factors, such as the size and number of areas being treated.  At the end of your procedure, you will go through to recovery where you will be discharged home to your carer to rest. You will then come back the very next day for one of your follow up appointments.

Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is dedicated to providing patient-focused care with minimal discomfort, so most of our patients have their procedure carried out under sedation.

What happens after the procedure?

It’s normal to expect minimal discomfort for the first few days after your procedure. A distinct improvement will be seen during the first week, but swelling may set in for up to 6 weeks. The end result is, on average, seen at 3 months, but sometimes as early as 1 month. For some patients, the end result can take up to 12 months.

Recovery time is quick and most patients can resume normal activity within 2-3 days after the procedure. We recommend light exercise at 1 week, moderate at 2 weeks, full at 3 weeks and extreme exercise to be avoided for 6-12 weeks.

Why Choose Absolute Cosmetic for Your VASER PRO Liposculpture Procedure?

  • VASER liposculpture is one of the main specialties in our clinic.
  • Dr Murray has performed more than 8,000 liposculpture procedures.
  • Dr Murray holds a diploma in liposuction from the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery. He is one of the co-authors of Australian liposuction guidelines.
  • We have the only VASER PRO in Western Australia. We also have hi-def equipment and VASER Smooth.
  • We have a low complication rate.
  • Dr Murray has been trained by a leading plastic surgeon in Colorado. Dr Murray was also trained by one of the grandfathers of liposuction, Dr Pierre Fournier.
  • We are WA Health Department licensed
  • Licensed with sedation
  • We have nurses that are specifically trained in caring for liposuction patients
  • We do not perform cheap methods of liposuction and have assisted many patients that have undergone cheaper treatments in overseas clinics.


*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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