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Male breast reduction

Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)

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For a more masculine and firmer chest

Surgicare male breast reduction
Male Breast Reduction, is a corrective procedure to remove man boobs, or “moobs”. An oversized chest area can cause a lack of self esteem and self confidence amongst men which is why this procedure can offer complete peace of mind.

Man boobs are caused by a medical condition known as ‘gynaecomastia’, which can cause embarrassment and stress. 40 to 60 per cent of men in the UK suffered from the condition. Undergoing male breast reduction surgery with SMG can offer a permanent solution to gynaecomastia, enabling you to lead a more normal life.

SMG carry out male breast reduction (Gynaecomastia) on healthy men over the age of eighteen. Usually the best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours.

You should be aware that male breast reduction is not a way to lose weight. We often discourage surgery for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or dieting or weight loss surgery.

Before you decide to go ahead, SMG will offer you a thorough one-to-one free medical consultation with a surgeon who specialises in Gynaecomastia correction procedures. During your consultation, your surgeon will ask for your general medical history and will request information relating to any previous surgery.

Male Breast Reduction Procedure

The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin. The surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic and you would normally be required to stay in hospital for one night.

Two methods are available for this procedure, and sometimes a combination is used.

1. By making a half moon incision around or below the areola and cutting away the unwanted breast tissue.

2. With the advancement of surgical techniques and the introduction of specifically designed lipoplasty equipment, the surgeon is able to break up and draw off excess fat through a fine cannula. The breast fat is reached through a tiny incision towards the armpit or under the nipple. This incision heals well and is difficult to see.

The Recovery Period

Following male breast reduction surgery, the breast tissue does not grow back but the swelling can take up to six months to settle completely. Male breast reduction is very successful in that it is a permanent solution, which restores confidence and relieves a major cause of distress and embarrassment.

Bruising is a natural result of the surgery and may persist for a week or so. Hardness or lumpiness within the tissues due to swelling can persist for a month or so. Infection is uncommon but preventative antibiotics will be prescribed at discharge from hospital.

Many patients return to work between one and two weeks following surgery. Lifting should be avoided for about 14 days. Sport, particularly contact sport, should be avoided for at least one month. This includes swimming. Gentle exercise such as walking is recommended.

After your male breast reduction procedure is complete, your surgeon or our nursing staff will organise regular examinations to ensure that the surgery is healing as intended.

Considerations

Significant complications from Gynaecomastia are uncommon. Every year, many men undergo successful male breast reduction surgery, experience no major problems and are delighted with the results. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and the risks. Your surgeon will discuss these with you during your consultation.

For specific information based on your individual needs, we will be happy to arrange a FREE, no obligation consultation.

Before & After

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Male Breast Reduction FAQs

Who’s male breast reduction for?

SMG carry out male breast reduction (Gynaecomastia) on healthy men 18 and over. Usually the best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body’s new contours.

You should be aware that male breast reduction is not a way to lose weight. We often discourage surgery for obese men, or for overweight men who have not first attempted to correct the problem with exercise or dieting or weight loss surgery.

What does male breast reduction involve?

SMG’s goal is to make your experience as easy and comfortable as possible. The procedure removes fat and or glandular tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases removes excess skin. The surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthetic and you would normally be required to stay in hospital for one night.

What should I know about male breast reduction?

Before you decide to go ahead, SMG will offer you a thorough one-to-one medical consultation with a surgeon who specialises in Gynaecomastia correction procedures. During your consultation, your surgeon will ask for your general medical history and will request information relating to any previous surgery.

How is male breast reduction performed?

Two methods are available for this procedure, and sometimes a combination is used.

By making a half moon incision around or below the areola and cutting away the unwanted breast tissue.

With the advancement of surgical techniques and the introduction of specifically designed lipoplasty equipment, the surgeon is able to break up and draw off excess fat through a fine cannula. The breast fat is approached from a tiny incision towards the armpit or under the nipple.

This incision heals well and is difficult to see.

Are there any risks with male breast reduction?

Fortunately, significant complications from Gynaecomastia correction are infrequent. Every year, many men undergo successful breast-reduction surgery, experience no major problems and are delighted with the results. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and the risks. Your surgeon will discuss these with you during your consultation.

What happens after male breast reduction surgery?

Bruising is a natural result of the surgery and may persist for a week or so. Hardness or lumpiness within the tissues due to swelling can persist for a month or so. Infection is uncommon but preventative antibiotics will be prescribed at discharge from hospital.

When will I see the results?

Following male breast reduction surgery, the breast tissue does not grow back but the swelling can take up to six months to settle completely. Male breast reduction is very successful in that it is a permanent solution, which restores confidence and relieves a major cause of distress and embarrassment.

When can I resume my normal activities?

Many patients return to work between one and two weeks following surgery. Lifting should be avoided for about 14 days. Sport, particularly contact sport, should be avoided for at least one month. This includes swimming. Gentle exercise such as walking is recommended.

Will I receive aftercare following my male breast reduction operation?

At SMG, you can expect the very best in post-surgery care. After your male breast reduction procedure is complete, your surgeon or our nursing staff will organise regular examinations to ensure that the surgery is healing as intended.

How much does male breast reduction cost?

For an estimate on how much a male breast reduction cost, we recommend that you call SMG FREE on 080 8159 1885 for our latest male breast reduction prices.

For specific information based on your individual needs, we will be happy to arrange a free, no obligation consultation.

Gynaecomastia – SMG carry out Gynaecomastia correction (male breast reduction) procedures on men.

Book a free male breast reduction consultation today with SMG and reap the rewards of gynaecomastia correction with one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgery clinics.

Prices

Procedure After Care Stay Price
Gynaecomastia 24 months Daycase From £2700
Gynaecomastia (massive) 24 months Overnight £3795.00
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    We offer a door to door service on the day of your operation from anywhere in the country to the hospital for the additional charge of £220.