Gynaecomastia is the enlargement of male breast tissue, often known as ‘man boobs’. Male breast reduction surgery and/or liposuction remove excess breast tissue to give you a firmer and more masculine chest that can also increase self-confidence.

What is gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia is an enlarged breast condition, that is most common in teenage boys and older men, but can affect men at any age.

Changes in your sex hormone levels due to puberty, older age or being overweight, can cause a hormone imbalance that results in breast tissue growth. Medications, drugs, alcohol and other health conditions can more rarely cause gynaecomastia.

What does a gynaecomastia surgery involve?

Gynaecomastia surgery is performed to remove the excess glandular and/or fatty tissue of an enlarged male breast.

The two treatment options for gynaecomastia are liposuction and breast reduction surgery. Your chosen surgery will depend on the type of excess tissue you have. They can be carried out alone or together.

Typically, these day case procedures are performed under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will make a cut around your nipple.

Patients with excess breast fat will have liposuction. Your surgeon will insert a thin tube through the incision. They will loosen and remove the excess fat using a high-power vacuum.

Patients with excess breast gland tissue will have male breast reduction surgery to cut the excess gland tissue out.

If a lot of tissue needs to be removed your nipples may need repositioning.

Bandages will be placed around your breast for support and to control swelling.

What are the benefits of a gynaecomastia surgery?

The benefits of gynaecomastia surgery include:

  • The creation of a firmer, flatter and more masculine chest appearance.
  • Increased self-esteem and confidence.
  • The ability to wear fitted tops and show your chest.

Gynaecomastia surgery cost

Your gynaecomastia surgery cost will depend on whether you have liposuction, male breast reduction surgery, or the two combined, and also the extent of tissue to be removed.

After a consultation with your cosmetic surgeon, you will be advised of the guide package price of your gynaecomastia surgery.

Prices for gynaecomastia surgery using liposuction start at £xxx and male breast reduction surgery starts at £xxx.

This competitive All-inclusive Total Care package price gives you access to all the treatment you need, any outpatient care for 60 days post discharge plus a follow-up consultation. We also offer pay as you go finance options and interest-free finance plans.

Gynaecomastia surgery is not usually available on the NHS or covered by private medical insurance.

Gynaecomastia surgery recovery

You will typically go home the same day of your gynaecomastia surgery. If a large amount of tissue is being removed you may need to stay overnight in hospital.

You will be given pain relief medication.

The swelling and bruising on your breasts will lessen over time.

You may need to wear a garment to support your breasts and compress your chest for up to six weeks.

A follow-up appointment will be arranged for you.

You can expect to return to work a week after your surgery.

You should not drive until you are comfortable wearing a seatbelt.

You are advised not to lift any heavy items or take part in strenuous activity for up to six weeks following your surgery.

Your scars will fade and eventually they will become almost invisible.

Gynaecomastia Surgery with Clifton Park Hospital

Here at Clifton Park Hospital we offer a discreet, understanding, and individualised cosmetic surgery service for all of our patients.

We treat many male patients with gynaecomastia so that they can enjoy a more masculine looking chest.

You can book a no-pressure convenient consultation to discuss your gynaecomastia surgery and answer all of your questions.

You can also rest-assured that your gynaecomastia surgery will be performed to first-class clinical standards.

Our highly experienced cosmetic surgeons are GMC registered and included on the GMC Specialist Register for plastic surgery. Clifton Park Hospital is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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