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Gynaecomastia surgery - commonly referred to as male breast reduction surgery - is a cosmetic surgery procedure in which the fat and, in some cases, breast tissue in the male chest area is broken down and removed.
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During puberty, most teenage boys will develop fatty tissue around the chest or breast area. This usually subsides naturally within a year or so but it can remain with some men for the rest of their adult lives. The official term ‘gynaecomastia’ is widely used by doctors and medical professionals, but the condition is also commonly referred to as man boobs. The severity of the condition varies with each individual.
Male breast reduction surgery is a procedure offered here at MYA that reduces the appearance of 'man boobs' for a firmer, more masculine look. Excess skin and breast tissue are removed on one or both breasts, depending on the physical requirements of the patient and the surgeon's recommendations.
Here at MYA, male breast reduction costs upwards of £5,995. This cost can change depending on your physical requirements, the look you want to achieve and the advice given by the surgeon.
Book a FREE eConsult today to speak with an expert from the comfort of your own home and receive a guide price. At your consultation with a MYA surgeon, you'll be given a more accurate cost that’s tailored to your unique case.
Removing excess breast tissue and sagging skin around the breast area has a range of benefits, including:
Many men struggle with low self-esteem because of the way their chest looks and, as a result, avoid taking their tops off - affecting social and romantic relationships.
Cosmetic surgery has the ability to increase self-confidence and improve overall quality of life.
Wearing tighter-fitting clothing can be an issue with excess breast tissue. It sticks out and can often cause sweating and irritation.
Gynaecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue to create a flatter surface, giving men the confidence to wear a wide range of tops, t-shirts and shirts without feeling self-conscious about any excess skin and tissue.
Excess glandular tissue can also be removed to flatten the nipples and stop them from protruding.
Excess fatty tissue on the breasts can cause chaffing, rashes and extreme sweating both in day-to-day and when exercising.
Male chest reduction surgery removes excess glandular tissue, reducing the friction between the skin and clothing and ensuring maximum comfort.
Male breast reduction is carried out through a small incision to break up the fat beneath the skin. The fat is then removed by a syringe or vacuum pump. Depending on the extent of the fatty tissue, the surgeon may want to remove any excess tissue which can be done at the same time as liposuction.
Liposuction on male breasts is performed under general anaesthetic (GA). This gives you a state of controlled unconsciousness (being asleep) to prevent pain or sensation.
The procedure usually takes between 30 minutes and 2 hours to perform, leaving amazing results with minimal scarring.
Most patients require a few days off work to recover from gynecomastia surgery and patients should not exercise for at least 6 weeks post-op. A compression garment will also be required to be worn during the recovery period to aid healing, this garment can easily go unnoticed under clothing.
Once signed off by a MYA nurse or surgeon, patients can go back to their normal activities, but this should be done with caution. For example, patients are advised to do light exercise to encourage blood flow, but be careful with weight training and high-impact sports until back to past fitness levels.
*There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.
If you're interested in male breast reduction surgery, you're in the right place.
Contact us today to learn more - we're more than happy to answer any of your questions.
Or to speak to us directly, book an eConsult and we’ll talk you through the procedure from the comfort of your own home.
Below is only a small selection of the amazing work that MYA's surgeons do. Hopefully you'll be able to see someone similar to yourself to get an idea of what your result could be. When you come in for your consultation with MYA, you'll be able to see many more surgeon-specific photos.
Please bear in mind that all of MYA's photos are taken at 6 weeks post-op and swelling can take up to a year to fully subside.
The results will be immediately visible after the surgery and are expected to last in the long run, which they do for the vast majority of cases. However, this depends on the patient’s lifestyle too, e.g. if their consumption of fatty foods is high, or if they have a sedentary lifestyle; fat in the chest area may return.
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