Gynaecomastia Surgery (Male Chest Reduction) For Men

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The Gynaecomastia surgery (or man boobs surgery), commonly referred to as male chest reduction surgery, is a procedure in which the fat and in some cases breast tissue in the male chest area, is broken down and removed.

During puberty most teenage boys will develop fatty tissue around the chest or breast area, which for the majority of people usually subsides naturally within a year or so. For the remaining men, it can remain with them for the rest of their adult lives. This is described as gynaecomastia, which derives from the Greek word for “woman” (gyne) and “breast” (mastos), essentially meaning female breasts.

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.


Patient Coordinator Consultation

At your gynaecomastia consultation with a patient coordinator, you will be walked through your patient journey with MYA. You will be examined, and some discussion will follow about scar patterns and what size of reduction is appropriate. If you are considered suitable, you will be told about the operation, the cost of gynecomastia surgery, the expected outcome, and possible risks and complications.

Surgeon Consultation

At your surgeon consultation you will be asked what is bothering you about your chest and about your expected outcome from the chest reduction surgery. Your surgeon will be able to give you an idea of will happen during the procedure.

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Day of Surgery

Breast reduction for men (or man boob 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 breast tissue which can be done at the same time as liposuction.


Liposuction on male breasts is performed under general anesthetic (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 a couple of weeks. A compression garment will also be required to be worn during the recovery period, this garment can easily go unnoticed under clothing.

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We understand that the cost of male chest reduction may affect your decision to proceed with the surgery. Gynaecomastia costs vary for each person depending on the surgery itself, as well as the extent of the surgery.

Gynaecomastia On Finance

To help finance the cost, we offer cosmetic surgery on finance. It works as a payment plan, where there are different choices of flexible finance options. The process is simple and straightforward, which is available for discussion upon enquiry. We ensure that our financial offers are the best possible option for you, taking out the worry as there are no hidden costs at any point.

In order to apply, you will discuss options with our patient coordinator which can be done at home in less than 10 minutes. You will find out within seconds whether you have been accepted or declined so the process couldn’t be easier.


  • Must be 18 years and over
  • Must be a UK resident and able to provide 3 years address history
  • Must work a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • Must be able to provide 3 years employment history
  • Must have a valid email address
  • Must have no CCJs, defaults or bankruptcies over the past 3 years

As the world’s most patient-focused cosmetic surgery, MYA offers a wide variety of cosmetic surgery for men including male liposuction and rhinoplasty. For more information on what we offer and to view our full list of procedures click here.

*There is no guarantee of specific outcomes so individual results and experiences can vary from person to person.

Will Gynaecomastia surgery remove my man boobs forever?

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.

Will the scar be visible?

Scaring is usually kept around you areola (dark area around nipple) so will be discreet if you wish to keep the procedure private.

When will I be able to go to the gym?

6 weeks following surgery, we suggest you start at a beginners level, especially when working with weights which will target your chest area.

How much time shall I take off work?

It depends on your role but it is advised to have 7-10days off work after gynaecomastia surgery. However if you do manual labour please consult your surgeon as heavy lifting and physical activity isn’t advised until 6weeks post op.

What can I do to prepare for the procedure?

Stop smoking, eat healthy and no alcohol intake at least 2 weeks prior to surgery as well as during healing as this can delay the wounds healing.

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