Male Breast Reduction Surgery
This is a cosmetic surgery procedure to reduce the size of male breasts. If you find that one or both breasts are abnormally large you may have a condition called Gynecomastia, which is the term for the development of breast tissue in men. This can be caused by a hormone imbalance or as a result of dramatic weight loss. Breast reduction surgery may be suitable for men with this condition to remove excess breast tissue, fat and skin to tighten the chest area to achieve a more masculine chest.
The procedure is usually carried out under general anaesthetic either as a day case or with an overnight stay. The operation takes about ninety minutes. Your will have dissolving stitches, covered with tape. This should be left in place for three weeks. You will need to wear a pressure garment for at least six weeks after surgery. Light physical exercise may be resumed after two weeks but strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for a further four to six weeks.
|Operation Time||1.5 hrs|
|Nights in hospital||1|
|Common Risks||common bruising, swelling, temporary numbness|
|Uncommon Risks||infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, nipple loss, seroma|
|Pain and discomfort||3 – 7 days|
|Follow-up after surgery||1 week, 2 weeks, 3 months|
|Time off work||1 – 2 weeks|
|Sports||2 weeks walking|
|4 weeks fast walking|
|6 weeks everything|
|Result||12 weeks until final result scars continue to improve over 18 months|
The procedure involves making an incision around the nipple, removing excess fatty tissue and if there is a lot of tissue to remove extending the cuts and re-positioning the nipple. The wounds will be closed with dissolving sutures, then glued and covered with tape.
Our cost for a male breast reduction is from £4,595.
The procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic at our specialist clinic and usually involves a one night stay in hospital.
This cost includes all your consultations before surgery and unlimited appointments following your procedure.
For a consultation please complete our contact form or telephone 0800 001 6688