Male Breast Reduction

Look better, feel better

Gynaecomastia is an enlargement of the male breast as a result of an abnormal increase in the glandular tissue. It is quite common, affecting an estimated 40 to 60% of men in varying degrees. For men who feel self-conscious about their appearance, surgery to reduce the breast can help.

What is the procedure?

Liposuction is used to remove the fatty tissue under a general anaesthetic. Small incisions are then made around the nipple and at other sites in the chest. A small metal tube (cannula) is used to suck out the fatty tissue. If necessary, glandular tissue is also removed through incisions at the border of the nipple. The incisions are then sutured to give a flatter, firmer and better-contoured chest. Any stitches will be of the dissolving type and so do not need to be removed.

Could I be a suitable candidate for male breast reduction?

You may be a good candidate for male breast reduction surgery if you have one or more of the following problems:

  • Self-consciousness about the largeness of your breasts
  • Abnormal appearance not easily covered by clothing
  • Asymmetry in breast (chest) size

Surgery can be performed on healthy, emotionally stable men of any age. The best candidates for surgery have firm, elastic skin that will reshape to the body's new contours.

Will I really look and feel better after male breast reduction?

Psychological distress caused by having large breasts can include:

  • Difficulty in finding clothes that fit
  • Depression
  • Unwanted attention
  • Harassment
  • Self-consciousness

Male breast reduction surgery can provide a solution to all these problems and can lead to increased self-confidence and higher self-esteem.

Contact a featured cosmetic surgeon today

Every year, an increasing number of men throughout the UK benefit enormously from male breast reduction surgery, but only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to truly understand the benefits, risks and expected outcomes of this procedure.

You will find further information on male breast reduction in our cosmetic surgery guide