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Male chest reduction (gynaecomastia surgery)

Male chest reduction (gynaecomastia surgery)

We understand how you feel, and why you’re thinking about chest reduction surgery. If you have an overdeveloped or enlarged chest that you’re
not happy with it can affect your self
confidence and stop you making the
most of life. As the largest cosmetic
surgery provider, we can help.



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Male chest surgery

An overdeveloped or enlarged chest can be the result of losing weight or ageing. This can cause either extra tissue around the nipples or create prominent male breasts. Male chest reduction surgery can remove this excess fat and sagging skin to give you a body you feel more confident about.

Our solution to gynaecomastia

There is currently no known cause of gynaecomastia – the condition used to describe an enlarged male chest. However, at Transform we do have the ability to treat it. As with all our surgical procedures, you will first need to have a consultation with one of our patient care co-ordinators to discuss your issues and and talk you through the process so you know what to expect at every stage. We’ll then arrange a free consultation with one of our chest reduction surgeons. They’ll go through the type of surgery you will need and the results you can expect to achieve. See our step-by-step guide that details each stage of the process from pre-op to aftercare.

The techniques we use

Male chest reduction surgery for gynaecomastia uses liposuction to remove excess fat. Depending on the result you are wanting to achieve, it may also involve the removal of glandular tissue and loose skin.

We have three classifications of chest reduction surgery. All three types are performed by our own experienced cosmetic surgeons at a Transform hospital. After surgery you may be required to stay for a night so you will be asked to bring a overnight bag.

Grade 1 – small to moderate gland removal.
Grade 2 – moderate to large combination of gland and skin removal.
Grade 3 – large plus combination of skin, glandular and fatty breast tissue removal.

At your consultation with one of our Patient Care Co-ordinators, you'll be able to view a selection of before and after photographs of our previous patients.

Side effects, risks and complications

All male chest removal surgery is performed by our experienced surgeons and under anaesthetic. However, as with any surgical procedure there is a rare risk of complications. We’ll explain these clearly before you book your male chest reduction surgery, and you’ll find full details in our gynaecomastia surgery patient guide which your patient care co-ordinator will give you at your first appointment.

After surgery

You’ll feel sore or uncomfortable for several days after male chest reduction surgery. Don’t worry though as we will prescribe you some pain killers. In some cases, pain may persist for some weeks after surgery. It’s extremely rare though for patients to experience extreme pain. There will also be noticeable swelling and bruising for a number of weeks. You might wish to take a few days off work in the early stages of healing.

We’ll give you clear, practical instructions on how to look after your chest area and a 24/7 patient helpline number to call if you’ve any worries. We’ll also ask you to make one or more follow-up appointments to monitor the progress of your recovery. This is just part of our 3-year full aftercare programme.

How much does it cost?

The cost of male chest reduction surgery does vary and is dependent on the area that requires treatment. Typically, surgery costs start at £3,200.

Book a consultation

If you think male chest reduction surgery could benefit you, book a consultation now with one of our patient care co-ordinators who can talk you through the process. You will then be invited to a free consultation with a surgeon to discuss the results you would like to achieve.

Already booked?

If you’ve already had a made an appointment with one of our patient care co-ordinators but want more information, we can help. Click here for advice on how to get the most out of your appointment and your free consultation with a surgeon.