At Spire Roding Hospital in Redbridge, Essex, we perform breast reduction surgery for men with gynaecomastia (also known as man boobs or moobs).
Our cosmetic surgery sevices are open to private patients from Essex, East London, North London and surrounding areas. Like all of our treatments and procedures, male breast reduction is carried out by highly experienced consultants in a clean and comfortable, private hospital environment.
Male breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue, fat and sagging skin that lead to the appearance of ‘man boobs’.
Gynaecomastia, the presence of excess breast tissue in men, can occur for a number of reasons. You may have man boobs if you have lost weight and been left with sagging skin across the chest, or they may simply be the result of age. You may have developed excess breast tissue during puberty, a common occurrence, but did not lose it when you got older. Whatever the reason, male breast reduction surgery could help to give you a flatter, firmer and more masculine chest.
Excess fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed through incisions under your arm or around the nipple. The operation takes around 90 minutes and is performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure.
It is usually performed as a day case, though sometimes you may need to stay in hospital for one or two nights after your operation. You will also need to plan time off work so that you can recover at home.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your surgeon will explain the results you can expect after male breast reduction surgery, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.