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Breast reduction surgery for males (also known as gynaecomastia surgery) is a procedure to remove excess breast tissue. It can significantly improve the appearance of your chest - and help to increase your self-confidence through chest fat removal.
We guide you through the process, with our specialist team available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.
Gynaecomastia surgery removes excess breast tissue, any excess skin you may have as well as reducing the size of your nipples (if needed).
We offer two types of male breast reduction surgery: sub-areolar button removal and full open correction.
The surgery takes between an hour and two and a half hours, depending upon which procedure, or combination of procedures you need.
Gynaecomastia surgery is usually performed under a general anaesthetic, so you’ll be asleep during the operation. However, for smaller cases of gynaecomastia (a sub-areolar button), it can also be performed under local anaesthetic.
You'll need to wear a firm-fitting compression garment or running top the following day. This will need to be worn day and night for six weeks.
You’ll need to stay in hospital overnight. After a day or two you should be allowed home. We’ll give you painkillers to take with you, as your breasts may be sore and swollen following surgery.
After surgery, the wounds will be dressed in medical tape. This is splash-proof and shower-proof (but not bath-proof). You’ll be able to shower from the day after surgery, and dab the tape dry with a clean towel, kitchen towel or a hairdryer on a cold setting to dry the tapes.
It's important you take your time to recover. It may be weeks before you can drive, stretch, or do strenuous exercise, while the final shape of your breasts may take months to settle.
Every operation carries some risk. Here are some that could occur during gynaecomastia surgery: