Male Chest Reduction, Breast Reduction, Gynaecomastia Surgery
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Last Reviewed February 20th 2024

What is Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia Surgery)?

Gynecomastia or male breast/chest reductions affects 10-30% of male in UK. Excess fat develops around chest area which can cause embarrassment and affects confidence in teenagers and male adults.

Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you for three treatments to reduce excess fat for the chest area of a male, commonly called as “Moobs” which are traditional liposuction carried under general anaesthesia, while Vaser Liposuction and smartlipo are done under local anaesthesia. Each of these have their own advantages and dis-advantages. The most popular method of treating Gynecomastia is Vaser Liposuction, frequently combined with liposuction on abdomen and flanks area.

Gynaecomastia is a common plastic surgery procedures performed in males. Gynaecomastia (often referred to as ‘man boobs’) is the enlargement of male breast tissue. The growth of breast tissue can be painful or tender. In most cases, both breasts get enlarged; in others, only one breast gets affected. It can happen to males of any age or weight.


Enlarged male breasts can be reduced by liposuction and/or by cutting out excess tissue. The surgery normally takes around two hours. Skin rarely needs to be removed. The scars are well hidden in the nipple and are not seen.

Later Progress

Results of surgery are permanent, although in rare cases, subsequent obesity can create a an effect similar to gynaecomastia. There is little downtime for this surgery. You can return to work within one week usually, if the work soes not involve strenuous activities. The patient will be advised to wear an elastic compression garment for 3-6 weeks to assist with the healing process. It is recommended that you should avoid exposing scarred areas to the sun for at least 6 months.

Risks & Complications

As with any surgery, there is the small risk of complications with vaser liposuction. At the time of your consultation, the expert we refer you to will take you through the risks in detail so that you can take an informed decision.

They will not push you for surgery. They will give you all the time and guidance you need to take a decision. They will give you a comprehensive Vaser Lipo Patient Guide to take home with you. This will answer most of your queries and concerns. If you have any further questions, you can give them a call and they will provide their expert advice. You will love them for their honesty, integrity and professionalism.

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the surgery normally takes 2-4 hours not including time in recovery.

Yes, the results of a chest reduction are permanent; however, you can still gain weight after the procedure, which may alter the cosmetic results. We therefore advise that you keep fit and maintain a healthy weight following the procedure.

We recommend that people take a week or two off work following the procedure (more if your job is particularly physical). Strenuous activities, heavy lifting and intense exercise should be avoided for about 6 weeks after your surgery.

Diet and exercise can go someway to decreasing the size of your chest, however some people are predisposed to fat collection in the chest area, despite their best efforts to loose weight here. In this case, gynocomastia may be the solution.

Yes, you can combine this procedure with other body surgeries. You can discuss this in full at your free consultation.

Whenever skin is cut, nerves are also cut; this may result in altered sensation to the area, particularly at the incision site. All care will be taken to maintain sensation as much as possible.

You should be at a healthy weight for your height when you have surgery as this lowers risks related to anaesthetic. For the best aesthetic results, we recommend that you are at your ideal weight at the time of surgery as further weight loss or gain can change the results of your surgery.

You should check with your surgeon regarding safe timings of air travel following your surgery. Many airlines have their own protocols and you should inform your travel insurance company if you have had recent surgery. We recommend that in the weeks after surgery, you are close to one of the locations Nu Cosmetic Clinic can refer you to in case you have any concerns, so foreign holidays may be best avoided until a few months after your procedure.

All clients must be at least 18 years of age to have surgery. We do not set an upper age limit for our procedures, suitability for surgery will be discussed at your free consultation with your surgeon.

Yes, if you are at all unsure about what your surgeon has told you, we will be more than happy to refer you for a second free consultation with another surgeon.

All of the surgeons we refer you to are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and all relevant specialist bodies. Please feel free to ask the surgeon about his experience and qualifications at your consultation; they understand and support that this is vital information to your decision making process.

Nu Cosmetic Clinic offers referrals to a range of locations across the UK.

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