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Last Reviewed June 27th 2023

What Is Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia or gynecomastia in men is a condition that causes excess fatty tissue, glandular tissue, or both in a man’s breast area. Thus making men’s breasts look enlarged, commonly known as “man boobs”. Up to 80% of men may have some type of gynaecomastia at one point or another in their lifetime.

One of the most common causes of gynecomastia is hormonal imbalance and an excess of estrogen. This can even be seen in newborn baby boys. However, the causes of gynecomastia also include obesity, puberty, old age, or health conditions like liver disease. It can be treated with medication to address the hormonal imbalance or gynecomastia surgery, also known as breast reduction.

gynaecomastia before and after result

Gynecomastia At A Glance


1 - 2 Hours


General Anaesthetic


Day Case


For 6 Weeks


24 to 48 Hours


Sleeping on Back for 1 - 2 Weeks


6 Weeks


4 - 6 Weeks


1 Week


1 Week

Symptoms of Gynecomastia

The symptoms of gynecomastia include:

  • Excess fatty tissue in the breast area
  • Excess glandular tissue in the breast area
  • A combination of excess fatty and granular tissue
  • Tenderness
  • Pain

It’s also important to note that tenderness and pain are not always common, but they do occur. Additionally, gynecomastia can affect one or both male breasts.

Why might you need Gynaecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia in London offers many benefits for men who have this condition. The main benefit is that it effectively removes excess fatty or glandular tissue to eliminate enlarged breasts. Additionally, it removes loose skin. Gynecomastia surgery will also reposition or size the areolas so the breasts look better and more proportional.

There are also psychological benefits. Many men feel self-conscious about having enlarged breasts and it often gets in the way of how they live their lives. The lack of confidence leads them to avoid certain activities like going to the beach or the pool, going to the gym, being intimate with partners, etc. Gynecomastia surgery can give men back their confidence and boost their self-esteem.

Who is an ideal candidate for Gynaecomastia?

The ideal candidates for gynaecomastia in London are adult men who have tried other medical treatments for gynecomastia to no avail. This surgical procedure is ideal for healthy patients with realistic expectations who simply don’t want to have enlarged breasts anymore. Adolescents may benefit from this treatment, but since their physical development is ongoing, secondary procedures may be needed in the future.

The Male Breast Reduction Procedure

Gynecomastia surgery removes the excess fatty tissue, which can be done with liposuction or excision, and it’s the most effective gynecomastia treatment. Liposuction requires local or general anesthesia. Once the patient is under, an incision is made around the nipple. That’s where a thin cannula is inserted to suck out the excess fat.

Excision consists of surgical removal, which is the ideal technique for granular tissue excess, patients with moderate/severe cases of gynecomastia, or patients with excess loose skin. These two techniques can be combined if necessary. Once the excess tissue and skin are removed, the nipple and areola are repositioned so they look proportional.

The Cost of Gynecomastia

The cost of gynecomastia in London can vary depending on a variety of factors. Such as the clinics, the surgeons, and the type of gynecomastia you need. Whether that’s liposuction, excision, or a combination of both. On average, the cost of gynecomastia in the UK ranges from £3,500 to £6,000.

Do keep in mind this is only an estimate to give you an idea of what you can expect to spend on this procedure. We recommend you do your research and avoid making this decision solely based on cost. Your priority should be a highly qualified surgeon working in a reputable clinic or hospital that provides high-quality services and care. This is how you avoid a botched surgery.

Your Gynecomastia Journey


The first step of the journey is the initial consultation with your expert plastic surgeon. They will discuss the available gynecomastia options and your expectations. They will also review your medical history and examine your breast to make notes and measurements. They will explain the best options for your case, walk you through the process, and answer your questions, so make sure to express any doubts.

Pre-Operative Consultation

Once your gynecomastia in London is scheduled, you’ll have a pre-operative consultation at least two weeks before the day of the surgery. They will review your medical history, provide prescriptions, and run any necessary tests. They will also inform you about any precautions you need to take before the day of the procedure.

Procedure Day

On the day of the procedure, you’re expected to arrive an hour early with your support person, someone to help you get home and perform aftercare. They will prep you and you will meet with the surgeon again, who will answer any additional questions. They will take pre-op photos and also mark your chest for surgery.

After Procedure

Once you’re ready to be discharged, you will receive post-op instructions so you know what needs to be done for aftercare. You’ll have a post-operative consultation 4 to 14 days after the surgery where the surgeon will check the wounds to see how they’re healing. Downtime after a gynecomastia procedure is usually 2 to 3 weeks and you’ll need to use a compression vest for up to 6 weeks.

Should you have any concerns during post-operative care, call the surgeon or his team, who should be available 24/7 after the gynecomastia in London.

Risks and Complications

As with any kind of surgical procedure, there are a few potential risks and complications related to gynecomastia. They include:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Bruising
  • Scarring
  • Infection, evidenced by redness, swelling, and fever
  • Numbness
  • Persistent pain
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Discoloration of the skin

These risks are not super common, but they may occur. If they do, contact your surgeon immediately so they can provide the care you need. Of course, the most effective way to avoid experiencing issues like these in the first place is to choose a qualified surgeon.

Our Expert Gynecomastia Surgeons

dr kam singh vaser liposuction expert
Dr Kam Singh

Specialist in Cosmetic Dermatology and Lipo Sculpture


mr anuj purbey
Mr Anuj Purbey
Aesthetic & Vaser Practitioner MBBS, MRCS
mr giuseppe fiore
Mr Giuseppe Fiore
Surgeon with a Master in Aesthetic Surgery

Before and After Results

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