Male Breast Reduction

What is male breast reduction?

Male breast reduction is a procedure that is available to help men with enlarged breasts. This could be due to an excess of fatty tissue or sagging, stretched skin. This procedure restores a firming contour to the chest and can give men a major confidence boost.

What types of male breast reduction are available?

  • Gynecomastia Liposuction

This procedure can be less invasive, and fat is removed from small incisions on each side of the chest. This procedure is the best option for those with excess fatty tissue.

  • Tissue Excision

This procedure can assist chest areas that have stretched, sagging skin. This procedure removes excess glandular tissue and can leave visible scarring.

Is male breast reduction for you?

  • Before choosing to have male breast reduction, you need to consider:
  • Are you unhappy with your appearance?
  • Do you have fatty tissue or sagging skin around your breast area?
  • Can you avoid strenuous exercise for 6 weeks?
  • Have you tried altering your diet and exercise routine?

You should always speak to your surgeon about all of these things in the consultation, before going ahead with the surgery.

Typical cost of male breast reduction

The average cost of male breast reduction in the UK is between £3,500 and £5,500. This price will change depending on the extent of the reduction, type of procedure and the clinic you choose.

Risks & Side Effects

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Uneven shaped breasts or nipples
  • Numbness of the nipples
  • Scarring
For information on where to find your nearest clinic & the price of treatments
Read what the NHS has to say to help you make your decision
Is cosmetic surgery for you?
Surgery advice from the British association of aesthetic plastic surgeons
Why you should use a member of the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons for your cosmetic surgery
Cosmetic surgery checklist from the British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons