Male Breast Reduction Surgery FAQs

Do I Need a GP Referral for a Male Breast Reduction?

Your surgeon will not ask you for a GP referral if you want to have a male breast reduction consultation. They may, however, contact your GP practice to ask for a list of your medications and your medical history.

Some complex medical conditions may need a sign off from your doctor prior to having the male breast reduction surgery, but your Patient Care Adviser will let you know if this applies to you.

Will the Results of My Gynecomastia Surgery be Permanent?

The results of your gynecomastia surgery should last a very long time. However, any major weight gain may reverse your results of the procedure and increase your breast size again. It is therefore important that you lead a healthy lifestyle after you have had your reduction. This will help you avoid gaining fat in your breasts. You should also be aware that certain drugs, medications and diseases can increase the risk of the breasts growing again.

Published: Wednesday, 3 February 2021

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