Excess breast tissue may make you feel uncomfortable and even embarrassed. This may keep you from activities like swimming or even from wearing certain types of shirts. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with this discomfort. There are procedures available to flatten, tone, and define your chest and give it a firmer appearance. Male breast reduction, also called gynecomastia surgery removes any excess tissue to give you a chest you can feel proud to show off. It’s important to find a professional who is qualified to perform this surgery properly, and Medbelle’s surgeons in London are the very best in this field.
Male Breast Reduction in London
1 to 3 Hours
0 to 1 Nights
Local with Sedation or General
6 to 12 Months
Choose Medbelle to Treat Your Gynecomastia in London
When searching for a surgeon for male breast reduction surgery in London, it’s important to take your time to find experts who are properly trained and experienced in this kind of surgery. Medbelle surgeons are not only experts in their various niches, but they’re devoted to providing friendly, understanding treatment in world-class facilities all around the UK. It’s this commitment to excellence that makes them leaders in their field. Since Medbelle doctors are qualified to the highest standards and use only safe, proven, and leading-edge techniques, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands, whatever procedure you choose.
Our Male Breast Reduction surgeons in London
- Was the 1st in National Selection out of 276 candidates for Plastic Surgery Training
- Has published over 30 peer-reviewed publications and volunteers for BFIRST charity providing trauma and burn reconstruction work and training in less economically developed countries
"Throughout his career he has written, published and presented over 30 research papers relating to leading cosmetic, reconstructive, and hand surgery techniques."
- Completed a senior microsurgical fellowship at St Andrews Centre, Broomfield
- Appointed as cosmetic fellow by Nagor at the McIndoe Centre Hospital, East Grinstead
"He is the Clinical Lead for Major Trauma at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge."
- Active teacher of future plastic surgeons due to his extensive career as a consultant
- Published extensively in the field of plastic surgery with numerous TV appearances
"Adam has appeared twice in Channel 4 programme ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ where he performed breast reduction surgery."
- Expert in the minimisation of scarring when treating patients
- Published 16+ research papers in highly-regarded medical journals
"Richard Baker is a Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in hand and wrist surgery, correction of abnormalities in children and cosmetic surgery."
- Received the McGregor Gold Medal in her FRCS(Plast) exam among other prestigious awards
- Appeared on National TV as part of BBC's "NHS in a Day" for Burns and Amputee care
"Miss Tania Cubison is one of a very small number of female plastic surgeons in the South East of England."
Medbelle Locations in London
Getting your gynecomastia or male breast reduction in London is a smart move. With several central Medbelle locations to choose from, you’re guaranteed a first-rate experience from your initial consultation right through to your recovery period. London attracts the most prominent and experienced surgeons when it comes to this kind of surgery, so opting for one of these locations means you’ll enjoy quality facilities, on-site services, and supportive staff. Recovering in any one of our excellent clinics will ensure outstanding results.
Featured Medbelle Locations in London
Weymouth Street Hospital is so much more than first meets the eye. Boasting some of London’s world-renowned surgeons and facilities on par with a 5-star resort, Weymouth Street Hospital is all about providing the highest possible standards of care.
Cosmesurge is one of London’s most exclusive private aesthetic clinics, specialising in both cosmetic and non-surgical treatments. Their expert consultants and healthcare staff have made it their priority to ensure your absolute comfort and discretion.
One Hatfield Hospital is an impressive, contemporary clinic equipped with all the most up-to-date technologies and on-site services. A wide range of private treatments is available, but 100% excellence in patient experience is the primary goal of the staff and consultants.
Your Male Breast Reduction in London
Gynecomastia is a relatively common but poorly understood condition affecting people of all ages, and results in excess breast tissue developing. This may give the body a more feminine look and cause emotional distress, and negatively impact self-confidence. Male breast reduction surgery effectively removes this excess skin and tissue from the chest area to restore a firmer and flatter appearance which likely improves confidence at the same time.
If you have found that the excess tissue remains despite weight loss, gynecomastia surgery in London may be the right choice. Once under anaesthesia, (either general or local with sedation), your surgeon makes incisions on the chest. The shape and size of these cuts depend on the amount of excess tissue.
Your surgeon may use liposuction via small incisions at the bottom of the chest and in the armpit if there is only a small amount of excess tissue. Alternatively, a circular incision around the nipple may be made for the removal of more moderate amounts of fat and skin.
If you have larger amounts of excess tissue, an anchor-shaped cut may be necessary, circling the nipple and travelling vertically downward.
Depending on the size of these incisions and the amount of tissue removed, you’ll experience bruising and swelling of the area, but this should subside with proper aftercare in the weeks following surgery.
The final aesthetic results of your male breast reduction in London will be visible at or around 6 weeks after surgery as bruising and incisions heal.
Male Breast Reduction in London: Frequently Asked Questions
It’s natural to have questions before committing to male breast reduction surgery in London. We always encourage you to research the details of your procedure thoroughly.before booking any surgery. This is why we’ve compiled a list of commonly asked questions to help you make an informed decision.
Will my results from male breast reduction be permanent?
Excess breast tissue can be an embarrassing problem that negatively affect self-esteem. It’s understandable that a patient would like to know that the treatment will be permanent. The good news is that as long as you maintain a stable weight post-surgery, your results should last a very long time.
Gaining weight can encourage more fat to accumulate in the chest area and reverse the results, however.
Will male breast reduction surgery leave a noticeable scar?
This depends on the kind of treatment your surgeon opts for, the invasiveness of the procedure, and the size of the incisions. Liposuction alone leaves practically unnoticeable scars, while more extensive anchor-shaped incisions are more pronounced. For small and moderate amounts of tissue-removal, scars are typically not very noticeable and can be covered with chest hair.
Can I smoke before or after my male breast reduction surgery?
Our surgeons advise that you stop smoking six weeks before treatment to give yourself the best chance of a healthy recovery. This is because nicotine constricts bloodflow which is vital for healing as well as a safe surgery. Nicotine use is known to inhibit wound healing after surgery and significantly increase your chances of developing an infection.
Can I get my male breast reduction in London on the NHS?
Most commonly, surgery that is intended purely to improve the appearance is not covered by the NHS, especially if the excess tissue could be significantly reduced through weight loss alone.
However, if you can demonstrate that your enlarged breasts cause extreme discomfort like back pain, neck pain, rashes under the breasts, the inability to exercise properly or severe psychological distress, then you may be covered. Your GP will be able to discuss the details with you and refer as necessary.
Our London Hospitals
The London Welbeck Hospital
I am very pleased with the treatment at LWH; this put me at ease for the procedure and set me up for a good recovery.All medical staff has been very accommodating and caring. Thank you.
Beautiful waiting room. Very calm. Polite and helpful staff. Very clean. Surgeons room very clean spacious and bright. Overall very welcoming. One follow up ran late by 20 minutes but these things can't be helped.
All the staff at the Cadogan Clinic were lovely and took very good care of me. I have felt in safe hands every step of the way and highly recommend to anyone.