How much does gynaecomastia surgery cost?
Gynaecomastia is a very common condition that affects up to 70% of men and is also known as man boobs. The condition involves the development of excessive breast tissue which in severe cases may cause the male chest to resemble female breasts. There are a number of causes of gynaecomastia including hormonal disturbances leading to excessive production of oestrogen and in some cases a deficiency of testosterone. Although gynaecomastia can affect all age groups, the need for treatment depends on the age at which presents. Gynaecomastia affecting newborn babies and teenagers in virtually all cases does not require any active treatment and the condition will settle completely on its own. In teenage boys, the condition can be a source of significant embarrassment and although full resolution is expected, the symptoms can be significant with both pain and discomfort associated with enlarged breasts. The appearance of enlarged breasts can lead to a significant reduction in self-confidence and a possible loss of self-esteem. This can be a trigger to seek out the best treatment for getting rid of gynaecomastia and the only permanent treatment is male breast reduction surgery. At this point, those affected by gynaecomastia can begin looking into male breast reduction costs.
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Although gynaecomastia is very common in the early years of life, it often has the most impact in older men. Men over the age of 35 may begin to experience hormonal changes leading to an increase in oestrogen. Many men may have a sedentary lifestyle with a diet high in fat and little or no exercise. Both obesity and hormonal disturbances can have a significant influence on the appearance of gynaecomastia. There are a number of rarer causes that could trigger gynaecomastia including liver disease and conditions of the testicle including testicular cancer. In milder cases, many men often noticed the appearance of puffy nipples. In more extensive cases, the breasts may take on an appearance similar to fully developed female breasts. This can lead to a significant source of distress and embarrassment which can lead to an adverse impact on many areas of life including social activities and restrictions on wearing certain items of clothing. Many men as a result are keen to explore man boob surgery cost for a permanent solution to the condition of gynaecomastia.
How much does male breast reduction cost in the UK?
Gynaecomastia cost differs depending on the region of the UK where men have treatment. However typical costs associated with male breast reduction surgery average between £3500 and £6000. There are many reasons to have treatment for enlarged male breasts however the most common ones are seeking improvement in the appearance of the male chest with a subsequent uplift in mental well-being. Men who have male chest reduction surgery often note a more contoured appearance of their chest with tighter skin and a more masculine look. After having male breast reduction, men can now have full freedom in the types of clothing they wear including fitted T-shirts and restart physical activities such as going to the gym which they may have avoided before. The best way to determine the benefits of gynaecomastia surgery would be to have a face-to-face consultation with an expert surgeon at Centre for Surgery in London. Men who have realistic expectations of what surgery can achieve, generally achieve very high rates of patient satisfaction.
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Before deciding to book a cosmetic surgery consultation, it’s important to have an idea of male breast reduction costs and gain a comprehensive understanding of what the surgical procedure entails. This can be achieved by reading our page on male breast reduction. Most methods of gynaecomastia surgery typically involve a combination of liposuction and surgical excision. Liposuction is the first step using power-assisted cannulas to remove excess fat deposits and accurately optimise the chest wall contour. The second step involves minimally invasive surgical removal of the glandular component of the enlarged breast as this cannot be removed effectively using liposuction alone. Male breast reduction takes on average about 1 to 2 hours to carry out and is most commonly carried out under TIVA general anaesthetic although the option of a local anaesthetic is possible for men who are keen to explore this option and are deemed suitable by their surgeon. For athletic well-built men, there is often very little fatty tissue present, and it is the glandular component that is responsible for breast enlargement. In these cases, often surgical excision alone is sufficient to optimise the contour of the male chest using a semi-circular incision also known as a Webster’s incision around the lower half of the areola.
Does male breast reduction surgery cost more in London?
We would always advise all men to carry out extensive research before deciding on the right clinic for male gyno surgery. It’s important to bear in mind that there are a number of factors that can affect man boob surgery cost. The most important factor involves the amount of surgery required for full correction. For men with mild degrees of gynaecomastia, the cost will be less compared with men with extensive fatty tissue and glandular enlargement. In many cases, especially in men who are overweight, liposuction on its own may be enough for full correction and to remove man boobs completely. In leaner men, often surgical excision of the glandular tissue is required for full correction. This will have an impact on the overall cost of the treatment. At Centre for Surgery, we are renowned for our proactive approach to after-care with 24/7 nurse cover. The best clinics for gynaecomastia removal will always insist on offering comprehensive after-care to make sure you heal as effectively as possible after your surgery. The after-care is included in the cost of your surgery and is not a hidden extra. If you get a quote from a clinic that seems very low, you should make sure to enquire about what exactly is included in the cost of your man boob surgery.
Gynaecomastia cost is also heavily influenced by you will carry out your procedure. At Centre for Surgery, our surgeons are fully credentialled consultant plastic surgeons with sub-specialist expertise in cosmetic breast surgery. This may not be the case elsewhere and hence why treatment costs could be lower. Always make sure the surgeon you choose is on the GMC specialist register for plastic surgery. Choosing a specialist surgeon for male breast reduction means that you were getting the very best possible care and with the highest chance of a successful outcome. Even if complications were to occur, an experienced surgeon is able to deal with all potential complications of man boob surgery.
Does man boob surgery cost more in London compared with the rest of the UK?
If you are early on in your journey and are in the process of learning about male breast reduction cost, then you may be aware that there are differences in pricing depending on the area of the UK you choose to have your procedure. You will generally find out the cost of man boob surgery will be slightly more in London compared with the rest of the UK and this is consistent with the generally higher price of goods and services in the capital compared with the Midlands or the north of England. This is also why the cost of living in London is higher compared with the rest of the UK. It is important to bear in mind that this is not the main reason for the variation in cost of man boob surgery.
Reputable private clinics such as Centre for Surgery in London are proud to work with some of the most experienced consultant plastic surgeons with subspecialist expertise in cosmetic breast surgery. Our surgeons are renowned experts in the treatment of all types of gynaecomastia surgery from mild to severe using the full range of surgical techniques including liposuction, surgical excision and skin reduction. Our facilities at 95-97 Baker Street are state of the art and are considered to be the most advanced facilities of their kind for cosmetic surgery in the UK. Patients who choose to have their male breast reduction surgery in London can be assured that they are receiving the very best possible treatment and therefore have the lowest risk of complications and the highest satisfaction rates.
Why choose Centre for Surgery for male breast reduction?
Centre for Surgery is one of the U.K.’s most highly regarded cosmetic surgery clinics with expertise across the full range of treatments. Our surgeons carry out over 100 man boob surgery procedures each year with exceptionally high patient satisfaction rates as reflected by our five-star reviews found on the most reputable review platforms. If you are looking for London’s top cosmetic surgery centre of excellence, look no further and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable patient coordinators to learn more about how male breast reduction could transform your life.