The development of gynecomastia in men and enlarged breast tissue is related to an underlying hormonal imbalance involving testosterone and oestrogen. Men can be affected at any point in their lifetime, which can have a detrimental effect on self-confidence and the ability to carry out everyday activities of daily living. At Centre for Surgery, we are proud to have the full range of treatments to get rid of gynecomastia or ‘man boobs’ using only clinically proven effective treatments.
The most effective treatment to remove gynecomastia involves surgical removal. Surgical removal is often combined with liposuction in men to remove excess fatty tissue underneath the skin of the chest. In men with very bulky gynaecomastia, the surgical technique used for removal is similar to that for female breast reduction. Most cases of gynecomastia in men can be treated using minimally invasive surgical procedures which carry minimal downtime. Some men may notice they have puffy nipples, which can be effectively treated with gynecomastia surgery and combined with nipple reduction.
Our plastic surgeons have many years of experience treating all types of gynecomastia, including pseudogynecomastia and specialise in using power-assisted liposuction for permanent removal. Power-assisted liposuction is a gentler and more effective method of removing male chest fat than Vaser liposuction. Men who have primarily fatty tissue can have treatment with liposuction alone without the need for gland excision.
Liposuction for gynecomastia can be carried out under local anaesthetic and general anaesthetic. Your surgeon will recommend the best technique based on the amount of fat to be removed. Power-assisted liposuction involves liquefying the fat before being removed using vacuum aspiration. The desired result is a highly contoured chest with a permanent reduction in fat as long as men maintain a sensible diet and exercise regularly.
Our surgeons are handpicked to practice at Centre for Surgery and are renowned for their expertise in performing male chest reduction with liposuction. Dr Omar Tillo and Dr Ertan Erel have built an international reputation in treating all types of gynecomastia from mild to severe at our UK gynecomastia clinics at 95-97 Baker Street in central London. Although non-surgical methods of treating gynecomastia can be effective in mild cases, including losing weight by diet and exercise, this method is only effective for pseudogynecomastia. True gynecomastia with glandular enlargement will require surgical removal for permanent results.
It is common to find online many products, including pills and supplements that are claimed to be effective in treating gynecomastia. We would advise staying clear of these products as there is no clinical evidence to support their effectiveness at all and, in some cases, may end up doing more harm than good.
The best way to determine if non-surgical options or gynecomastia surgery is best for you is to have a face-to-face consultation with an expert plastic Surgeon at our London clinic. The consultation involves taking a medical history followed by a physical examination and, in some cases, may be supplemented by an ultrasound scan of the breasts to rule out serious causes of male breast enlargement.
Why should I choose Centre for Surgery for non-surgical male chest reduction?
- Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London in the UK and has recently opened our own state-of-the-art day-case facility in central London.
- Our surgeons have many years of experience treating all types of gynecomastia using the most effective male chest reduction techniques.
- Round-the-clock post-operative care is delivered by an expert team of post-operative nurses who are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have
- Over 97% patient satisfaction rates with hundreds of verified five-star Google and Trustpilot reviews
- The vast majority of patients who have had gynecomastia removal would recommend us to their family and friends.
- Our recognised expertise is available at affordable gynecomastia prices.
- View our male breast reduction before and after photos
If you would like to have a face-to-face consultation with a Gynecomastia surgeon in London, please call us on 020 7993 4849 and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable patient coordinators.