Male breast reduction is the best treatment for getting rid of ‘man boobs’ also known as gynaecomastia. Up to 60 to 70% of adult men have some degree of gynaecomastia or ‘man boobs’. There are a number of potential causes of enlarged breasts in men including hormonal changes, excess alcohol and steroid usage. The most common presentation is of breast tissue enlargement and in some cases, the breasts may feel tender to the touch. The most common underlying cause responsible for causing gynaecomastia is due to high circulating levels of oestrogen.
However, most men will simply have ‘man boobs’ due to a buildup of excess fatty tissue over the chest and pectoralis muscle and this is also known as pseudo-gynaecomastia. Men who keep to a healthy diet and exercise regularly can remove this fat effectively whilst simultaneously building chest muscle mass.
It is important to have a full medical assessment to identify potential underlying causes of ‘man boobs’ and if it is found that excessive oestrogen levels could be the cause then it’s best to speak to your GP in the first instance who may then may refer you to an endocrine specialist for consideration of pharmacological therapy.
Centre for Surgery is renowned as a specialist centre for the treatment of all types of gynaecomastia using the most advanced male breast reduction techniques including liposuction, gland excision and surgical removal of skin excess.
Is it possible to get rid of man boobs?
In expert hands, it is perfectly achievable to get rid of man boobs with permanent results. In some cases, men who follow a program of eating sensibly and exercising regularly can reduce the appearance of man boobs especially if they are overweight or obese. Cardiovascular exercise such as running cycling or swimming helps with generalised weight loss whilst specific exercises such as bench presses or push-ups can help to reduce fat and build muscle at the same time in the chest area. For men who have tried natural methods to get rid of man boobs and failed then there is the more permanent option of male breast reduction which will reduce localised fat as well as remove excess glandular tissue to result in a more manly looking chest and sculpted look.
What is the best way to get rid of man boobs?
Our surgeons recommend male breast reduction surgery using a combination of liposuction and surgical excision for effective treatment of this common condition affecting many men. At Centre for Surgery in London, our surgeons specialise in power-assisted liposuction which uses a specialised reciprocating and piece to safely and effectively break down an extract fat without the use of thermal energy which is used in both SmartLipo and Vaser lipo. By avoiding the use of thermal energy, the risk of skin burns is eliminated. Liposuction using the power-assisted technique is much gentler compared with traditional like this action with a match reduced incidence of both bruising and swelling and therefore a quicker recovery. For patients who have minimal fatty tissue and have a predominance of glandular tissue then your surgeon may need to make an incision in the lower half of the areola to surgically remove this excess tissue and this is most commonly performed in combination with liposuction for more complete results. In rare cases where men have skin laxity, the surgeon may also remove excess skin to tighten the chest. Nowadays, our surgeons have access to BodyTite radio-frequency skin tightening which avoids the traditional scars of excess skin removal. Many men choose to combine gynaecomastia removal with high definition liposuction.
The male breast reduction procedure takes between 1 to 2 hours to carry out and is most commonly carried out under a general anaesthetic although, for more minor grades of gynaecomastia, having the treatment under local anaesthetic is an option. If the appearance of your scars is something that could potentially concern you, you can be assured that you have access to the very best scar revision techniques available at Centre for Surgery using a variety of methods including both erbium laser and Morpheus8.
Is it possible to get rid of man breasts in under one month?
One of the great advantages of male breast reduction surgery is that patients can expect to see significant results in the first week following surgery. Any bruising or swelling will begin to settle down by the end of week two with final results evident by the six-month stage. You should make sure to comply with the surgeon’s post-operative instructions to make sure you get the best results following male gyno surgery.