Male Breast Surgery

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Male Breast Surgery London

Male breast or gynaecomastia surgery is performed by Maisam Fazel to correct gynaecomastia or male breasts, commonly known as moobs.

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Gynaecomastia is a common condition, resulting in localized fat and glandular tissue in the male chest. For most cases of gynaecomastia, the cause is unknown, but this condition may sometimes be linked to certain medications or diseases.

Many men are often very embarrassed by this condition as it affects their self confidence preventing them from removing their shirt in public. It also affects the type of clothing they wear.  Gynaecomastia surgery is a solution that helps provide a smooth, contoured chest. A male breast reduction procedure can address:

  • Excess fatty tissue in the chest area
  • Over-development of breast glandular tissue behind the nipple
  • Stretched skin

At a Glance

  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Daycase / Overnight: Daycase
  • Type of Anaesthetic: GA (sedation may be possible)
  • Bra / Garment to be worn for: 4 weeks
  • Return to Work (depending on job): 5 days
  • Return to Gym: 4 weeks


Male Breast Surgery London

As a leading expert in this area, Maisam Fazel solutions for male breast reduction depend on the patient:

VASER liposuction: suitable when the issue is caused only by fatty tissue in the chest

Gland excision: If there is a breast gland present behind the nipple (which often feels like a rubbery lump), Maisam Fazel will surgically remove this through a small scar around the nipple or from the side of the chest.

Skin tightening: this is seldom needed as once excess fat and gland have been removed, the skin tends to retract and tighten.

Most patients require a combination of both liposuction and surgical gland excision techniques to achieve the best results.

Maisam Fazel also deals with more complex cases of gynaecomastia where the surgery differs depending on the patient’s needs and anatomy.


What are the causes of gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia is usually divided into two different types: All men have a small amount of glandular breast tissue in the chest. True gynaecomastia refers to the over-development of this glandular tissue, creating a firm breast-like feel and appearance. This can be the result of endocrine disorders, other underlying health conditions, age-related hormonal changes, a side-effect of certain medications or steroid use. It can also be genetic. Often there is no cause found.
Pseudo-gynaecomastia refers to an increase in fatty tissue in the chest. The skin can then become stretched. It is often impossible to tone up this area through diet and exercise alone.
In reality, most men have a combination of the above, and thus the surgical solution must take this into account.

Can VASER liposuction alone eliminate gynaecomastia?

VASER liposuction can removed the fatty tissue around the chest, but if present, the breast gland will usually need to be surgically excised as it cannot normally be adequately removed with VASER liposuction alone.

What are the scars from male breast reduction gynaecomastia surgery?

A semi-circle incision is placed around the lower half of the areola which allows Maisam Fazel to remove the gland. This usually heals and blends into the skin very well. A separate 3mm incision is made in the side of the chest to allow the liposuction to take place.

Can gynaecomastia be eliminated with diet and exercise?

True gynaecomastia is unaffected by exercise, while pseudogynaecomastia (fatty tissue) can theoretically improve with diet and exercise. However, most men find this area very difficult to eliminate even with a very strict diet and exercise regime.

What is the recovery like after male breast reduction gynaecomastia surgery?

With Maisam Fazel’s rapid recovery technique, most people are walking around on the day after surgery and are often back at work after 4 to 7 days. Within a few weeks a light gym routine can be resumed. Pain killers, if used, are often taken for a couple of days after surgery.

How long will the results of male breast reduction gynaecomastia surgery last?

The results of male breast reduction will be evident immediately after surgery and will continue to improve as swelling subsides over the following weeks and months. Final results should be visible between three months to a year.