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Male Breast Reduction / Gynaecomastia Correction

Also known as “man boobs”, “moobs”, “gyno”, the medical condition gynaecomastia, and even as “bitch tits” in cases of steroid use, male breasts affect nearly two thirds of the British male population.


Although this issue is extremely common, many men feel shame and embarrassment at the prospect of swimming, sunbathing, wearing tight clothes, and even going to the gym. The self-consciousness caused by gynaecomastia can even lead to serious mental health problems, such as depression. It is perhaps not surprising, then, that in 2012, 642 brave Brits decided to go under the knife and have their “moobs” reduced, making male breast reduction the third most popular form of surgery among UK men.   


About Us

At Austingraces, we understand that if you want to get your confidence back, you must feel confident in your surgeon.


That’s why we offer free second consultations to all of our patients. We like to make sure that every question is asked, and all of your worries are alleviated before you undergo surgery with us. For your convenience, your consultations and treatment can be performed at any of our clinics, which are based in Brentwood, Chelmsford, and London.


Our surgeon is BAPRAS accredited, GMC-registered, and has specialised in plastic surgery, reconstructive work, and hand operations for nearly 20 years. With Austingraces, your surgery is in safe hands.


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Did you know?

The word 'gynaecomastia' comes from Greek words 'gyne' and 'mastos', which mean 'woman' and 'breast' respectively.


What Causes Gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia occurs when the male breast becomes enlarged, as a result of an abnormal increase in the glandular tissue. However, in the majority of cases, there is no known cause of this phenomenon.


In some instances, enlargement of the male breasts can be due to taking certain drugs, such as anabolic steroids, marijuana, some anti-hypertensives, and oestrogens, and a handful of medical conditions can also cause the problem to emerge.


What Happens In Theatre?

The male breast reduction procedure usually involves a combination of cutting away excess breast tissue, and using liposuction to remove excess fat and make the edges of the excision smoother.  


To do this, a small incision is made in the area surrounding the nipple, called the areola, which ensures that the scar remains hidden. The tissue is then removed, the fat sucked out, and on some occasions, excess skin is removed in order to give the chest area a tighter, more pert appearance.


How Long Does The Surgery Last?

The male breast reduction procedure usually lasts between one and two hours.


What Kind Of Anaesthetic Is Used?

The operation is usually carried out under general anaesthetic.