Male Breast Surgery

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 Male Breast Reduction in Manchester, Liverpool, Newton Le Willows & Bolton

(Gynaecomastia) Male Breast Reduction in Manchester and Liverpool. Cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the male breast area. Discover life-changing information about this popular male plastic surgery procedure. Alternatively contact me to book a FREE consultation: To discuss whether this cosmetic surgery technique is right for you, to view before and after photos and more.

What is a Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)?

A male breast reduction, or Gynaecomastia, is a type of cosmetic surgery to help men whose breast tissue is abnormally large in size and appearance. This may affect one or both of the male breast and is sometimes referred to as ‘man boobs’.

The plastic surgeon that performs your male breast reduction surgery will:

  • Remove excess tissue from your breast area.
  • Remove any excess skin if needed.

It is sometimes done on males who are struggling with excess, loose, saggy skin after losing considerable amounts of weight. Although Liposuction is often used during this type of procedure, male breast reduction surgery should not be used as a weight loss alternative for males whose breasts are large in size  due being overweight.

 Male Breast Reduction

in Manchester, Liverpool,

Newton Le Willows & Bolton

(Gynaecomastia) Male Breast Reduction in Manchester and Liverpool. Cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of the male breast area. Discover life-changing information about this popular male plastic surgery procedure. Alternatively contact me to book a FREE consultation: To discuss whether this cosmetic surgery technique is right for you, to view before and after photos and more.

What is a Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)?

A male breast reduction, or Gynaecomastia, is a type of cosmetic surgery to help men whose breast tissue is abnormally large in size and appearance. This may affect one or both of the male breast and is sometimes referred to as ‘man boobs’.

The plastic surgeon that performs your male breast reduction surgery will:

  • Remove excess tissue from your breast area.
  • Remove any excess skin if needed.

It is sometimes done on males who are struggling with excess, loose, saggy skin after losing considerable amounts of weight. Although Liposuction is often used during this type of procedure, male breast reduction surgery should not be used as a weight loss alternative for males whose breasts are large in size  due being overweight.

topless man looking straight at camera.

What to expect?

Ok, so you now know what can be achieved with male breast reduction cosmetic surgery: But what will happen during the actual surgery itself? Will you be awake during surgery ? Do you get instant results?  Click on the tabs to the right to get the answers to these questions and more. 

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All babies, whether male or female, are born with breast glands. They are usually not noticeable in men however because they remain small and underdeveloped. Gynecomastia is a very common condition where the breast tissue swells to a unusually large size that can very often interfere with a man’s confidence and self esteem. It most commonly affect teenage boys and older men although all ages can suffer with the condition. It can also affect babies, although this usually corrects itself without outside interference.

The causes in could be contributed to a number of factors.

  • Hormone imbalances: Estrogen, or oestrogen, is primary known as a female hormone. It is this hormone that causes breast tissue in humans to grow. Whilst all men do produce oestrogen, they also produce higher levels of another hormone called testosterone. The presence of this male hormone usually halts any breast production. For sometimes unknown reasons, the ratios of these hormones within the body changes; in these instances a male can then start to develop larger breasts.
  • Obesity is also another common cause of exceptionally large breasts in males. This is due to the fact that the body produces excess oestrogen in overweight people – which then causes the breast tissue to develop. The excess fatty tissue then makes the problem worse. Although weight loss can help with the issue as the excess fatty cells reduce, it does not completely eliminate the problem in a large percentage of patients.
  • Puberty – Hormone levels can become unstable during this time in a males life. The problem usually settles as the male gets a bit older and his hormone levels balance out.
  • Older age: Excess weight is a problem that males tend to struggle with on a larger scale as they get older. The excess fat can cause raised levels of oestrogen. Coupled with the fact that testosterone levels tend to reduce as men get older – this creates an ideal scenario where a man’s hormones are unstable and hence excess breast tissue can then be produced as a result.
  • In rarer cases, the abnormally sized breasts could come about as a result of a side effect of a medicine that the man is taking.
  • Other uncommon causes could be associated to: the use of illegal drugs, Excess alcohol, an underlying health condition such as liver disease or failing kidneys, Klinefelter syndrome  or a problem that may interfere with testosterone production such as an infection in the testicles.

In a lot of cases the problem may resolve itself on its own, but if there is an underlying reason to why its happening or it doesn’t resolve itself within 2 years, you may need treatment.

If the large male breasts are causing psychological problems such as low confidence and poor self esteem, or are causing physical problems such as pain –  then again you may wish to consider treatment.

Male breast reduction surgery, performed by expert  Mr El Gawad in any of his clinics in Manchester, Liverpool, Newton Le Willows or Bolton,  is usually done under general anaesthesia. This means you will be totally asleep during the operation.

If you are having a general anaesthesia you will be asked to avoid food or anything to drink for several hours before the operation takes place. However, it’s extremely important to follow your anaesthetist’s advice that will be relevant to your unique case.

You should expect to have one or more consultations before the breast reduction operation takes place.  During these consultations, Mr El Gawad will discuss what will happen before, during and after the breast procedure. He will also prepare you for any pain you might experience.

Your breast area will be reassessed on the day of surgery. Photographs will be taken for your medical records. Mr El Gawad will mark the position of the intended surgical cuts on your body with a surgical pen before you go to theatre.

Other considerations may include:

  •  Smoking. If you smoke it is advised that you stop smoking before your breast reduction surgery takes place. This it to maximise healing.
  • It is advisable that you are as close to your ideal weight as possible before surgery takes place.

Male breast reduction surgery usually takes two to three hours. Depending on your individual case, you may have to stay overnight in hospital for up to one night to check everything is ok.

There are several techniques that are used in male breast reduction surgery, but typically the operation involves:

  • your surgeon will make a small cut (incision) around the nipple area
  • A technique called Liposuction may be used to to suck out any excess fatty tissue
  • In the case where there is also a lot of loose saggy skin present (such as after extreme weight loss) your surgeon will extend the cuts, remove the excess skin and then reposition the nipples.

You will be offered pain relief to help with any discomfort you have after your male breast reduction surgery has taken place.

You may need to wear a compression garment after surgery. This is to help reduce swelling and to aid the overall result.

You will not be able to drive after having this type of surgery, therefore someone would need to drive you home.

It’s recommended that you have someone stay with you for the following 24 hours after leaving hospital.

Your stitches will need to be removed after several weeks. Unless your surgeon has used dissolvable stitches for your male breast reduction surgery, in which case they will disappear on their own.

The results of male breast reduction surgery aren’t always visible until the swelling has gone down. It can take up to six months for the area that was treated to settle completely.

Most men have only a small scar around the nipple after having male breast reduction surgery. In cases where there is lots of excess saggy skin and tissue present,  the procedure also result in a larger scar that goes down vertically and horizontally across the breast crease.

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Specific Risks.

Having male breast surgery is a major decision. Cosmetic surgery can sometimes go wrong and the results may not be what you expected.  The following points cover the specific risks associated with this procedure. Click on each point for more information on that specific risk. 

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This usually happens in the early few hours to few days. This may require a visit back to theater.

This usually happens in the first few days. This may need a course of antibiotics.

This may need frequent dressings and would leave a stretched scar. The scar could be revised at a later stage.

This should improve on its own in few months time. However, it could be permanent.

This would would show after swelling settles. This might need correction.

This may improve on its own or needs skin graft.

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PAST PATIENTS SAY

You have decided on what procedure to have – now its time to choose your surgeon. I always recommend that you research your chosen surgeon in depth – Here is a few testimonials from my beautiful patients – here is what they have said about their experience; before and after surgery with me.

I had Gynecomastia surgery with Dr. El Gawad.  The treatment was not too uncomfortable and within a few days I was back to living my normal life albeit without strenuous exercise but cooking, cleaning, driving etc. was fine. I would not hesitate to have the surgery again. The clinic was brilliant and at every point kept me informed of what was going to happen and when and gave me numerous opportunities to meet with Dr. El Gawad should I have any questions or queries.  I chanced upon them as a facility but luck came in and saw me right.

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My husband has just had breast reduction surgery after some consideration of Surgeons we decided to choose Mr El Gawad and what a choice that was. He was warm and friendly, made you feel at ease and explained everything thoroughly to us. His caring nature shone through and his professionalism was second to none. After the surgery he came and discussed what he had done and what steps should be taken during recovery. On arrival at the Pall Mall Medical Centre in Newton Le Willows we were greeted at 7.30 a.m. by Amanda who showed us to our private room which was bright and airy and very comfortable. The reception staff we encountered during the day were all very pleasant, helpful and friendly. Amanda looked after my husband through the day. She was lovely and clearly enjoyed her work. She answered all our questions and gave us advice for when we got home. She was popping in and checking on us every half an hour. She also went got my husband some lunch, what more could you ask for! His aftercare was exceptional, even to the point where he visited our hotel the day after the surgery to make sure my husband was OK and telephoned us a few days later to check on my husband. He even took us to the Railway Station to get our train! The whole experience was an extremely easy journey. We felt as if we were in very safe hands. Mr El Gawad can be described as a very kind and caring person who made every effort to ensure that our experience was a good one. We have no hesitation in recommending him, he truly did go the extra mile. We can’t thank him enough.

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PAST PATIENTS SAY

You have decided on what procedure to have – now its time to choose your surgeon. I always recommend that you research your chosen surgeon in depth – Here is a few testimonials from my beautiful patients – here is what they have said about their experience; before and after surgery with me.
My husband has just had breast reduction surgery after some consideration of Surgeons we decided to choose Mr El Gawad and what a choice that was. He was warm and friendly, made you feel at ease and explained everything thoroughly to us. His caring nature shone through and his professionalism was second to none. After the surgery he came and discussed what he had done and what steps should be taken during recovery. On arrival at the Pall Mall Medical Centre in Newton Le Willows we were greeted at 7.30 a.m. by Amanda who showed us to our private room which was bright and airy and very comfortable. The reception staff we encountered during the day were all very pleasant, helpful and friendly. Amanda looked after my husband through the day. She was lovely and clearly enjoyed her work. She answered all our questions and gave us advice for when we got home. She was popping in and checking on us every half an hour. She also went got my husband some lunch, what more could you ask for! His aftercare was exceptional, even to the point where he visited our hotel the day after the surgery to make sure my husband was OK and telephoned us a few days later to check on my husband. He even took us to the Railway Station to get our train! The whole experience was an extremely easy journey. We felt as if we were in very safe hands. Mr El Gawad can be described as a very kind and caring person who made every effort to ensure that our experience was a good one. We have no hesitation in recommending him, he truly did go the extra mile. We can’t thank him enough.
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Important Information.

The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is life changing. It is not something that should be decided upon lightly and it’s highly important that you feel happy and confident with your choices every step of the way. Before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery we recommend that you read the following attachments to make sure you are fully informed. Click on each link below to access the PDF attachment.

Important Information.

The decision to undergo a surgical procedure is life changing. It is not something that should be decided upon lightly and it’s highly important that you feel happy and confident with your choices every step of the way. Before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery we recommend that you read the following attachments to make sure you are fully informed. Click on each link below to access the PDF attachment.

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Free Initial Consultation

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Finance Available

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Want to spread the cost of your surgery? No problem – 0% Finance available subject to status. Contact me to apply.

NHS Discount

Male Breast Surgery 2
Do you work for the NHS? If so I can offer you a massive 10% discount of the cost of surgery. Contact me for further details.

Free Initial Consultation

Male Breast Surgery 2
I offer a FREE initial consultation to discuss the best surgery route to get the outcome that you are looking for.

Finance Available

Male Breast Surgery 2
Want to spread the cost of your surgery? No problem – 0% Finance available subject to status. Contact me to apply.

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Mr Ahmed Abd EL Gawad MSc, MD, MRCS, FEBOPRAS, FRCS Plast
Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon

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Mr Ahmed Abd EL Gawad MSc, MD, MRCS, FEBOPRAS, FRCS Plast
Consultant Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon