Male Breast-Reduction

Gynecomastia is a condition in which the breast tissue in males increases to a point that can become problematic, both physically and psychologically. The unwanted tissue may be breast glandular tissue, adipose (fatty) in nature, or a combination of the two. The result of this can be functionally and psychologically harmful to the individual. The physical deformation may also be extremely painful if the glandular tissue is more prominent. As for psychological impact, the insecurities this condition can bring are often the reason why males who suffer from it often seek medical attention.

Most patients have never heard of this condition until the family physician identifies it. The physician may be unaware of the possible causes of the condition and its psychological impact. After the initial presentation, boys are frequently advised to ignore the gynecomastia and are told that it will go away. Fortunately, in most instances, cases of minimal subareolar pubertal-onset gynecomastia do regress as puberty progresses.



Male Breast-Reduction: £4,800 – £5,500


Full aftercare plan with surgeon and personal nurse
On-call nurse (24hrs)

Consultation location area

Preferred Consultation Clinic


before & after

These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes cosmetic surgery will achieve the same results.

Male Breast-Reduction at Red Rose DesirE

Male Breast-Reduction is usually carried out under general anaesthetic and can take around 90 minutes depending on the  level of change and the patient. There are several methods when undertaking the procedure, and again this will depend on the severity or desired changes.

Typically an incision is made around the nipple, before Liposuction is used to remove excess fat and tissue.

The procedure will leave a firmer, more natural look for the patient as the size of the breast is reduced and aligned.

The recovery period varies from patient to patient, however we do see men returning to work within a week or two, however vigorous activity is off limits for at least 3 weeks.

An elastic compression garment will be provided which must be worn for a few weeks following the surgery to minimise swelling and offer support during this period of healing.  

Your stitches will be monitored by your nurse at following-up appointments, and we advise that due to reduced arm motion, you wait at least 2 weeks before driving.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Q: When can I drive?
A: It is advised that you wait up to 2 weeks after  the procedure before returning to normal driving activities however this is down to your own discretion.


Q: What does a male breast reduction involve?
A: The breast reduction procedure can vary depending on how much tissue that needs to be removed. Initially an incision will be made around the nipple and Liposuction may be used to remove additional fatty tissue. The incision may be extended and repositioning of the nipple may be necessary if there is a lot of fatty tissue.


Q: What are the possible side effects?
A: Sore breasts, loss of sensation to some areas of the breast, swelling and potentially bruising.


Q: What could go wrong?
A: As
with any surgery there is a risk of complication and long-term effects some of those can be as follows:


  • Thick scaring- usually a result of infection
  • Wound Healing problems- wound taking a long time to heal
  • Infection