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Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Male  breast reduction is more common than you may think, and can be achieved surgically in many ways. It relates to what is called Gynaecomastia.

What is Gynaecomastia?

This condition is commonly defined as an increase in breast gland tissue or breast swelling among males.  This creates enlarged male breasts or “moobs”, man boobs, as they are popularly called.  It may occur on just one breast or both unevenly.

It is a common condition that can occur at any age, although teenage boys and older men may predominate,  and is characterised by excess localised fat and glandular tissue, and sometimes excess breast skin.

The impact of Gynaecomastia can be severe. It can make affected men feel self-conscious and avoid certain physical activities or intimacy.

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What Causes Male Breast Swelling?

It can be the result of hormonal changes, obesity, recreational or prescription drugs, although in most instances the cause remains unknown. All possible causes should be investigated before going ahead with your surgery.

Male Breast Surgery Procedures

Moob reduction treatment is surgical, either through liposuction, excision of glandular tissue (Webster procedure) or a combination of both. Liposuction alone (fat removal using a thin cannula inserted through small incisions) is indicated when breast swelling is primarily due to excess fatty tissue. Excision techniques are indicated when Gynaecomastia consists of excess glandular development, with or without skin excess. Irrespective to the technique, it is highly recommended to wear a surgical garment for up to 12 weeks to minimise swelling and support your new chest contour as it heals after surgery.


You should expect to stay in the hospital overnight. Upon being discharged from the hospital, you will be given painkillers to take at home and an appointment will be made for your first dressing, usually 7 days after surgery. Further follow-up appointments will be arranged at 2 and 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post surgery to closely monitor your physical well-being.


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Frequently asked questions

If you are concerned with the look of your chest then you may be suitable for breast correction. Your GP will usually investigate the causes of your gynaecomastia before referring you to Miss Breahna who will perform a full assessment. It is important for you to have a healthy and steady weight and BMI

This is a common and popular treatment for men. While all surgery has some risks associated, these will be discussed at consultation so you fully informed, and comfortable with the treatment.

Male breast reduction itself is performed under general anaesthetic so you will not feel any pain. Post-operatively, some tenderness or soreness is to be expected and a course of mild or prescription painkillers will be recommended.

Common risks encountered are swelling, bruising and temporary numbness which should resolve in a matter of weeks. Infrequent risks are bleeding (haematoma), infection, poor scarring, fat necrosis (lumpiness under the skin due to fat dying), changes in nipple or breast sensation, complete or partial loss of the nipple and clots in the legs or lungs. Breast contour and shape irregularities and asymmetry between the two breasts can occur. Further surgery may be needed to make adjustments to correct significant differences between the two sides.

This procedure may incur a period of 2 weeks recovery time to allow for successful healing, and time off work may be required. Driving may be possible after 2 weeks. It may need up to 3 weeks before travelling abroad and up to 6 weeks before returning to the gym.


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Gynaecomastia (enlarged male breasts or “moobs”) is a common condition that can occur at any age and is characterised by excess localised fat and glandular tissue, and sometimes excess breast skin.

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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



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  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

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Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Secretary

Call Clare on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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