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Male Breast Reduction

Man boobs reduction ( Gynecomastia ) Clinic London, Kent, Essex & Sussex

Gynecomastia-male-breast-reductionFor men having excess weight on the chest can give the appearance of breasts and is often embarrassing and many men become self-conscious and anxious about being seen topless.

Breast reduction at the Belvedere Clinic can remove the excess fat from the chest and the result is a flatter more contoured chest. 

Gynecomastia, man boobs or “Moobs” as they are more commonly known have caused men constant embarrassment and distress for years.  Gynecomastia is caused by the development of unusually large glands in men resulting in breast enlargement, and with studies showing that 47% of men in the UK hate the look of their chests, just as many are seeking help to correct these problem areas.

If you are considering male breast reduction in London, Essex or Kent, or have any questions regarding this treatment, then please give us a call on: 020 8311 4464, email us on:, or fill in our contact form.

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About Your Gynecomastia Procedure

moobs-before-afterMale breast reduction at The Belvedere Clinic is done with liposuction. Small incisions are made around the nipple and the fat cells are broken down and sucked out, if necessary glandular tissue may also be removed although this is dependant on the individual. The incisions are then repaired with dissolvable sutures that do not need to be removed.

Procedure Time: 1-1.5 hours
No of Proc Needed: Varies
Length of Results: Varies
Recovery Time: 4-6 weeks


48 hours after your breast reduction procedure you can bath below the waist. Dressing should be left intact and dry for 2 weeks and then removed without getting wet. All sutures are absorbable and a lycra garment should be worn day and night for 3 weeks. Your surgeon will discuss this in detail with you however if you have any queries feel free to call us on the number below.

The Belvedere Clinic has been a market leader in Gynecomastia and Female breast surgery for over 30 years.

FAQs About Male Breast Reduction

For many men, the subject of having excess weight on their chest is a sensitive and painful one. The excess weight (known as gynecomastia) can lead to the appearance of male breasts (or man boobs) which is embarrassing for some. If the problem is particularly pronounced, it can cause severe anxiety, body image issues and a reluctance to engage with society.

To combat this problem, many men who suffer in this way are choosing to undergo male breast reduction surgery. This is particularly useful if you have tried to beat the problem with changes to your diet or increased exercise but with no success.

If you are thinking of having this treatment done but need a bit more information, the below should help:

Q. What is male breast reduction surgery?

A. Male breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure to reduce abnormally large glands and/or fat deposits on the chest. Once these are removed or reduced, your chest should look flatter. Once the procedure is done, your chest area should also look in better proportion to the rest of your body.

Q. What does the procedure involve?

A. The operation is done via liposuction. After a small cut is made around the nipple area, the excess fat cells are sucked out and any glandular tissue removed if necessary. The procedure usually takes around an hour and you should usually fully recover in about a month afterwards.

Q. Are there any side effects?

A. As with any cosmetic surgery procedure, there are some risks involved. However, if you choose a reputable and skilled surgeon to perform it, they are small. Possible side effects can include fluid accumulation in the chest area or infection although these should not be an issue if the procedure is done well.

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Q. How often will I need to have it done?

A. This is the million dollar question! It is impossible to give a general answer as it all depends on the person. Obviously, if you have more fat to remove or larger glands to deal with, then you may need more treatments than someone who does not.

Q. Can you combine other treatments with this procedure?

A. A lot of people now will have a couple of cosmetic surgery procedures done at once as this means you only have the one period of recovery time. As far as male breast reduction surgery goes, it is possible to have other similar treatments carried out at the same time. It is always wise to get the advice of a qualified surgeon in this area though.

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