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What is Gynecomastia?

(pronounced guy-ne-co-mastia)

Gynecomastia is the medical term for ‘man boobs’ – when breast-like bulges appear on a man’s chest.  Gynecomastia is very common – it is believed to affect around 70% of men, usually during puberty when the body is being flooded with hormones. For some, the breast-like lumps naturally reduce over time; for others, they remain into adulthood.

An imbalance of the sex hormones testosterone and oestrogen is the primary cause of male breasts, which can happen naturally, or as the result of taking hormone medication (e.g. steroids).

Being overweight is another factor that can contribute to this imbalance and cause Gynecomastia. It can affect one or both breasts and can range from a small swelling around the nipple to larger protrusions.

Although occasionally painful, Gynecomastia poses no risk to your health and it is not linked to breast cancer. However, it can have a negative impact on your body confidence and self-esteem. For some men, these negative emotions can contribute to more serious issues later down the line, including depression and related mental health conditions.

If you’re concerned about Gynecomastia or you’re experiencing pain the male breast area, the first thing to do is consult a medical professional and discuss how you’re feeling.

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Do I Have Gynecomastia?

Many of our male patients will ask us to help them identify whether they have Gynecomastia or not. It is one of the biggest causes of body-related insecurities, so it is only natural that men want to address the issue and find a fix.

The easiest way to find out whether you may have gynecomastia is by having a look at your body in the mirror.

The normal male chest has a thin layer of tissue with small, flat areola. You may have gynecomastia if your chest has:

• Fullness, puffy nipples and an abnormally wide areolas
• A chest that looks more round and feminine than normal
• Your nipples stick out particularly when wearing certain shirts

If you see signs of these, then you may have gynecomastia; This is where we come in. A consultation with a specialist will help you to make a fully informed decision on your best course of action

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Our Gynecomastia Treatments

We help you to find efficient, effective medical solutions for Gynecomastia. We aim to make every stage of your treatment as simple, safe and stress-free as possible. Our treatments are focused on improving overall self-esteem and mental health regarding body image.

If you decide to go for surgery, there are various options you can choose depending on the type and quantity of tissue that needs removing (a combination of fat, breast tissue and skin). Here are the typical steps of male breast reduction surgery:

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  • Step 1: Assessment - we’ll give you a consultation to assess whether you’re a suitable candidate for surgery.
  • Step 2: Preparation - once you’re given the green light, you can prepare for the surgery by eating healthily, stopping smoking and getting enough sleep.
  • Step 3: Procedure - Surgery is performed under local anaesthetic and usually takes a couple of hours Liposuction, excision, or a combination of the two are used to remove the excess tissue.
  • Step 4: Recovery - Gynecomastia surgery is a minimally invasive procedure, and typically requires only 2 or 3 days of initial recovery. NO GYM and no heavy lifting for 2 weeks minimum. We will discuss the best way to incorporate your aftercare into your lifestyle.
  • Step 5: Compression - Following your surgery you will be required to wear a compression vest for a month. Compression is key to a good result and you need to follow your aftercare instructions carefully

Treating your Gynecomastia could change your life for the better, but we will never recommend surgery unless it is a medically sound choice. If you think surgery may be the right option for you, we’ll give you a full, transparent consultation before you make the final decision. 

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What Treatments Are Available?

If your Gynecomastia persists and it is affecting your day-to-day life, you may wish to tackle the problem with a surgical solution. 
We will give it to you straight. There’s only one treatment available and it’s surgery!

  • Gynecomastia surgery - unwanted breast tissue is removed under local anaesthetic

Whether or not you opt to treat your Gynecomastia is completely up to you; as mentioned above, it poses no risk to your overall health, so treating it is down to personal preference.

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Should I Consider Surgery?

If you are under 18 and have had enlarged breasts for less than 12 months there is a chance that hormone treatment can help and you should contact your GP Immediately. Feel free to call us for info. We do provide any non-surgical solutions but will be happy to give you some free advice

For everyone else, surgery is the only way to remove the gland and in this we have a lot of experience. We offer up front pricing and a wealth of information about the gynecomastia procedure and aftercare in advance of  your consultation. This means that by the time you meet the surgeon you are fully informed and can ask pertinent questions without having to go over the basics.

Male breast reduction under local anaesthetic is one of the safest cosmetic surgeries available, but no surgery is without risk. Be sure to do plenty of research before committing to it, and be sure to find a provider that has been around for a few years so you know that they will still be there if you need any follow up treatments. There are minor complications like scar tissue that need treatment 6 months after the initial surgery. It is important to ensure that these follow ups are included in your treatment plan

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Recovery Time

It can take a few weeks to fully recover from breast reduction surgery and it can take up to six months to see the full results.

The length of time you need to keep the dressings on depends on how quickly your wounds heal. While every patient’s healing process is unique, most patients feel ready to return to light duties just a few days after a male breast reduction, depending on the nature of their work.

You should avoid stretching, doing exercise and heavy lifting for up to six weeks after the operation. You can usually drive again when it’s no longer painful to wear a seatbelt, approx 3 days.

This is a once in a lifetime procedure so give your body a chance to recover.

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So how much does

It Cost?

Stage 1 and Stage 2 Gynecomastia patients can expect to pay £4000-£4500 for bi-lateral gland excision including vaser liposuction for the additional fat in the breast

At Surgery Group, we take a close look at all patients and determine a firm price after analysing each patient’s condition. You can get a free quote by contacting us and rest assured, our prices are reasonable. Not only this but the gynecomastia surgeons we are proud to introduce you to are some of the best in the industry

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The Bottom Line

Gynecomastia is a common issue, and there is absolutely no shame in wanting to address Gynecomastia. It is natural to find things like this uncomfortable to talk about, especially in the image-driven culture we live in, but thousands of men suffer from Gynecomastia – and it is nothing to be ashamed of.

For a friendly, confidential consultation on dealing with Gynecomastia, get in touch with us via the Surgery Group contact form. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about the procedure – we pride ourselves on being transparent and straightforward about all the options available to you, and we’ll perform a thorough assessment to determine whether surgery is the best route to take for you.

Why choose

Surgery Group

Our mission is to “Keep it simple” for you the patient and cut out the middle man. You can get affordable treatments with UK’s leading surgeons, because with us you only pay for the actual procedure, and not the sales commissions. We are proud to be able to introduce our patients to some of the very best Gynecomastia Surgeons in the UK

All  surgeons and surgeries are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and are located in prime UK locations, including Harley Street in London, Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle. Here you can:

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  • Speak directly with the surgeon
  • Get An Honest Appraisal
  • Get a consultation in your area
  • Plan your next step

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Some of Our Gynecomastia Patients

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Excellent and affordable service

After I was scammed by the Harley medical, I lost hope. But after speaking to Mathew I regained confidence. Unlike the scammer Harley medical they didn’t charge me until the procedure was done. I was satisfied with the results and the way Mathew, Kate and others has delt with me. The procedure has taken place as they have described. I recommend them with my eyes closed. Also I must say Dr. Nurein has done an excellent job. I ask everyone to stay away from scammers like Harley medical. They had hit me with a lot of hidden charges. I lost £1200 and 4 months delay. Fortunately the surgery group helped me to get my life back on tract.

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Tanvir

Gyno Surgery

I used the surgery group for my gynecomastia surgery with Dr nurein. Although too early to comment on my results as the surgery was today I have to say that the Surgery Group were amazing from start to finish. Matthew was my patient coordinator and nothing was too much trouble. Any questions I had he responded quickly either via txt or on the phone. This was also evenings and weekends it didn't matter. There was never any pressure at al, I would highly recommend using the surgery group for your cosmetic procedure in particular Gyno surgery and hair transplants as Matthew is extremely knowledgeable on these subjects....

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Leon

Best gynecomastia place

I went into this surgery very confident as I watched a lot of videos of lebowitz so studied how the operation was going. I was not nervous at all. When I have entered the surgery room they took excellent care of me, the nurses are very funny and have a good sense of humour and do a great. The local anaesthetic Injection didn't hurt at all, pain free. And when they have filled you up with the liquid they wait a good 10 minutes to ensure that you will feel no pain at all. Dr. Nurein did a fantastic job. And he went through everything he was doing to me during the surgery and answered every question i had for him. My chest is looking amazing now....

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Gergo

Good Experience

Only 4 days out from my operation so yet to get the real results. Dr. Nurein was great during the operation and very attentive to whether I was in pain or not. The nurses also were great and friendly and put me at ease (I planned on requesting some Valium or something to relax through the operation but on the day felt completely comfortable and didn't require any). I look forward to my results and thankyou to Dr. Nurein and his team! 🙂

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