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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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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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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:
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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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!
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.
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
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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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
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.
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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Regarding COVID19, we are working with selected COVID-protected facilities who have now reopened. These clinics have started a phased return model for a new normal with various safety measures in place including a limited number of procedures, reduced footfall through the clinic and enhanced PPE for staff. On the day, you will be asked to complete a COVID questionnaire and have your temperature taken on entry, as well as being asked to wash your hands. You will be asked to wear a face mask so that theoretically you are protected and you protect staff members in case anyone happens to be positive whilst asymptomatic.
Surgery Group have adopted guidelines from the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery for use in all clinics taking into account UK law and each clinic has completed a COVID19 risk assessment of the patient journey through the clinic and taken steps to minimise risk, and we hope that by doing so, the risk of contracting coronavirus is significantly less than your weekly supermarket shop, however, it is not possible to guarantee that the risk of catching it is zero, such as in the nature of the virus.
To be clear, the government’s advice for the time being remains to stay at home unless you need to leave the house for one of 4 reasons including “any medical need” –
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