We offer three treatments to reduce excess fat on the male chest: VASER Liposuction, MicroLipo and Surgical Liposuction. The Private Clinic’s doctors have extensive experience in all forms of liposuction treatments, and the team perform close to 2000 VASER Lipo treatments each year (more than any other clinic in Europe). Over 35% of our liposuction patients are male, with the chest one of the most common problem areas.
Gynecomastia – more commonly known as man boobs – affects around 15% of adult men in the UK and is caused when excess fat develops in a man’s breast area. This fat can be very hard to shift, even if a weight loss plan has worked for the rest of the body, and the resulting ‘man boobs’ can cause embarrassment and can undermine confidence. The good news is there are safe, effective ways to tackle this problem, depending on your needs and the results you're looking to achieve.
Liposuction is the best way to target stubborn areas of fat that simply won't shift. This is why we offer three different variations of the treatment for 'moob' reduction:
VASER Liposuction is a minimally invasive treatment for gynecomastia that can give you the body you want, without the pain and risk of major surgery and without the need of general anaesthetic. It is less invasive than traditional liposuction and, because it differentiates between fat and important tissues such as nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues, the risk of damage to these tissues is practically eliminated.
With VASER liposuction, the fat is liquefied and removed from the body through a gentle suction process. Less invasive than traditional liposuction, VASER lipo is a walk-in walk-out procedure which doesn’t require a hospital stay or long time away from work or sport activities. Results are very soft and natural looking.
For patients who prefer a very athletic, sculpted look, VASER High Definition is a better option. Click here for our gallery of before and after photos and to see the difference between standard VASER and VASER High Definition.
Featured on Tatler's 2011 Guide of Beauty and Cosmetic Surgery, the Microcannulas Technique or MicroLipo is also ideal for male breast reduction. Cannulas less than 3 mm in diameter are used to remove the fat, which means there is less risk of irregularities and depressions in the skin compared to regular liposuction.
Surgical Liposuction is normally used on those who aren't suitable for either VASER or MicroLipo. It is more invasive than the other two forms, but best for those who have a large amount of fat to be extracted. It is often performed under general anesthetic, which means you may require a hospital stay but a surgeon will explain thoroughly why it will suit your needs best before you decide to go ahead.
Pockets of fat in your chest area can successfully be removed, improving the overall shape and contours of your body. You will see results straight away. However, your chest area will show the most improvement in the months after the procedure.
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Downtime is minimal for VASER and MicroLipo and you can get back to your daily routine almost immediately. However, because there may be some bruising and swelling, it’s best to wait one to two weeks before you hit the gym or do any other rigorous physical activity. Many of our procedures allow patients to return to work within 48-72 hours. Surgical Liposuction will require a longer recovery period, and you may have drains fitted following treatment. Your recovery will be explained thoroughly to you during consultations, as each treatment is entirely individual.
Our Medical Team
The Private Clinic is the UK’s leading authority in minimally invasive procedures for fat removal, and is a training centre for Advanced VASER Lipowith more than 100 VASER procedures performed every month. Simply put, by coming to us for your chest reduction treatment you can rest assured that you are in the hands of some of the most experienced doctors in the country. Click here to find out more about the team.
A number of our Medical Team are experienced and fully qualified in VASER Lipo, including Dr Wolf of The Private Clinic who has performed over 2000 VASER procedures. Our MicroLipo procedures are carried out by Dr Gupta of The Private Clinic. He has performed around 2,000 MicroLipo procedures and is an extremely experienced cosmetic physician.
Our cosmetic surgeons are amongst the best in the UK, with extensive experience and background.