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Male Breast Reduction

What is a gynaecomastia?

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. Many young individuals develop gynaecomastia using drugs for bodybuilding in the gym and some require male breast reduction after weight loss. The Private Clinic offers a range of male breast reduction treatments to help reduce excess fat on the male chest. These include; VASER Liposuction, MicroLipo and Surgical Liposuction.

Each patient has to be evaluated individually to see what’s best for him; his medical history has to be evaluated and an ultrasound scan should be performed in certain cases to rule out any lumps or malignancies which, although extremely rare, can still occur even in male breast tissue.

Massive weight loss patients may require a more complex procedure which is similar to a female breast reduction with skin incisions and scars.

Male Breast Reduction with The Private Clinic

The Private Clinic’s doctors have extensive experience in all forms of liposuction for men 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 being one of the most common problem areas. Male Chest Reduction / Gynecomastia surgery consultations can take place in our clinics in: London, Birmingham, Bristol, BuckinghamshireGlasgow, Leeds, ManchesterNorthampton and Milton Keynes.

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Breast 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.

“My man boobs were always a problem and I felt embarrassed in the changing rooms after going to the gym. I had a fit body and good physique but with breasts!

I had Vaser Lipo and after reduced bruising and swelling the results look impressive! I would recommend it to anyone!”

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Male Chest Reduction (Gynecomastia)

How is a male breast reduction procedure performed?

Liposuction gynecomastia 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.

Both VASER and MicroLipo are carried out under local anaesthetic, so you’ll feel no pain during your treatment.

Surgical Liposuction

Most patients, moderately overweight and with so called pseudo-gynecomastia are well-suited for treatment with liposuction alone. Minimal excess skin will shrink after surgery and re-drape in a satisfactory manner over the pectoralis muscles during the healing process.

Surgical liposuction 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 anaesthetic, which means you may require a hospital stay but your surgeon will explain thoroughly why it will suit your needs best before you decide to go ahead.

What can a male breast reduction achieve?

As a result pockets of fat in your chest area can successfully be reduced, improving the overall shape and contours of your body.* However, your chest area will show the most improvement in the months after the procedure.

How long does it take to recover from Male Breast Reduction?

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.

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What is gynecomastia?

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What causes gynecomastia?

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    *All images, videos and testimonials are based on the personal experiences of our patients and represent individual body shapes and results. Please bear in mind that results may vary from person to person. All testimonies are provided voluntarily by our patients and clients. Their comments have not been altered in any way, and their experiences are their own.

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    By coming to The Private Clinic for male chest reduction treatment you can rest assured that you are in the hands of some of the most experienced doctors and surgeons in the UK  with extensive experience and background.

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    I would just like to thank the entire Private Clinic teams at Harley Street and the Fitzroy Surgery for my amazing treatment and aftercare whilst going through my gynecomastia procedure. The treatment was painless and has left me with no scars. Dr Jallali explained everything very easily, my patient coordinator Emma R, was always at hand to answer any questions and all the staff were friendly and professional throughout. If like me you are a guy that has suffered with gynecomastia since puberty then bite the bullet and get it done, it has restored my confidence to wear what I like and go swimming again! thank you all so much.


    I recently had a male chest reduction surgery done at The Private Clinic in Leeds. It was an amazing experience and the matter was dealt professionally and efficiently. I spoke with Sorena at my initial consultation and the process was very straight forward. Within 4 weeks of visiting the clinic I had completed my surgery and got amazing results. This has enhanced my self-confidence. I was very skeptical at the start however Sorena put me at ease and was great. My surgery was with Dr Vlok who I had a meeting with before the surgery where he showed me before and after surgery images of other patients. I was very pleased with the results I saw and therefore agreed to go ahead with the surgery. I would recommend anyone who has the same issue as I had to contact The Private Clinic as they are the best.

    Overall it was an amazing experience and my results were better than expected. Now I feel more comfortable in my own skin.

    Thanks a lot The Private Clinic!

    Anon, Leeds

    “I am a 36 year old who had chest reduction, and lipo on my love handles and stomach.  I am not overweight; the fat on my body is positioned weird and I have always – since I was a child – felt uncomfortable taking off my shirt, even to shower and sleep.

    After many false starts, I was recommended to Dr. Gupta at The Private Clinic.  From my initial consultation I felt immediately at ease, and he is assisted by a team of personable and able nurses. 

    Dr. Gupta thoroughly explained the procedure and said it would be a life changing event. 

    I am pleased to see that within weeks of the procedures I was confident and on a trip to Florida, where I had no issue both taking off my shirt and receiving the numerous compliments on my physique from friends and family.

    My only regret is not finding Dr. Gupta sooner.  I feel so much more comfortable in clothing and with myself.  I has positively alerted my life.” *

    P.L., London

    This year I decided to deal head-on with an issue that has blighted my life since I was 22. I am now fifty, so I haven’t exactly rushed into it.

    For nearly 30 years I have been hiding a fine pair of male breasts with every imaginable method. At first I tried losing weight and dropped down to nine stone. It didn’t work. So I tried building muscles to hide the offencive orbs. It just made it worse. Now I was reduced to buying baggy jumpers. Very hot in summer but it did work!

    Recently, a new word has entered the English dictionary – Moobs. This is when I knew I had to do something. I decided to look into surgery for a male chest reduction, but I was keen to do it without telling anyone. So I really needed a very gentle procedure with minimum downtime. It took some time to find Dr. Gupta. Everywhere else I went they were talking about major injuries and long recovery periods.

    Dr. Gupta promised to do the job with very small incisions and with very minimal bruising. To be honest I didn’t believe it fully, but thought that it was worth a go.

    As it turned out the whole visit was over and done with in 3 hours. It took three days by the seaside and lots of walks to recover. I needed no pain relief at all and the main bruising was from the compression garment.

    I saw the difference immediately and after just one week no swelling was left and my chest is as flat and manly as any other man in the gym. My only regret is that I suffered unnecessarily for 30 years. I have purchased new t-shirts and wearing them without a baggy jumper is a joy. In my opinion Dr. Gupta is a consummate professional. The only reason why I would not use him again is because I am now totally happy with my body.” *

    D.C., Buckinghamshire

    “Before my chest reduction procedure if there was any doubts either about Dr Gupta or the procedure that I was to have then this was very soon elevated after speaking to Dr Gupta in my pre-op consultation.

    Dr Gupta’s friendly yet professional approach was quite refreshing. He took the time to inform me of an alternative procedure which he thought would be more suitable for me, and he explained in detail the procedure and was very honest and realistic about how the end result would look. He was taking into account my ethnic origins and considering the possible keloid scarring which is common after surgery on dark skin.

    On the day of surgery my partner was even allowed to sit in on the procedure and watch the whole process. We were impressed with the facilities and friendly and efficient staff.

    It’s now been 3 months since my procedure and I feel much better about my chest since the surgery, more confident in my appearance and my partner thinks I’m definitely happier and smile a lot more.

    As for the results I’d say I am 85-90% happy, maybe I expected too much . If I ever needed anything else like this done I wouldn’t think twice about going to see Dr Gupta and his team, and would definitely recommend his services to others, he made all the difference.

    I can see that you love your job and take great pride and satisfaction making your patients feel better about themselves.” *

    S.D., West Midlands

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