Male Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia)
Although rarely discussed, male breast enlargement (Gynaecomastia) is common. It can occur after puberty or later in life and rarely may follow hormone abnormalities. For small areas, liposuction can prove an ideal solution, leaving only minimal scars.

For small to moderate male breast enlargement, liposuction may provide a good solution leaving only minimal scars. Mr David Ross at Plastic Surgery W1 uses the acclaimed Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction device, which minimises bruising.

Where the breasts are significantly enlarged, liposuction may not be adequate, as it would leave loose folds of skin, which would be unsightly and asymmetric. In these instances combination of liposuction and the surgical removal of excess skin would be performed.

Length of surgery: 1-2 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
Overnight or Daycase: Overnight and always performed in a hospital operating theatre.
Risks / Complications of Surgery:
Frequent: Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, change in nipple sensation.
Infrequent: Infection, unsightly scarring, asymmetry, bleeding (haematoma), permanent numbness, nerve injury, nipple necrosis, fat necrosis, seroma.

5 – 10 days until socialising with close friends and family

2 weeks until return to work and normal social engagements

3-4 weeks until bruising and swelling disappeared

8- 10 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities

12-24 weeks until final result

Duration Of Results: Permanent providing a well fitting pressure garment is worn after surgery and significant weight is not gained or lost.
Plastic Surgery W1 Ltd
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London W1G 9LG
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