Male Breast Reduction (Gynecomastia) Harley Street, London
Gynecomastia is an enlargement of breasts in men, commonly referred to as “Man Boobs” It can be an embarrassing condition for men and boys, lowering self-esteem and impinging on their lifestyle. We are seeing social and lifestyle changes specifically related to diet and exercise, which are resulting in this condition becoming an increasing problem in the UK.
Male breast surgery is one of the fastest increasing cosmetic procedures in the UK and the procedure continues to gain popularity and acceptance.
Normally the most common treatment is a combination of liposuction and surgical excision. This is a highly effective procedure giving the patient the optimum results.
As with every procedure, it is important to select the correct surgeon with specific skills in male breast reduction and someone who routinely carries out the procedure. Mr. Sivarajan is one of the most prolific liposuction specialists in the UK which is a key part of these procedures, ensuring the shape and volume of the chest is in proportion and symmetrical. On a monthly basis, Mr. Sivarajan routinely carries out a range of Gynaecomsitia procedures delivering a very high rate of patient satisfaction and a minimal level of complication.
This type of surgery also lends itself very well to the advanced day-case model as the surgical incisions are relatively small, any post-op bruising or swelling will be concealed by clothing, general movement after surgery is not significantly restricted and post-op pain is normally easy to control and short-lived. This results in a procedure that has one of the shortest recovery periods with most men able to resume the majority of their normal activities within a week or so.
In some cases, liposuction on its own can be an effective treatment however the selection of the appropriate type of liposuction is key. The limiting factor is whether the desired flat chest can be achieved without the excision of any excess skin.
Gynecomastia surgery can now be done as a day case procedure, however, depending on the scale of the operation there may be a need to perform this under GA with an overnight stay in hospital.