Male reduction surgery (gynaecomastia) sometimes referred to as “Man boobs”, refers to the enlargement of the male breast. The procedure for getting rid of “man boobs” is to remove fat and tissue from the breasts, and in extreme cases excess skin.
At puberty most teenage boys experience some degree of male breast enlargement affecting one or both breasts. However, by early adulthood less than 10% will still have a problem. This incidence rises with age, reaching approximately 30% (1 in 3) in older men. Rarely, the breast enlargement can be caused by medicines (for high blood pressure, heart disease and prostate cancer), drugs (such as marijuana and anabolic steroids), some diseases (such as liver failure and some cancers) and some very rare congenital abnormalities (errors of development that one is born with).
These causes should be excluded by the surgeon during an initial consultation. Additional information will be needed at this consultation regarding overall health, chest size and body shape, previous chest surgery, any bleeding tendencies and healing capabilities, some of which will be affected by smoking, alcohol and various medications.
All cosmetic surgery procedures offered through Landauer Cosmetic Surgery are carried out in reputable, first class private hospitals such as Spire, Nuffield and Ramsay with state of the art equipment and highly trained and friendly staff throughout the United Kingdom.