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Surgery Process Guide to Male Breast Reduction

“Large breasts in men are often believed to be a result of obesity, but this is not the only cause. Men can have an abnormal growth of glandular breast tissue, usually because of a hormone imbalance.” – NHS 

The male breast reduction procedure involves incisions being made around both areolas before the excess fatty tissue is removed. Depending on the volume of tissue to remove, the surgeon may need to make more than one incision.


You will be given a general anaesthetic for the duration of the operation.

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The surgeon makes an incision around the perimeters of the areola on your chest. 


The excess fatty tissue and skin is removed. This may sometimes be achieved using liposuction techniques. If there is a huge amount of fatty tissue, your surgeon may need to make more than one incision, or cuts may need to extend downwards from your areola to the chest. 

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Depending on how many incisions the surgeon needs to make, your areola may need repositioning. 


The surgeon will then pull the skin taut over the incisions and stitch shut.

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Complications / Negligence Signs

Bruising and swelling following surgery.

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Cosmetic Surgery Complication

Nerve damage.


Lumpy scarring.

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Surgical Risks

General anaesthetic carries multiple risks, however, these are very rare (typically, these risks will occur one case in every 10,000). 

Risks and complications can include:

-Anaphylaxis (a harmful reaction to the anaesthetic)

Inherited reaction to the anaesthetic

In extremely rare cases, death (approx. 1 death for every 100,000 general anaesthetics given).

These problems are more likely to arise if:

you are undergoing emergency surgery

you have other illnesses 

you are a smoker

you are overweight 

Your surgeon should talk you through these risks before your operation. 


Before going ahead with any cosmetic procedure it’s imperative you consider both the psychological and financial associations. You can familiarise yourself with these key considerations by reading the S.A.F.E Choice Guide. 

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