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Male Chest Reduction


Currently, male breast reduction surgery (gynecomastia) is the most effective way to reduce male breasts and achieve a firmer and flatter chest. In fact, the number of men choosing to have a male breast reduction each year has increased 33% since 2010, making it one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries for men nationwide.

Dr. Ahmed is highly experienced in a variety of minimally invasive techniques to treat gynecomastia and improve the chest’s appearance.

An overview of the procedure

Procedure Time

2-4 hours

Full Recovery

3 weeks

Return to Work

2 – 3 days


£3,200 – £4,500*

Patient Journey

Tom Hemming

Tom Hemming is a professional bodybuilder and personal trainer who struggled with Gynecomastia. As Tom frequently competed at the highest level, he felt that no matter how much he trained, he could not get rid of his Gynecomastia. Follow Tom’s Journey and see for yourself how this procedure changed his life and professional career.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes Gynecomastia?

There is no single reason why a man might have enlarged breasts, but there are several lifestyle and genetic factors that are thought to contribute to the condition:

    • Hormonal changes: fluctuations in sex hormones such as testosterone and estrogen can cause breasts to enlarge; this is common boys during puberty. In the majority of cases, puberty-related gynecomastia will subside as a young man matures.


    • Drugs or alcohol: certain prescription medications, anabolic steroids and recreational drugs, including marijuana, have been linked to gynecomastia. Heavy alcohol use may also contribute to the condition.


    • Genetic conditions: Klinefelter’s syndrome and other genetic disorders can cause hormonal imbalances that lead to enlarged male breasts


  • Obesity: excess fat can accumulate in the chest, causing the breasts to grow

Weight loss may help reduce the appearance of male breasts that are largely composed of fatty tissue, but more often than not, gynecomastia in adult men cannot be completely eliminated without surgery. If an excess of glandular tissue has developed, no amount of diet or exercise can get rid of it.

Will I need to have an overnight stay?

No. As the procedure is done under local anaesthetic, you will be free to leave the clinic directly after your post op assessments.

Can you tell me more about the surgery and recovery?

Dr. Ahmed performs Male Breast Reduction/Gynecomastia removal with Local Anaesthetic only depending on the patient and the extent of the procedure. Post-operative discomfort is typically minimal, and most men find it easily controllable with oral pain relievers. Recovery after male breast reduction also varies depending on the extent and type of procedure but is usually relatively quick. Many men are able to return to work 2 to 3 days after their procedures and are able to resume their fitness routines after about 3 weeks. While you will probably notice an improvement immediately after surgery, final results take a few months.

The results of male breast reduction are typically long lasting so long as you maintain a stable weight and refrain from substances that are known to cause gynecomastia. Dr. Ahmed cannot stress enough how life-enhancing this surgery can be for men who suffer from gynecomastia. Our patients typically experience a boost in confidence that leads to greater satisfaction in many aspects of their social and professional lives.

Can Gynecomastia be caused by anabolic steroids?

Indeed, males who use anabolic steroids may have increased breast tissue as a result of a sex hormone imbalance. Gynecomastia is one of the negative effects of using androgenic drugs or chemicals, such as androgenic steroids, prohormones, or even some prescription drugs.

Will I require a compression garment during recovery?

You will be provided with a chest compression garment to wear for 6 weeks post procedure.