Male Breast Reduction, or Gynaecomastia Correction, is an extremely common procedure for men who wish to remove any excess, stubborn, unwanted chest fat. This straightforward procedure involves the use of liposuction to remove excess fat, tissue and loose skin to restore the appearance of a smooth, flat chest.

Many men in the UK undergo surgical procedures each week to improve their appearance and this procedure is a quick, safe and effective solution for men who want to get rid of the excess fat in their chest area or those who have excess skin after experiencing rapid weight loss.

Whatever your personal requirements, Male Breast Reduction at the Cadogan Clinic will provide the leading experts and techniques for your treatment at its state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Gynaecomastia is a condition in which increased levels of breast tissue exist in the male breast to create an unnatural masculine shape. The breast tissue symptom is in fact a bodily reaction against an imbalance of circulating estrogen and can be a source of great aesthetic concern among sufferers. Gyneacomastia can affect one or both breasts, sometimes unevenly, and tends to become more prominent with weight gain and age. Gynaecomastia can be colloquially known as male breasts or moobs.

Gynaecomastia may occur unilaterally or bilaterally presenting the sufferer with swollen breast tissue and tenderness. An increase in the diameter of the areola or asymmetry of chest tissue are other possible signs of Gynaecomastia. If swelling appears suddenly in adult life, one should suspect breast cancer and be checked immediately by a doctor.

The preferred treatment for Gynaecomastia is to use Liposuction to effectively remove the stubborn fat tissue. Most commonly Water Assisted Liposuction or BodyJet Liposuctionis employed, since Laser liposuction and Vaser Liposuction alternatives yield only moderately good results.

Patients who have a hard and often tender disc of tissue beneath the nipple will also require direct excision of the breast tissue through an incision around the lower rim of the areola. This is often carried out in combination with Liposuction.

We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.

Breast Reduction (Gynaecomastia) Results

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What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

The next step is for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions.

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.


After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

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We only work with the best. Our consultants are at the very peak of their professions. All are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) and their own specialist registers, so you can feel confident you’re in safe and trusted hands.
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Mr. Garrick Georgeu
Mr. Garrick Georgeu

Plastic Surgeon

Plastic and Aesthetic surgeon with an Aesthetic Surgical degree, specialising in all types of breast surgery, facial surgery, and body contouring.

Mr. William Van Niekerk
Mr. William Van Niekerk

Plastic Surgeon

A plastic, reconstructive, aesthetic and burn surgeon specialising in all areas of cosmetic surgery, non-surgical aesthetics and complex microsurgery

Mr. Olivier Amar
Mr. Olivier Amar

Plastic Surgeon

A French plastic surgeon specialising in fat transfer, facial rejuvenation, liposuction, body contouring as well as breast and buttock enhancement