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Chest Reduction

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What is a chest reduction?


What are the benefits of chest reduction?


What are the risks?


Is it right for me?


What is a chest reduction?

A male chest reduction, also known as gynaecomastia surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce fatty tissue in the chest area, commonly referred to as “man boobs”. The surgery aims to contour the chest, creating a more masculine, natural appearance.  

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Our experienced surgeons provide three different types of chest reduction surgery. You can discuss these during your free consultation. Liposuction can be also be used, and on some occasions, skin and glandular tissue will be removed to achieve the finest result.   

Gynaecomastia is an enlargement or surplus amount of breast tissue in males. Most often, it is caused by male oestrogen levels being too high, or are imbalanced with testosterone levels. Weight gain can also be a contributing factor to the size of the male chest areawhich despite diet and exercise, sometimes cannot always be reduced naturally.  

What are the benefits of chest reduction?

The results of the surgery will leave you with a flatter, firmer and more contoured chest area once the excess fat has been removed. Results are immediate and with a healthy lifestyle, can be maintained long-term.  

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The effect of being happier with how you look cannot be overestimated - our patients tell us that, by looking better on the outside, they feel better inside and their self-esteem and confidence is boosted. 

What are the risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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As a guide, these may include bleeding, infections, bruising, numbness and scars. 

Is it right for me?

The growth in fatty tissue in the chest area can be due to gynaecomastia caused by a rise in oestrogen levels. 

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An imbalance in hormones can occur with weight gain and age, your surgeon may recommend weight loss; but if your larger chest is due to hormone imbalance, weight loss alone will be ineffective and surgery may be required


The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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Patient Stories

Simon Hails

I chose The Hospital Group because I did quite a bit of research on the Internet, and I knew some people who’d been through the operation and they recommended it to me

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Jon Sutton

If anybody is in my position where they’ve put the hard work in, and lost the weight that they wanted to lose but can’t achieve the body shape that they want, I would advise them to go and see The Hospital Group and see what they can do. The results for me have been amazing.



Chest Reduction FAQs

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How long will I have to stay in hospital?
Male chest reduction surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for one night.
What happens during male chest reduction surgery?
Surgery to correct ‘man boobs’ is called reduction mammoplasty and reduces breast size, flattening and enhancing the shape of the chest. The procedure involves liposuction to remove excess fat and, depending on your requirements, excess skin may also be removed.
Will there be any scars?
The surgeon will seek to conceal any incision lines within natural contours, although some scarring may be visible. Scarring can take around a year to fade. However, the improvement in your profile will be immediate.

Next steps

Your journey step by step

Your first appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Your surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The surgery

You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.

The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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