If you're concerned about ‘man boobs’, you’re not alone.

Although they're not spoken about as much as they perhaps should be, male breasts are a very real concern for men everywhere. They can be a great cause of stigma, embarrassment, and are often an area of our body which we simply want to hide away. But this doesn’t have to be the case, and it is something that we can address with male chest reduction surgery.

Here's our guide to explaining what man boobs are, how they can affect you both physically and mentally, what the cause is, and of course, what can be done about them

What causes man boobs?

An over-sized male chest is a condition called gynecomastia, which may be the result of losing or gaining weight, genetic factors, ageing or illness. A lot of the time this issue is caused by excess fat or excess breast tissue, which gives the impression of breasts or, as we know them, ‘man boobs' or 'moobs'.

How does this affect men physically and mentally?

Enlarged male breasts can cause you to feel unhappy with your physical appearance. That in turn can affect your body confidence and the way that you view yourself. It’s true to say that it can be a sensitive and embarrassing issue for men which can lead to issues with self-esteem and mental wellbeing.

We’re not saying that having an enlarged chest is something to be embarrassed about but at the same time, we recognise that a lot of men would like to do something about it in order to feel more positive about themselves.

How to get rid of man boobs

Here at The Hospital Group, we offer cosmetic surgery to address ‘man boobs’ and reduce the appearance of the breast tissue, flattening and enhancing the shape of the chest to give a typically more masculine look and physique.

The procedure itself involves liposuction to remove excess fat and, depending on your individual requirements, excess skin may also be removed during surgery.

Your expert cosmetic surgeon will aim to conceal any incision lines within the chest’s natural contours, although some scarring may be visible, it usually fades within a year. However, the improvement in your profile will be immediate.

In the first instance, we would always advise you to consult your GP for medical advice before making any life-changing decisions around having surgery.

What are the benefits of man boob surgery?

If the appearance of ‘man boobs’ is something that has bothered you for a long time, the freedom of achieving a flatter chest can be unequivocally freeing and can restore the confidence in yourself which you may have lost.

Male chest reduction surgery is designed to achieve fat removal and gland removal in the chest area. It usually involves liposuction to remove excess fat as well as the removal of excess skin to create a smoother, more toned chest profile.

At The Hospital Group, we’re here to look after you.

As UK market leaders in cosmetic and weight loss surgery, we offer advice you can trust, treatment based on your individual needs, and support throughout your journey with us.

We want you to make a fully informed decision before you decide to go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the chest reduction options available and whether surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from chest size and aftercare to the results you can expect.

Remember, our male chest reduction surgery comes with 3 years of comprehensive aftercare as standard, at no extra cost and never with any hidden extras.

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