Male Breast Reduction Surgery (Gynaecomastia, Man Boobs, Moobs) in 20232023-09-08T20:41:31+01:00

Male Breast Reduction Surgery (Gynaecomastia, Man Boobs, Moobs) in 2023

Male Breast Enlargement (Gynaecomastia, Man Boobs, Moobs) Surgery

Watch Mr Karri perform his innovative minimal-scar male breast reduction surgery

Mr Karri’s innovative male breast reduction surgery involves removal of the breast tissue through an incision at the edge of the armpit. This avoids visible scars on the chest and reduces the risk of the nipple becoming tethered to the chest muscle.

Here Are The Most Frequently Asked Questions

Is wearing a compression vest necessary after gynaecomastia surgery?2023-01-09T20:09:47+00:00

Wearing a high-quality compression vest after gynaecomastia surgery is almost as important as the surgery itself. The vest minimises swelling and bleeding, and helps the skin contract and adopt the new contour. As a result the chest appears more defined and masculine. There is no guarantee the chest skin will completely tighten but wearing the compression vest gives it the best chance.

What should I expect after gynaecomastia surgery?2023-01-09T19:40:26+00:00

At the end of the surgery, the nursing staff will put a compression vest on you. This serves to minimise swelling and bleeding, and also helps the skin conform to the new chest contour.
Most patients are comfortable because of the action of the local anaesthetic that has been injected into the area during the surgery. If there is any discomfort, this is well controlled with tablet painkillers.

Bruising, swelling and minor lumpiness are all expected and tend to settle quickly. In the first few weeks, it is very common for one side to look different to the other. This will settle over a number of weeks.

Is gynaecomastia surgery right for me?2023-01-09T19:39:49+00:00

The only way to find out if gynaecomastia surgery is right for you is to have a consultation with Mr Karri. Determining your suitability for surgery will depend on many factors including your BMI, overall health and quality of your skin. The best candidates for liposuction / gland removal are those who have good skin elasticity and within 10% of their ideal body weight.

For the majority of men, the skin shrinks well and adapts to the new chest contour. In cases where the gynaecomastia is large or the skin elasticity is poor, liposuction / gland removal can result in loose, hanging skin. In these cases, the surgery may also need to involve some form of skin reduction.

    Medically reviewed by

Mr Karri performing surgery at The Karri Clinic

Mr Vasu Karri

BSc(Hons), MBBS, MRCS, MSc, FRCS(Plast)
Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Last updated 4th September 2023

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