Male Breast Reduction
Leading Male Breast Reduction surgery in Edinburgh with Quaba…
Male breast reduction or moob surgery is a procedure used to treat men with enlarged breasts. Enlargement of male breasts is medically known as gynaecomastia. Gynaecomastia is common, and in most men affected there is no underlying problem. Male chest reduction is one of the most frequently requested cosmetic surgery procedures amongst men.
Find out more about our Male Breast Reduction procedures below…
There are a number of options for the treatment of male breast enlargement (gynaecomastia):
- surgical removal of firm breast tissue
- surgical removal of loose skin
- a combination of the above
The choice of treatment depends on the nature of the enlargement (firmness of the glandular tissue/ presence of excess skin). A good cosmetic outcome is very much dependent on surgical technique. The principal risks of surgery include removing too much or too little tissue and unevenness. It is essential that patients are aware of the scars when surgical excision is performed.
Please take the time to read more about the process below…
As experienced plastic surgeons, we have a great deal of knowledge treating patients with gynaecomastia. We will listen carefully to your concerns and make sure that there are no reversible causes for your gynaecomastia. Once we have examined you, we will be able to discuss your options in full. Our approach is to avoid putting large scars on your chest, and so we try not to remove skin if we can avoid it. We perform very aggressive liposuction in all patients taking care not to remove too much or too little of the excess fatty tissue. For some patients, liposuction will be enough. In others, we make a small semi-circular cut around the bottom half of your nipple, and through this, we remove any firm breast tissue that has been left.
If you have a lot of loose skin (common after weight loss), a breast reduction procedure may be required that removes skin. This leaves more obvious scars on the chest.
Surgery is carried out under general anaesthesia. The risks of general anaesthesia include deep vein thrombosis (clots to the legs) and pulmonary embolus (clots to the lungs), and we take precautions to reduce this risk. Other risks include chest infection. The risks of having a major complication following planned general anaesthesia are approximately 1 in 100,000.
The risks specific to gynaecomastia surgery include:
Bleeding – This is very uncommon when liposuction has been performed, but sometimes a collection of blood (haematoma) may form and this can require a return to theatre to remove the blood and stop any bleeding.
Infection – Uncommon and can usually be treated with antibiotics.
Seroma – This is a collection of body fluid which may require drainage in the clinic and usually settles on its own. It is uncommon.
Scars – You will be shown pictures of typical scars. Scars can be unpredictable and can sometimes be thickened (keloid) and red.
Under or over correction – Taking too little or too much tissue. If too much tissue a removed a contour defect may result.
Lumpiness and unevenness – Your breasts will feel lumpy for several months, and it is not uncommon to have minor degrees of unevenness.
Skin retraction – If you have a significant excess of skin, it may not fully retract following the removal of the fatty tissue, you will be shown several photographs illustrating how every individual’s skin responds in different ways.
Numbness – It is common to have areas of the skin that will feel numb, and most of this numbness recovers over time.
Revision surgery – Some patients may require revision surgery to deal with complications or unsatisfactory cosmetic outcomes.
You may be up and about in 2 days, but it will be a few weeks before you are entirely up to speed.
Your mood may fluctuate after surgery – this is normal. A small amount of blood staining on the inside of your dressings is typical during the first few days.
Some pain is typical in the first few days after surgery. You may experience some numbness of your nipples and incision areas. You may experience temporary soreness, tightness and swelling as well as some discomfort in the incision areas. Your breasts may be sensitive to stimulation for a few weeks.
Your breasts may feel tight and swollen for several days, and bruising is expected. Please note that the bruising gets worse before it improves and may track downwards – this is normal.
If you have had extensive liposuction, your breasts may swell significantly after a few days and feel firm. The swelling is due to a mixture of blood and tissue fluid and can take several weeks to settle down.
Residual lumps/ firmness
It is common to feel areas of hardness, and these can take up to six months to settle down.
Most of the discolouration and swelling will subside in 4-6 weeks.
Any scars you have may be red and angry looking for six months. In time, these usually soften and fade.
Quaba Male Breast Reduction Aftercare…
If you have had male breast reduction surgery with us or are considering it – please find some detailed instructions and advise on aftercare following your procedure.
Male breast reduction £3600
All inclusive costs for one year following surgery
Your care is led by Consultant Plastic Surgeons and is Hospital-Based.
Call us in confidence on 0131 342 0020 to discuss the options
What our patients have to say…
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Male breast reduction – Dr Quaba Quaba is truly exceptional
Dr Omar Quaba is definitely one of the best gynecomastia surgeons in the country and I would wholeheartedly recommend him. Start to finish, the whole process was exceptional. Starting with consultation, it was extremely informative and there was always a feeling of care rather than the pressure of sales and Dr Quaba took time to answer all the questions, I had. In fact, he also agreed to see me for a second consultation to clear all my doubts without charging a consultation fee. The operation process was extremely smooth and the all inclusive package with Spire is definitely recommended which includes an overnight stay (meals included) with 24 hr nurse care. Postoperative care was truly exceptional as Dr Quaba always had time to respond to my emails and calls and any issues I had. I learnt from the process that patience is key and with time, you would get the desired result. The body needs a bit of time to heal and post 6 months, true results will be reflected. I can’t thank Dr Quaba enough for the great result. It’s not even a year since I had this operation and when I look in the mirror, even with a microscopic lens, it won’t be possible to determine that there was any surgery done in the concerned area as there are no scars and no marks. Dr Quaba in true sense is a genius.
If you are really looking for surgical treatment for Gynecomastia, go straight to him and it would be the best decision you would have taken in your life, I guarantee.
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Breast reduction – First class experience
After considering breast reduction surgery for many years, I decided in 2017 to take the plunge. After a colleague recommend Quaba Plastic Surgery, I booked a consultation with Omar Quaba and never looked back. From the first consultation, Omar made me feel at complete ease, which wasn’t an easy job as I was a nervous wreck and explained the entire process in full and frank detail to ensure I had all the facts before making my decision. My reduction was to be a significant one, I was a 34JJ, and Omar made sure I left that consultation with realistic expectations of the possible result of the surgery and the recovery process. I had a lot to think about, however I was convinced leaving the surgery that day that should I go ahead with the surgery Omar Quaba was the surgeon I wanted to do it as I had never felt as comfortable talking about the negative effects my large breast were causing me, having spent years making jokes about them, and to be honest that was the deal breaker for me. From the moment I arrived at the hospital every single member of the team where outstanding, they made sure I was comfortable, explained the process step by step and quickly realised humour was my coping mechanism so we had a few laughs along the way. The Aftercare was exceptional and the result of the surgery was amazing, so far beyond my expectations, I was actually a little overwhelmed and absolutely delighted with my new 34F’s. I can not recommend Omar Quaba and his team more highly, true professionals in every sense.
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