Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon, Sheffield

Gynaecomastia (Male breast reduction)

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What is gynaecomastia?

Gynaecomastia (Man boobs; Moobs) is the medical term used to describe overdevelopment of the breast tissue that occurs in some men and can affect one or both sides of the chest. This can be completely normal (physiological) and will get better with time but in some patients (the vast majority) no cause can be found (this is called idiopathic) and the gynaecomastia is unlikely to improve with time.  Very rarely, men can get breast cancer so it is important that any tissue which is removed during surgery is sent off for histological analysis.


Procedures for Gynaecomastia

Mr Morritt offers a number of different treatment options for correction of the Gynaecomastia which are all usually performed under general anaesthesia and usually involve a stay in hospital overnight:

  • Liposuction
  • Male breast reduction surgical excision
  • Surgical excision with nipple grafting


Gynaecomastia links

BAPRAS information leaflet