Gynecomastia Surgery - Mr. Sheikh Ahmad

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia Surgery or Male breast reduction, is the fourth most commonly performed cosmetic treatment on men in the UK (1). Through a combination of VASER liposuction and small surgical incisions, the treatment radically reduces the appearance of 'moobs' or 'man boobs' to create a defined and aesthetically pleasing chest.

PROCEDURE TIME

2-3 Hours

RECOVERY TIME

2-4 Weeks

ANAESTHETIC

General

HOSPITAL STAY

Day Case

DURATION OF RESULTS

Long-term

COST

From £5,500

Gynecomastia Surgery - Mr. Sheikh Ahmad

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia Surgery or Male breast reduction, is the fourth most commonly performed cosmetic treatment on men in the UK (1). Through a combination of VASER liposuction and small surgical incisions, the treatment radically reduces the appearance of 'moobs' or 'man boobs' to create a defined and aesthetically pleasing chest.

gynecomastia surgery

PROCEDURE TIME

2-3 Hours

RECOVERY TIME

2-4 Weeks

ANAESTHETIC

General

HOSPITAL STAY

Day Case

DURATION OF RESULTS

Long Term

COST

From £5,500

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Male breast reduction surgery is a simple cosmetic procedure focused on helping men who experience enlarged breasts (gynecomastia) and want to improve the look and feel of their breasts. The procedure aims to remove excess fat and skin tissue to enhance the look and feel of the male breast.

American studies have shown that 40% of all breast reduction procedures are completed on men (2), and the trend is becoming reflected in the UK. It is primarily designed for men who develop excessively large breasts, also known as moobs or man boobs.

In the majority of cases, the results seen from the low-risk procedure are permanent unless the patient subsequently gains a lot of weight.

We're self-conscious beings, always observing blemishes on our face and bodies which are invisible to the passer-by but appear disastrously hideous in our minds.

Tom Bourlet

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Why have Gynecomastia Surgery?

While many people wrongly think those body insecurities are a female-dominated issue, the fact is that millions of men are unhappy with their bodies.

Given that an estimated 30% of men (4) will experience gynecomastia at some point in their lifetimes, it is unsurprising to learn that man boobs are one of the most common sources of reduced body confidence in the male population.

The fact is that gynecomastia surgery can deliver life-changing results for men, with the most commonly reported rewards including

Gynecomastia surgery is the most effective treatment for removing the presence of large male breasts with quick and lasting results. Aside from aiding your physical and mental wellness, the knowledge that you've selected the correct procedure provides an added source of confidence.

When the treatment is tailored to a person's requirements, it is possible to unlock life-changing results that banish the past's negative impacts of developing moobs.

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What happens during Gynecomastia Surgery?

Research shows that more than one-half of males develop some breast enlargement during puberty (5), but that male breast growth usually corrects itself within two years. However, millions continue to experience problems or develop breasts in adulthood due to many contributing factors, such as hormonal changes caused by ageing. Obesity is another underlying issue that is likely to cause gynecomastia.

The breast comprises soft (fat tissues) and firm (glandular tissues). Individuals who develop gynecomastia may have excess levels of both glandular and fatty tissues. The procedure removes any excess fatty tissue to reduce the size of the breast and enhance its shape.

Liposuction through the advanced VASER technique removes the fatty tissues very effectively and is less invasive than standard Liposuction. In cases where a significant excess of glandular tissue contributes to breast enlargement, it will be necessary to complete a few incisions to excise the tissues.

Mr Ahmad is committed to using the latest techniques, such as the minimally invasive Lejour surgical incisions that produce minimal scarring that is also primarily seen on the nipple. The treatment can be very straightforward in our highly professional, clean, and functional facilities.

It is completed under general anaesthetic, which removes the threat of experiencing pain during the procedure. The treatment is typically conducted on both breasts and takes 3-4 hours. In many ways, it is similar to female breast reduction procedures. The procedure will be tailored to your requirements to guarantee high success and satisfaction rates.

VASER can be used as a sole treatment or in conjunction with other surgical procedures like excision to complete male breast reduction surgery or other cosmetic surgeries. In either case, the treatment plan will be fully tailored to you.

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Before & After Male Breast Reduction

Male breast reduction surgery itself is a reasonably straightforward procedure. However, your treatment’s success will depend heavily on the preparations and aftercare.

VASER Liposuction is less invasive than traditional Liposuction (6), while advanced excision techniques promote quicker recovery. While it can take up to 12 months for the full results, you are back to everyday life within weeks. However, a consultation is needed to discuss the full details of the procedure and the road to recovery.

It is recommended to avoid blood thinning medications for two weeks before surgery, while you should also quit smoking and make other positive lifestyle changes ahead of the procedure. Mr Ahmad will also complete a medical history.

The post-surgery aftercare primarily focuses on taking precautions to avoid prolonged recovery. You won’t want to drive, work, exercise, or have sex for 1-2 weeks while keeping bandages on to protect the wounds is vital. We always advise wearing loose-fitting clothes after the surgery.

Painkillers are prescribed to manage discomfort and sensitivity in the chest area. Post-operative appointments are scheduled with you to check on your healing progress. Mr Ahmad and the patient advisors are available to answer any questions.

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What else you need to know about Gynecomastia Surgery

While just 8% of all cosmetic surgeries are performed on men (7), Gynecomastia Surgery is one of the most common treatments for males. Before completing a male breast reduction, it may be tempting to try alternative methods. Unfortunately, exercise and diet alone are unlikely to remedy the situation, especially after weight loss.

As with any surgery, some risks are associated with gynecomastia surgery, particularly when excision is required. You should be aware of the following possible side effects;

Thankfully, these complications are reduced when choosing a professionally licensed cosmetic surgeon in the UK. Aside from using the latest and safest techniques, the entire procedure is custom-tailored to suit your desires and requirements. When supported by the correct aftercare, complications become less likely, while the expected side effects, like swelling, should cause fewer problems throughout the recovery.

"In these cases, patients usually do not know the competence and experience of the surgeon, and there is very little prospect of follow-up care and advice. "

Norman Waterhouse
Former president of the BAAPS

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Male Breast Reduction: Why Stay In The UK?

Studies show that up to 48% of men aged 16-40 struggle with their looks (9), and developing moobs is one of the most common problems, often opting for surgery abroad. 

Fears about travelling for cosmetic procedures have been an issue for some time. With reported cases of malpractice and inferior results growing significantly in recent years, it makes sense to remain in the UK.

Cosmetic Surgeon

Cosmetic Breast & Body Surgeon | Mr Sheikh Ahmad

With over 30 years of surgical experience and 3,000 breast augmentations and reductions under his belt, Mr Sheikh Ahmad has cemented his place as one of the UK’s top cosmetic breast surgeons. His extensive experience in completing male breast reductions and an unrivalled level of care allows gynecomastia surgery patients to book their treatment with 100% confidence.

Mr Ahamad has weekly clinics in Harley Street London, Cornwall, Birmingham and Exeter & Cardiff; a personalised treatment is supported by a dedicated patient advisor (either Asta or Caroline) to make the road ahead far less daunting. A consultation phase includes full surgical planning, which covers all available techniques and can include 3D assessments with Crisalix where appropriate.

VIP service also means that a limousine pick-up is available on request. This makes your transportation to and from the clinic far more comfortable, particularly on the post-surgery return. This service can be offered to clients throughout the UK at a subsidised rate.

You can make an appointment with Mr Ahmad today by contacting his secretary via email or telephone at 01872 248325.

Frequently Asked Questions

About Gynecomastia Surgery (Male Breast Reduction)

Gynecomastia surgery for male breast reduction is considered a low-risk treatment that can deliver life-changing results. It combines non-invasive Liposuction with minimally invasive breast reduction surgery where vertical incisions are made on the areolas. It is considered a very safe procedure for men.

Technically, gynecomastia can return following male breast reduction surgery. However, recurrence rates are low. If you were to gain excessive weight or encounter other issues linked to the condition, recurrence would be more likely.

Gynecomastia, or manboob development, often occurs during puberty but corrects itself. As such, it is suggested that male patients wait until they are 18 and have finished puberty by at least two years before considering gyno surgery. However, it is possible to complete it during your teenage years if the situation is extreme.

Gyno surgery will leave some scarring. Liposuction uses tiny incisions that will cause scars, although they are barely visible. Incisions for excision procedures are also inconspicuous as they are almost exclusive to the areolas. However, larger incisions are needed if more significant amounts of skin and tissues need to be removed, which can cause more noticeable scarring.

While gynecomastia surgery does take a toll on the body, most men find that they can return to work, exercise, and do normal daily activities within four weeks. However, the recovery process can take several months, depending on personal health levels, the body’s natural responses, and which aftercare strategies are implemented.

Gyno surgery will have an impact on the nipples. However, they will be repositioned to suit the new shape and proportions of the male breasts. Bruising, swelling, and pain are common side effects. Once they fade, though, the nipples will return to normal, apart from the minor scars. In some cases, individuals find that sensitivity is increased or reduced.

Adopting a healthier lifestyle before and after the treatment is advised to give your gyne surgery the best chance of success. Ensuring that your chest has time to rest before returning to lifting and exercise will be vital too. Mr Ahmad can thoroughly discuss the situation with you at your consultation.

After completing gynecomastia surgery in the UK, a follow-up will likely be needed after 1-2 weeks. Another appointment may be required to check the progress after two months, when the recovery should be finished. Sometimes, a final session in a few months.

What Our Patients Say

From the moment you get in touch with the team at Mr. Sheikh Ahmad's clinics to the time you walk away looking and feeling great about your body, you receive top-quality care, compassion and professionalism.

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5/5

Outstanding Service

From the initial consultation, to follow up appointments and surgery, I felt 100% comfortable and trusted what Mr Ahmad thought would be best for me

5/5

Amazing Surgeon​

Mr Ahmad is a surgical artist. I was nervous about beginning this journey but his down to Earth manner and professional knowledge put me at ease. He listened to what I wanted

5/5

Exceptional Job​

I can't rate Sheikh Ahmad highly enough; his care, dedication to honouring your wishes and continual support post surgery has made my journey comfortable and informed.

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