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How much does male breast reduction surgery cost?

Tagged: Body & Breast

Author: Mr. Bryan Mayou, MB ChB FRCS

Date: 7th May 2021

Medically Reviewed by:  Mr. Bryan Mayou (GMC: 1414396)

Last reviewed: 7th February 2024

How Much Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Cost?

When it comes to making a decision about which provider or surgeon to select as your chosen preference for your Male Breast Reduction procedure, safety and quality of care are the most important considerations, as well as your chosen Clinic and surgeon’s level of Male Breast Reduction experience procedures. 

Male Breast Reduction at the Cadogan Clinic

Commonly referred to as ‘man boobs’, gynaecomastia is a medical condition that can see males develop excess breast tissue.  

It is a relatively common condition and can be caused by excessive deposits of fat around the chest area. It can also be caused by an imbalance of the hormones testosterone and oestrogen.  

Given the link to hormones, it is often the case that gynaecomastia affects teenage boys and younger men. Often it is the case that younger men will naturally lose their ‘man boobs’ as they age but they may still be left with some level of physical discomfort, as well as self consciousness and a loss of self-confidence.  

Older men may also suffer from the condition either as hormone levels change with age or lifestyle factors such as weight gain and obesity impact the development of the chest area.  

Gynaecomastia can present itself as a slight puffiness around the nipple or in the form of prominent breasts. Male Breast Reduction surgery is a highly effective surgical procedure that targets the breast tissue and breast fat to reduce the size and puffiness of the nipple and chest area. 

How Much Does Gynaecomastia Surgery Cost at the Cadogan Clinic?

Gynaecomastia surgery costs start from £6,000 at the Cadogan Clinic in London.  

Gynaecomastia surgery costs may vary depending on the surgeon and their level of gynaecomastia experience. 

All quoted male breast reduction costs displayed online are guide prices only, and are subject to confirmation following your in person consultation. 

What is Included in the Gynaecomastia Price?

Male Breast Reduction costs are all inclusive and include: 

  • Up to two 30 minute – 60 minute consultations with a leading specialist plastic surgeon at our award-winning premises in Chelsea 
  • Your procedure carried out at London’s leading specialist cosmetic surgery centre of excellence 
  • Return home on the same day to recover in comfort in your own home 
  • 24/7 on call nurse assistance 
  • Dedicated Patient Co-ordinator, as a personal point of contact through your journey with Cadogan 
  • A pre-operative medical assessment to ensure you are fit for surgery 
  • Comprehensive post-operative aftercare courtesy of our specialist cosmetic nurses 

Do You Offer Gynaecomastia Finance at the Cadogan Clinic?

The Cadogan Clinic offers and accepts Male Breast Reduction finance via our specialist partner Chrysalis Finance.

We are delighted to offer the option of 0% finance to all of our gynaecomastia patients, allowing you to prioritise high quality access to this medical procedure without worrying about any upfront male breast reduction procedure costs.  

Cadogan Clinic has an in-house patient support team available to discuss payment solutions for those who are interested in learning more about male breast reduction cost and finance. Our partners assess each patient on an individual basis and assess their personal circumstances to see if there is something we can do to help.   

You can apply for male breast reduction finance at any point in your Cadogan journey, and can do so by speaking to your Patient Advisor directly to discuss the best option for you. 

What Are the Benefits of Gynaecomastia Surgery?

Men opt for surgery for several reasons but generally, it leads to them feeling much more confident in their appearance and this can be a massive boost to their emotional well being.  

Aside from this, other benefits include a firmer upper chest, tighter skin across the chest, and a more masculine appearance.  
Following surgery, men are often confident enough to dress differently and take up activities that they may have previously avoided, such as swimming or going to the gym.  

A consultation with an expert can allow you to discuss exactly what you are hoping to achieve and that your expectations can be met, as well as give you an opportunity to discuss gynaecomastia surgery costs in full.  

Why Do Male Breast Reduction Costs Vary by Clinic in the UK?

Male Breast Reduction costs vary materially by clinic due to a number of factors, with the main difference between being the quality and safety of their care and aftercare.  

There is a wide diversity in the average cost of male breast reductions across the UK, with the key driving factors including: 

  • Reputation, experience and quality of the Clinic 
  • Reputation, experience and quality of the Surgeon 
  • Reputation, experience and quality of the specialist
  • Nursing staff 
  • Quality of Clinical pre-and post operative care 
  • Safety track record of Clinic and surgeon 
  • Location of Clinic 

At the Cadogan Clinic we only work with the very best surgeons and nursing staff at our specialist facilities in Chelsea. Our emphasis is on providing safe, high quality surgery and excellent value for money to all of our patients. 

Does Male Breast Reduction Surgery Cost More in London Than in the Rest of the UK?

Male breast reduction may cost slightly more in London on average than in other parts of the UK due to the quality of the surgical and nursing staff available, as well as the higher associated costs of facilities and staffing.  

It is possible then when you start to investigate male breast reduction cost, that you will notice these regional variations in price. Some key reasons include:  

  • In many areas of life, including healthcare services, the cost of services and goods are greater in London than they are in the rest of the UK.  
  • This is usually explained by the higher cost of living in the capital meaning that professionals need to be able to charge more to put them on par with others across the country.  
  • Private clinics in London such as the Cadogan Clinic are also fortunate to have world-class surgeons that operate with us. These professionals have a wealth of experience and are true experts in their fields.  
  • Many of the UK’s leading surgeons choose to operate in London and the area is also attractive to the best international talent. This means that the very best surgeons are available at London clinics and this can attract a higher cost.  
  • The calibre of surgeons means that they work from state of the art facilities. These come with the highest standards of care and also have the latest developments in technology that allow for a range of treatments to be carried out.  
  • The latest techniques and treatments may not be available at clinics elsewhere. Having your male breast reduction surgery carried out by the best surgeons with the best facilities leads to fewer complications and overall better results. 
  • Aftercare programmes also tend to be more comprehensive and rely on the very latest recovery technology.  

What Other Factors Influence Man Boob Surgery Cost?

Several other factors may affect man boob surgery costs.  

  • A major factor that will influence man boob surgery cost is the extent of the surgery required. At times liposuction alone is sufficient to remove man boobs, but if the issue is glandular rather than fatty deposits, there is the need to remove the breast disc.  
  • Another factor affecting the costs involved is the level of aftercare provided. The best private clinics will include aftercare and follow-ups as part of the initial fee. Where this is not the case, the additional cost of this needs to be factored in so that you know the true cost of your surgery. 
  • Man boob surgery costs are also affected by the surgeon who performs the procedure. Of course, anyone who carries out this procedure needs to be suitably qualified and should also be registered. However, some surgeons are hugely more experienced than others and some are true specialists in their field. It should be expected that a specialist surgeon will come with an increased cost when compared to others.  

Does Gynaecomastia Surgery Always Involve Liposuction?

Gynaecomastia surgery often involves liposuction, but not always. Traditional liposuction is used to remove excess fat and then contour the shape of the chest.  

Male breast reduction usually takes 1-2 hours and is performed under general anaesthetic. There are times when the cause of male breasts is glandular rather than fatty deposits. When this is the case, as well as liposuction, the breast disc is removed by making a small, discrete incision around the areola.   

About The Cadogan Clinic

The Cadogan Clinic is an award-winning cosmetic surgery clinic in London. With over 30 specialist plastic surgeons we help over 20,000 patients a year achieve their skin health and appearance goals. Founded in 2008 by the world-renowned plastic surgeon, Mr Bryan Mayou, Cadogan Clinic is one of London’s top cosmetic surgery centres of excellence. 

Words From Our Founder

Mr. Bryan Mayou

When considering Gynaecomastia surgery, it's important to recognise the sensitivity surrounding this issue. Beyond cost considerations, finding a surgeon you trust and who is experienced in addressing this concern, is crucial. We prioritise patient trust and safety above all else. Our comprehensive approach ensures value for money, with access to over 30 top surgeons and full aftercare, but also compassionate, handling of your concerns throughout your journey to restore confidence and quality of life.
Mr. Bryan Mayou

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