At A Glance


From £6500

Expected Results:

Reduced male breasts

Length of Surgery:

1.5 hours


General anaesthetic


2-3 weeks

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What is Gynaecomastia surgery?

Gynaecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction, is a procedure to remove excessive breast tissue in men. The surgery involves either surgical excision of breast tissue, liposuction of fat or a combination of the two.

Gynaecomastia commonly occurs during puberty and will usually disappear as you approach adulthood. Gynaecomastia that persists into adulthood is usually due to a genetic predisposition but there may be other causes, such as hormonal imbalances or a side effect of certain types of drugs or medication.

Gynaecomastia surgery involves the removal of excess glandular tissue through surgical excision along with removal of fatty tissue through liposuction. The incisions are made in places which are planned to minimise visible scarring as much as possible. The aim of surgery is to create a proportionate, flatter and more masculine looking chest.

Those seeking gynaecomastia surgery are often affected by:

  • Enlarged male breasts
  • Lack of body confidence
  • Low self esteem

Gynaecomastia can significantly impact upon self-confidence so gynaecomastia surgery can be a transformative solution for men seeking a more masculine chest appearance.

The Consultation

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Your Consultation

During a comprehensive pre-operative consultation for gynaecomastia surgery, Mr Abood will discuss all aspects of the surgery and will conduct a thorough examination of the chest. He will review the patient’s medical history, discussing any underlying conditions or medications that might contribute to gynaecomastia or which may have an impact upon recovery.   During this initial consultation he will also take photographs of your chest which will be used to help plan your surgery and which are kept securely in your electronic file. This pre-operative consultation and planning phase will help to determine whether the patient is a good candidate for this procedure and enable Mr Abood to recommend the best surgical approach.

If you are a suitable candidate for this type of surgery, Mr Abood will devise a treatment plan for you.  He will explain what the surgery involves and will also discuss the potential risks and expected outcomes.   This is an opportunity for the patient to raise any concerns or questions they might have. Following this initial appointment, if further questions arise, then Mr Abood is happy to answer any questions by email, video-call, telephone or a further face to face appointment can be made.

The Procedure

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Procedure

Most patients who undergo gynaecomastia surgery have a combination of excess breast/glandular tissue and excess fat. Mr Abood usually carries out this surgery under general anaesthetic (the patient is fully asleep) and as a day-case. This means that most patients can go home shortly after the procedure.

The surgical procedure usually involves removal of the glandular tissue and liposuction of excess fatty tissue. These procedures are usually carried out through incisions that run partly around the areola (nipple), through which breast tissue is removed.  There will also be small incisions on the outer side of the chest through which fatty tissue is removed by liposuction. In more severe cases, it may be necessary to remove excess skin. If that is the case then scars may also be introduced onto more visible areas of the chest.

At the end of the procedure, a surgical compression garment is put on the patient. This helps to support the tissues as they heal, reduces swelling and promotes comfort.  This garment will should be worn for 6 weeks but can be removed when washing.

After the procedure, patients are monitored during the initial recovery, and postoperative instructions are provided before they go home. Patients will have already been given their first post-operative follow-up appointment before being discharged home.

Aftercare & Results

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Aftercare

After gynecomastia surgery, patients receive detailed aftercare instructions which helps to guide their recovery. These instructions are usually provided in video format but also as an electronic document. Mr Abood and his team are always available to answer any queries or concerns beyond the instructions given. A compression garment is usually worn for about 4 to 6 weeks following surgery as this helps support the tissues as they are healing, helps to reduce swelling and promotes comfort.

Following surgery, there is an immediate transformation in the appearance of the chest, however it can take many weeks before all the swelling has subsided, and the scars start to fade. For these reasons, the final results won’t be appreciated until 6 months or more after surgery.

Regular follow-up appointments with Mr Abood and his team are scheduled to monitor progress, provide advice on how to optimise the final outcome and address any concerns that you may have along the way.

What our patients think

Lisa Buchan
Lisa Buchan
17 April 2023
Dr Abood and his team are amazing, having gone through a breast reduction recently I could not recommend him enough. Not only am I very happy with the results but the aftercare has been amazing. The team are always available to answer questions, help and provide advice. I have already recommended him to several people, if you are considering this surgery I would see him for a consultation.
RC Keay
RC Keay
11 March 2023
I visited Dr Ahid Abood and his team to have a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my nose which was followed by a skin graft. I was quite anxious about this procedure, especially as it involved a prominent part of my face. Dr Abood explained the process, possible side effects and outcome in a calm and informative way. After the procedure l felt relieved, relaxed and very glad to have met Dr Abood and his lovely team. Thank you!
Helen Roberts
Helen Roberts
7 March 2023
The care I had was excellent. All the staff were very good, Claire the nurse was so reassuring. His secretary Justine was so friendly and helpful when I had a query. Mr Abood was superb. He explained what was happening and the work he did was brilliant. I have a really neat scar which has healed well. Thank you one and all.
Deborah Chamberlain-King
Deborah Chamberlain-King
18 February 2023
From the moment I met Mr Abood I was certain that he was the Surgeon I wanted to perform my upper and lower Blepharoplasty operation due to his kind, calm and informative approach. Mr Abood explained the whole process thoroughly and I was always able to ask any questions that I had. I was 100% sure that I wanted this operation but after my initial consultation with Mr Abood I was 200% sure! Correspondence with Mr Abood's Secretary Justine was always a pleasure as she is efficient and understanding. I was so pleased that I was able to meet Justine in person. I chose the Weymouth Street Hospital for my surgery and it was a great choice. I was made to feel totally at ease. ALL of the staff there were so kind and caring but a special shout out to Arden and Suzanna (night nurse). Arden is so kind, caring and an absolute delight. I must also praise the food! Wished I could have stayed longer :) My recovery from surgery has been much faster than I thought it would be but exactly as Mr Abood predicted. After 4 weeks my scars have healed so well and in fact I can see improvement every day. I can now look in the mirror and like what I see already and am excited to see the end result. Thank you Mr Abood and Justine. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Abood, Justine and The Weymouth Street Hospital. If you are looking for an excellent Surgeon look no further.
Amanda Plimley
Amanda Plimley
9 February 2023
Awesome support from beginning to end. I was nervous about breast reduction surgery and conscious of everything this is entailed. Super pleased to share that Dr Abood and Justine his secretary have made it is easy a process for me as possible. Lots of information and reassurance from the first consult to today, currently four weeks post surgery. I’ve been able to reach out directly with any questions or queries I’ve had along the way and have had answers really quickly! And most importantly I’m happy with my new look, feeling more confident already. Cannot wait for the final results ???? Thank you team Abood!
Lynette Hodge
Lynette Hodge
8 February 2023
I am so grateful to have been referred to Mr Abood for surgery, by my consultant dermatologist who diagnosed a rapidly growing tumour on my leg as a Keratoacanthoma. With the need to have this removed as a matter of urgency, Mr Abood’s wonderful secretary, Justine, clearly went to a great deal of trouble to arrange for me to have surgery within 24 hours. I arrived at The Weymouth hospital where I met Mr Abood for the first time. His warm, gentle manner was so reassuring while he explained the procedure clearly, including the need for a skin graft and put me at ease before I was prepared for surgery. I cannot speak more highly of the whole experience, from Mr Abood and his delightful, caring team of nurses, to the theatre staff, they were all friendly but respectful, filling me with confidence. The care I was given was exceptional and the facilities at this hospital were outstanding. When it was time to have the dressing and stitches removed, Mr Abood did it himself and was so gentle that I didn’t feel a thing. There is no question that Mr Abood is an extremely skilful surgeon who goes ‘above and beyond’ to provide the best possible outcome for his patients. I feel blessed to have been referred to him.
Teodora Nikolova
Teodora Nikolova
24 January 2023
If I can give 10 stars to Mr ABOOD, Justine and the whole team at the Weymouth Hospital I would. I’ve searched for months and had a few consultations before I’ve met Dr. Ahid Abood. He listened all my concerns and answered all of my questions. Very experienced, professional and respectful. I had a mommy makeover surgery ( tummy tuck with 360 liposuction, muscle repair and breast lift with implants) with him and what can I say, this surgeon is magician. Recovery was much easier than I expected. I am extremely happy with my results and I have so much confidence now. Huge shout out to Justine, this woman is a sunshine, so kind and supportive.
Eva Dhliwayo
Eva Dhliwayo
3 October 2022
Dr Abood is a wonderful Surgeon i have ever met. From the start to finish my experience was amazing. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He properly informed me about the procedure. His secretary Justine is incredible, very friendly and professional. I am 3 weeks Post Surgery and I have been following Dr Abood's recovery instructions. I feel so good and very happy with the results. I can't thank him enough on how he has changed my life.I am so glad I choose Dr-Abood and would highly recommend to anyone.

Potential Risks

All surgery carries some inherent risk, irrespective of how minor the surgical procedure may be. The aim of any surgery provided by Mr Abood is to deliver the best cosmetic outcome possible, and to do so in the safest way achievable. From the initial consultation, through to surgery and follow-up, your safety and well-being is paramount. Mr Abood is a highly trained and experienced plastic surgeon and only works alongside carefully selected team members within outstanding and highly regulated facilities.

Related FAQs

Am I suitable for gynaecomastia surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery is suitable for men with enlarged breast tissue as it treats concerns related to excess fat and/or glandular development. Candidates are generally in good health, with stable weight, and have realistic expectations. It is an option for those seeking a more masculine chest contour when lifestyle changes have proven ineffective.

Is this safe?

Gynecomastia surgery is considered very safe when performed by qualified surgeons in appropriate medical settings. Rigorous preoperative assessment ensures patient suitability, and advancements in surgical and anaesthetic techniques, along with enhanced recovery plans contribute to the safety and efficacy of the procedure. While all types of surgery carry some element of risk, the entire surgical journey is geared towards minimising this as much as possible.

Will it hurt?

Advances in anaesthesia and patient recovery plans mean that a patient’s experience of pain is significantly less than most anticipate. The use of a general anaesthetic will mean patients are asleep throughout the procedure, and will therefore, not feel any pain. When patients wake from surgery they will be wearing a specialist post-surgery compression garment which helps keep them feeling supported and comfortable. After surgery, patients will generally only require simple painkillers such as paracetamol for a few days.

Are there any side effects or risks?

Patients may experience swelling and soreness, but these effects usually diminish quite quickly during the early recovery phase. Changes in sensation around the nipples and chest may also occur but will often return to normal after a period. Adhering to postoperative care guidelines helps manage these effects during the recovery period.

How much recovery time can I expect?

Recovery time following gynecomastia surgery will vary from one patient to the next, but in general most patients can resume light activities by a week and gradually return to normal routines within two to three weeks. Very strenuous or explosive exercises may be restricted for several weeks after surgery, while the tissues are still healing . Adhering to postoperative guidelines helps ensure a smoother recovery and optimal results.

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