Male Breast Reduction Surgery

The Ultimate Guide to Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Moobs, or Man Boobs are not something men like to talk about – stoically suffering in silence and keeping covered up. Contrary to what people may think, it is a problem which is not necessarily related to obesity. It can be fixed with male breast reduction surgery abroad - just like it is for women – and it’s likely to be a fraction of the price you’d pay at home.

What causes enlarged male breasts?

The medical term for enlarged male breasts is gynaecomastia. Although obesity could be one of the reasons for it, men can also have an imbalance of hormones, which causes the breast tissue to grow. Other causes could be from birth abnormalities, dramatic weight loss causing the skin to sag and excessive use of alcohol and drugs, particularly anabolic steroids.

Am I suitable for male breast reduction surgery?

If you are embarrassed by the size of your breasts, are over 18, generally healthy and within your ideal body weight range then, yes, you may be suitable.

If you are overweight, exercise and diet may help. If you are taking anabolic steroids and drinking too much alcohol then you may find that stopping helps.

How long is breast reduction surgery? What is involved?

The surgery for male breast reduction typically takes between one and two hours, and you will be given a general anaesthetic.

The surgery involves removing the excess tissue from the breast. Small incisions are made around the areola (the colored area of the nipple), so that the scars will hardly be noticeable one they have healed. If there isn’t a lot of breast tissue to remove, it may just be done with liposuction. If there is a lot, then cuts may have to be made down the chest wall. If, when the breast tissue is removed, there is a lot of excess skin this may also be removed by the surgeon, and, if needed, the nipples also repositioned.

What is the recovery time for male breast reduction surgery?

Your chest will be bandaged and you may have some drains inserted into your wounds to take liquid away from your body. These may be in place for several days. You can expect to feel very tender, sore and stiff, which will be eased with pain medication. You will need to take it easy for at least a few days, but most people return to a fairly normal routine after that. If you don’t have a physical job, you can return to work in a week.

You should avoid bending down or stretching for a few weeks and strenuous exercise for up to 6 weeks. The swelling will subside gradually, but it may take 6 months’ before it has dissipated completely. You will be advised not to expose your chest to the sun during this time too as it may affect the scar pigmentation.

What is the cost of male breast reduction surgery abroad?

It all depends on where you go, but in general, most surgery abroad in places like Mexico or Thailand can be around half the cost you’d pay at home. For example, in the United States, male breast reduction surgery is around $8,000, compared to:

$2,900 in The Philippines

$2,200 in Mexico

$3,800 in Thailand

Yes – Male Breast Reduction Surgery can be done abroad just like it is for women – and it’s likely to be a fraction of the price you’d pay at home.