Male breast reduction surgery is available in Chester through renowned cosmetic surgeon Anca Breahna.
This surgery, also known as gynecomastia, is more common than you may think, and one that can have a profound impact on both appearance and confidence,
Miss Breahna is an expert in breast surgery and she has helped many men seeking to address the issue of overly large breasts, colloquially known as moobs.
In a detailed consultation, she would outline the results achievable with male breast reduction surgery, the method she would use and detail the aftercare requirements.
An experienced surgeon with 20 years’ experience, she of course treats all patients and prospective patients with care, understanding and complete professionalism.
In this page, we provide further information about male breast reconstruction surgery to help you make an informed decision whether to seek an obligation-free consultation.
Male Breast Reduction Information
Men can seek breast reconstruction surgery for physical reasons, aesthetic or, often, a combination of the two.
The size and appearance of a man’s chest can be a cause for concern, a belief that they are too large, creating male breasts or, colloquially, man boobs.
Naturally, this can impact self esteem and confidence and so can affect work, relationships, friendships and more.
Often this is the greatest benefit to cosmetic surgery of this kind, giving the patient new confidence and removing what has been a major psychological burden.
However, there can also be physical reasons to seek a change – the breasts can be uncomfortable, perhaps especially during sport or exercise,
Regardless of the motivation for seeking their reduction, in most instances there will suitable options to re-shape and redefine the male chest area.
Gynaecomastia, the condition of overly large male breasts, is common both in young men around the teen years and also older men.
The condition sees localised fat and glandular tissue develop and there can also be excess breast skin.
The causes can range from being hormonal through to being linked to obesity, but in many cases the cause is unknown.
Many men develop these breasts – or singular breast as it can impact just one – with no obvious cause.
Regardless of the cause, the impact is typically the same, leading to a noticeable drop in confidence.
Treating Enlarged Male Breasts
An experienced surgeon like Anca has a range of techniques at their disposal and they would inform you as to their recommendation after a thorough and detailed consultation.
Liposuction can be used, or the excision of glandular tissue (the Webster procedure) or, in some cases, a combination of both methods.
Liposuction will often be suitable when the enlarged breast(s) is caused primarily by excess fatty tissue, whereas other methods will be used when the breasts are caused by excess glandular development.
The two very different causes for male breast enlargement demonstrate why it is essential to seek a proper consultation via a specialist surgeon like Anca.
Whilst a build up of fat may be the cause, or a partial cause, simply opting for a fat fighting treatment alone may well not treat the issue.
It would be of no benefit when the cause was glandular, in fact it could simply remove much-needed fat from the region.
This is why treatment should always begin with a consultation, this is your chance to talk and the surgeon to listen.
Then, factoring in your medical history, they will suggest the best plan of action. If surgery is suitable, you will be given a detailed quote to take away and consider at your leisure.
In some instances, a surgeon such as Miss Breahna would suggest that surgery is not suitable; no respected surgeon would push someone into a procedure that is not truly in their best interests.
Male Breast Reduction Surgery Details
Length of stay: This procedure typically requires an overnight stay
Length of operation: 2 to 3 hours
Recovery: Between 7 and 10 days off work
Physical activity: Most sports can be resumed after around six weeks
Cost: In Chester, using the facilities at the wonderful Nuffield Health Grosvenor Hospital, tis procedure costs from £3,800. Costs naturally vary depending on the complexity of surgery, Miss Breahna would provide a detailed quote.
Recovery from Male Breast Reduction Surgery
While a popular procedure and one that is considered safe bar the risks inherent in all surgeries involving general anaesthetic, breast reduction surgery does have a necessary period of recovery.
You would have follow-up appointments at one week, two and six weeks, three and six months and then at one year.
Most patients are off work for at least a week and it is around six weeks before most sports can be resumed – Miss Breahna would of course provide full details and also answer any specific questions.
You would be recommended to wear a surgical garment for up to 12 weeks to minimise swelling and support your new, improved chest region.
A Leading Cosmetic Surgeon in Chester
There are many fine cosmetic surgeons in and around the north west, why consider Anca Breahna?
Her full biography is on site, please do take the time to read it – and also follow similar steps for any surgeon you may consider.
One of the few female plastic surgeons in the region, she brings a unique female perspective to any consultation and procedure.
She holds the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast), the Fellowship European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS), the Post Graduate Diploma for Hand Surgery at the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand) and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Manchester and she is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.
Miss Breahna is currently a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, a post she has held since 2018, and also holds practicing privileges at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Wirral.
She has presented in a training capacity both nationally and internationally for approaching two decades.
Miss Breahna is a member of the General Medical Council and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Chester is a beautiful walled city located within the county of Cheshire and on the River Dee.
The city was founded as Castrum, the Roman fort located there called Deva Vitrix – this was one of the main army camps in the UK. Deva then became a major settlement in its own right.
Chester has a long and rich history, it was given city status as far back as 1541 and its importance is shown by the castle and walls, these remaining among the most complete city walls in the UK. The castle received numerous extra fortifications through the centuries, the initial castle built under the instructions of William the Conqueror.
Chester remained important through later centuries, for instance the nearby Newtown, with the Shropshire Union Canal were key to distribution.
The city is now a popular one for tourists, this a key industry, so too are public administration and retail.
A large number of well-known celebrities and famous people were born in Chester, or lived in the city, these include Russ Abbot, Beth Tweddle, Ben Foden and many people’s favourite James Bond – Daniel Craig.