Breast Growth in Men

Gynecomastia is the growth of the male breast. Its origins vary, but typically it occurs due to a slight hormone imbalance or steroid treatments. It is also a side effect of heartburn and anti-anxiety medications and other conditions. It’s commonly linked to obesity.

Luckily, help is at hand for sufferers of the condition from the top surgeons at Private Cosmetic.  Our leading team of surgical staff based at our centre in Birmingham are able to reduce the physical and emotional cost of the condition, and help you return to your former, confident self.

Each case is different, but private treatment for this condition could cost less than you think. Arrange your free, no obligation consultation by completing the form on your right.


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Who Gets Gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia during pubescence is a normal part of growing up.  It is seen as being slightly embarrassing, but usually goes away as the child matures.

Gynecomastia is not a dangerous condition in adults, but it can have long-lasting impacts on body image and self-confidence. 

There is still societal stigma attached to gynecomastia.

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Low-impact procedure

Treatment at a time to suit you

Excellent aftercare

What Should I Expect?

There are a number of procedures available including liposuction and excision of the tissue. Often a surgeon will choose a combination of both courses.

Regardless of the type of surgery used, the process takes around 2 hours.  Patients may experience discomfort but are able to return home the same day.

The recovery period takes around a week.

Liposuction Technique

In this method, a skin incision is made, and the excess tissue is removed through suction.

Combination Technique

This method combines both treatments. Achieving great results by using the techniques in parallel.


This method is used to remove breast tissue or excessive skin. It can also reduce the areola and reposition the nipple.


Gynecomastia surgery is usually carried out under local anaesthetic, but sedation and general anaesthetics are also used.

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