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Gynaecomastia Surgery

    • Restore a naturally masculine appearance to your chest
    • Team of leading specialist Cosmetic Surgeons
    • Cutting edge solutions. State of the art facilities.
    • Exceptional aftercare team to support your recovery
£139.33* Flexible Monthly Payment

Surgery price from £5,762*

Undergoing male breast reduction surgery, also referred to as Gynaecomastia, at Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast means you’ll get outstanding patient care before, during and after your procedure.

Gynaecomastia (Man Boob) Surgery: An Effective Solution for a Confident Physique

Gynaecomastia, commonly known as "man boobs," is a condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in males. It affects a significant number of men worldwide, causing physical and emotional discomfort. While the causes of gynaecomastia vary, it often arises due to hormonal imbalances, certain medications, obesity, or genetic factors. For individuals seeking to restore their masculine chest contour and boost their self-confidence, gynaecomastia surgery offers a highly effective solution.

Gynaecomastia may be caused by diet or hormonal reasons. At Kingsbridge Private Hospital Belfast our specialist Consultant Surgeons will be able to provide advice on this condition and discuss the possible treatment options available to you.

Male breast reduction surgery may be one of the options offered to patients if other treatments have been deemed ineffective or unsuitable. Surgical intervention will be decided on a case by case basis and the patient will discuss what this involves with his Surgeon and allay any concerns or questions he may have.

Understanding Gynaecomastia Surgery

Gynaecomastia surgery, also known as male breast reduction or man boob surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess breast tissue and fat from the male chest. It aims to restore a more masculine appearance by sculpting a flatter, firmer, and more contoured chest contour. The surgery not only eliminates the physical discomfort associated with gynaecomastia but also helps alleviate the psychological and social impact it can have on affected individuals.

Consultation and Assessment

Before undergoing gynaecomastia surgery, a thorough consultation with a certified plastic surgeon is essential. During this consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient's medical history, assess the severity of gynaecomastia, and determine the most appropriate surgical approach. They will also discuss the patient's expectations, potential risks, and recovery process.

Surgical Techniques

Gynaecomastia surgery involves various techniques, depending on the extent of breast tissue enlargement and the individual's specific needs. The two primary surgical approaches used are liposuction and excision:

  1. Liposuction: This technique is suitable for patients with excess fatty tissue but minimal glandular enlargement. It involves the insertion of a thin tube called a cannula through small incisions, allowing the surgeon to suction out the excess fat. Liposuction offers minimal scarring and a shorter recovery period.
  2. Excision: In cases where there is a significant amount of glandular tissue or sagging skin, excision is necessary. This technique involves making incisions around the areola or in the natural creases of the chest. The surgeon removes excess tissue, repositions the nipple-areolar complex if needed, and tightens the remaining skin for a more defined chest contour.

Recovery and Results

Following gynaecomastia surgery, patients can expect some bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the treated area. The surgeon may recommend wearing a compression garment to minimize swelling and promote optimal healing. Most individuals can resume light activities within a few days and return to normal activities within a few weeks, depending on the extent of the surgery.

The results of gynaecomastia surgery are generally long-lasting, provided patients maintain a healthy lifestyle. A balanced diet, regular exercise, and weight management can help prevent the recurrence of gynaecomastia. The surgical intervention provides a renewed sense of self-confidence, allowing individuals to feel more comfortable and at ease with their appearance.

Gynecomastia Before & After



Considerations and Risks

While gynaecomastia surgery is generally safe, it is crucial to understand the potential risks associated with any surgical procedure. Complications such as infection, bleeding, scarring, asymmetry, changes in nipple sensation, or contour irregularities may occur. However, these risks can be minimized by selecting an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon and following their post-operative care instructions diligently.


Gynaecomastia surgery offers a reliable and effective solution for men seeking to address the physical and emotional discomfort associated with man boobs. By removing excess breast tissue and fat, this surgical procedure helps restore a more masculine chest contour, enhancing self-esteem and overall well-being. Consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon can provide individuals with the necessary guidance and personalised treatment plan, leading to successful outcomes and a renewed sense of confidence.

*Prices accurate as of March 2023 and may be subject to change.

If you would like to book an appointment or require further information on the available options, please do not hesitate to contact our private patient booking team via our online enquiry form.

Alternatively, email Kingsbridge Cosmetic Clinic

Treatment Locations

Kingsbridge Private Hospital

811-815 Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7GX

Kingsbridge North West

Church Hill House Main Street Ballykelly BT49 9HS

Healthcare Professionals & Consultants

Mr Abid Rashid

Consultant Burns, Plastics, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Chris Hoo

Consultant Plastic & Breast Surgeon

Mr Andrew J Diver

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Ms Ciara McGoldrick

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Christopher Hill

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Dr Masud Haq

Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine

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Patient Testimonials

"I am extremely happy with the treatment, and with the standard of care I have received. There is no doubt as to whether this treatment is highly effective. I have had several cosmetic surgeries (although not on my face) but can say in comparing the results of the Spring Thread procedure with other less invasive treatments, the results are more in keeping with the surgical procedures I have had." Spring Thread Patient Review, Cosmetech at Kingsbridge Patient
"I had surgery here at the weekend and I can't recommend this place highly enough. They took great care of me and kept me at ease throughout my stay. The staff were brilliant, really friendly and chatted away and the food was top class. This hospital was better than any hotel I wonder could I book a weekend away in it when I fully recover?" Mr McGinnity, Kingsbridge Patient
"EXCELLENT - Had surgery today under the very caring Dr Stewart and her team. I cannot thank her enough for all she’s done for me over the past few months. Everything was explained to me in detail and all my care was considerate, professional and compassionate. Everyone I’ve met today has been beyond kind from Will the Anaesthetist, the Nurses and theatre staff, the catering staff - there has been no exception. Thank you all for taking care of me so well today - look forward to getting home tomorrow x" Mrs McAleavey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Hospital spotless and clean.   Staff were so caring couldn’t do enough for me and made sure I was comfortable. Give the place 10 out of 10. Had surgery yesterday and treatment was first class" Ms Demirtas, Kingsbridge Patient
"Their service was excellent and convenient location!" Ms Kneale, Kingsbridge Patient
"Just received surgery at this hospital and I couldn't have been made to feel any more comfortable from the minute I stepped in until the minute I left. All the staff are wonderful and so friendly I will highly recommend this hospital to everyone" Ms McGivern, Kingsbridge Patient
"Had eye surgery here twice for cataracts and lens replacement. Super smooth service from start to finish. Very happy" Ms Jones, Kingsbridge Patient
"As hospitals go this one is pretty amazing! Had surgery with Mr Molloy at the end of October and have another one the end of this month. Mr Molloy is a gentleman who puts you at ease right away and ensured my last procedure went smoothly! From start to finish all the hospital staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. The facilities are brilliant with the rooms spacious and modern to recover in. Keep up the good work!" Ms Roulston, Kingsbridge Patient
"My mother had a total hip replacement surgery. We stayed for three days and were discharged today. Honestly, words can't describe the quality of the job and care they do. The doctors Roger Wilson, Sherman, David, the nurses Susan, Sinead, Siobhan, Andrea, the catering staff who provided customised halal food, and the remaining team whose names I cannot remember were the kindest, nicest, politest, the most caring, professional and pleasant people we have ever come across in healthcare environment. These are true gems and real stars. We are indebted to their treatment.
They are 7 star people. We love you!" Mr Yourish, Kingsbridge Patient
"Great friendly staff the nurses go way and beyond.  The hospital is spotless, and the service is second to none." Ms Croke, Kingsbridge Patient
"Currently just back from recovery on the ward. I have just had ACL reconstructive surgery on my left knee. What can I say? This place is brilliant. I arrived at 8.35am, taken to the ward at 8.45am (my admission time was 9am). Tended to by a lovely Nurse. Dr Roger Wilson spoke to me around 9.45am, in Theatre for 10am, recovery for 11.10am and now currently back on ward. These guys are awesome. From the consultant to anaesthetist to nurses to cater assistants. Absolutely brilliant. Thank you so much. I am so grateful to everyone at Kingsbridge for the service." Mr McNicholl, Kingsbridge Patient
"I just had a total hip replacement done by Mr Molloy.  He made me feel totally at ease (a real gentleman). I had 1st class treatment and as for the staff they couldn’t do enough for me. My experience was excellent from the time I arrived until the day I left for home. Thanks a million to all involved." Miss Bennett, Kingsbridge Patient
"Excellent experience with Kingsbridge Hospital, my dad had a day procedure here recently and not only did he receive fantastic care, but so did myself and my mum. The staff were so understanding and without saying anything could see I was looking after my mum also who has dementia, they went above and beyond to make the time spent waiting on my Dad as pleasant and stress free as possible, I will never forget the extra mile they went to, to support us. Many thanks x" Ms Forde, Kingsbridge Patient
"I have just been discharged from Kingsbridge today after surgery and was in for 3 days. From start to finish my experience was excellent. From catering staff up to senior nurses and doctors they were all fantastic and made my stay a positive experience. As a nurse myself I probably have high expectations of care and I certainly experienced the best of care in Kingsbridge who have staff they should be proud off.  Great teamwork." Ms Armstrong, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently had my gall bladder removed. All of the staff I had to deal with were excellent and professional. It was the best treatment I have ever received." Ms Burrows, Kingsbridge Patient
"I got my tonsils out yesterday, all the staff were so pleasant and nothing was too much for them. I really did receive one to one care. They just had so much time for me. The food was lovely and the staff from the kitchen where first class. Glad I received my surgery here." Miss Wright, Kingsbridge Patient
"The service and staff are first class.  Had my cataract operation done on the 20th of January and I would like to thank all the staff of this fantastic hospital for giving me my life back.  You are all a credit to your profession.  Excellent service and I would highly recommend you.  Once again thank you so much and I am truly grateful to you all." Mr Doolan, Kingsbridge Patient
"Amazing 5-star hospital.  Have had other surgery here before on my back.
Yesterday's was a neck disc replacement operation.  I would highly recommend this hospital like a hotel manner. Thanks again guys." Mr Phillips, Kingsbridge Patient
"I recently got an MRI scan at Kingsbridge and was very impressed with how simple the process was and how little time I had to wait. The staff were friendly, and it was an all-round pleasant experience." Mr Sharkey, Kingsbridge Patient
"Can’t praise Kingsbridge Private Hospital enough!! I had an operation a couple of weeks ago and I was so well looked after. My surgeon Mr Rashid was fantastic, and the nursing staff was also fabulous. I found they communicated very well to each other, so everyone knew when my meds were due, my allergies etc. They were so kind, so lovely, constantly checked to see how I was i.e. my temperature etc. The food was fabulous and the catering staff very helpful having had an operation were very happy to accommodate ... Thank you to all!" Ms Cheong, Kingsbridge Patient
"Staff very friendly and very efficient. Surgeon and surgery top class. Big thanks to the Nurses for all their care and patience" Mr Howard, Kingsbridge Patient
"I was in your facility yesterday for a day procedure (operation on my left arm). I wanted to write and express how impressed I was with the facilities and more importantly the staff on the Ward.

Everyone was excellent, and I mean excellent, i don't normally write congratulatory e-mails so this is high praise in my view. The Senior nurse was excellent, as was the Theatre nurse and the anaesthetist. Even the assistants that helped with catering and other duties. All came together to form a great impression of the establishment." Jason Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Kingsbridge Patient
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