Male breast reduction surgery, also known as gynecomastia surgery or more colloquially moob reduction, is available in London through Elena Prousskaia – a world-renowned surgeon who specialises in breast procedures.
Gynaecomastia is increasingly popular as men seek treatment that can both improve comfort and also do so to boost mental health if their body image is negatively impacting well-being.
In this page, we will outline all the key details about male breast reduction in London, answer common questions and also talk a little about why Dr Prousskaia stands apart from other surgeons who offer this procedure in London.
What is Male Breast Reduction?
Male breast reduction is a procedure that can reduce the breasts, this can lead to increased physical comfort and also greater self-confidence.
The procedure is increasingly common, reflecting the fact that up to 60% of men experience breast tissue enlargement as they age.
The surgery method will vary by patient, please note that Elena Prusskaia is a specialist in breast procedures and so will always suggest the optimal method.
Suitability for Breast Reduction for Men
Broadly speaking, men who have concerns about the size of their breasts and wish for a reduction are likely to be suitable.
The cause for the enlarged breast can be through overall obesity, a genetic change, hormonal imbalance, or even as a response to certain drugs.
Ultimately, the cause may not be of prime concern to the patient, what matters is that a procedure for correction exists.
Ms Prousskaia will factor in your full medical history and, as with any procedure, only recommend any option that is truly in the patient’s best interests.
Typical criteria for suitability are:
To correct the excess volume and skin.
To correct the difference in shape or volume between the two breasts where there is asymmetry.
As a reconstructive technique in certain situations.
Methods for Reducing Male Breasts
A variety of techniques are available, including liposuction and excision of the skin.
It is common for a mixed approach to be used, thus ensuring the best overall results.
Where incisions are necessary, the placement of these will ensure that any scarring has minimal impact.
The surgery will typically take between 1.5 and 2 hours and is performed under general anaesthetic, an overnight stay in hospital will be required.
Recovery from Gynaecomastia
Male breast reduction surgery is a major procedure and so inevitably requires a period of recovery.
Common household activities will be off-limits for four to six weeks and more strenuous activities for around three months.
We typically recommend you take around four weeks off work to aid recovery.
We will then arrange regular follow-up appointments to ensure your recovery is on track and as expected.
Breast Reduction Results
Rather than describing the results in great detail, we believe it is better to instead show the before and after images.
On our main treatment page, you can see recent examples of men who have undergone this form of surgery.
Please take the time to browse this useful information.
The skill and experience of any cosmetic surgeon matter greatly, but so too does their ethos.
Of her ethos, Ms Prousskaia says:
Experience and skill are of course of vital importance, but so too is the surgeon’s ethos and their manner with patients.
You have to feel confident that the surgeon you entrust understands you, why you are seeking surgery and can empathise.
After all, cosmetic surgery is often about so much more than the purely aesthetic. Successful surgery can boost confidence and self esteem, an issue that may have been a cause for concern for years or decades can be rectified.
This can be as true for breast reconstruction as it is for a procedure such as ear pinning.
It is truly wonderful to see the impact in terms of confidence and sense of self.
It is perhaps this level of empathy that persuades many to specifically seek a female cosmetic surgeon. In some instances, they can just understand the impact of a condition or concern better than may be the case for a male counterpart.
Of her ethos, Ms Prousskaia says.
“The one thing that matters most to me when I am with a patient is empathy.
It is only when you are able to identify and understand your patient’s problems that you can begin to help resolve them satisfactorily. A good surgical outcome is not the only thing that matters. Everything that you do and say to a patient has to come from your heart.
I consider myself very lucky to be able to share my passion for what I do and hopefully bring a bit more happiness into my patients’ lives.”
Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.
SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction
I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.
EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants
I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!
JB – Breast Reduction
Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital. The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands. The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.
LMS – implant Removal & Replacement
Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!