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Gynaecomastia surgery

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We offer Gynaecomastia surgery in Glasgow with one of Scotland’s leading breast surgeons.

Dr. Darren McKeown offers leading Gynaecomastia Treatments in Glasgow.

Dr. Darren McKeown

Medical Director


Our founder, Dr Darren McKeown, is renowned for his expertise and artistry with dermal fillers. As a peer-reviewed medical author, he is passionate about treatments that stand up to scientific scrutiny. Above all, Dr McKeown believes in a global approach; delivering flawless results – and rejuvenation that lasts.


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Gynaecomastia SURGERY

Gynaecomastia surgery glasgow

We offer gynaecomastia surgery in Glasgow with one of Scotland’s leading breast surgeons

The enlarged breast tissue that results from gynaecomastia can be very troubling for men and difficult to address without surgery. Many men with enlarged male breasts exercise and follow measures to promote weight loss but remain unhappy with a lack of results.

Fortunately, gynaecomastia surgery has come a long way and is an effective treatment option that has been practised and perfected over time. It is among the top surgical options to address excess tissue on the chest that can cause men to feel self-conscious.

Want to find out if gynaecomastia surgery is the best treatment for your male breast reduction in Scotland?

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Frequently Asked Questions

While disease processes can cause a man’s chest to look more effeminate, this is relatively uncommon.

The most common causes of gynaecomastia are:

• Medications
• Changes to the sex hormones
• Ageing in the case of older men
• Puberty in the case of boys

People considering surgery should always see their GP for a full assessment, including blood tests to check hormone profiles before proceeding with breast reduction surgery. Certain medications can cause male breasts to enlarge, such as some anti-heartburn medications, anabolic steroids, or the recreational use of cannabis. These should be considered before opting for surgery.

Unfortunately, most male breast surgery patients have no known cause for their gynaecomastia and their only option is to get an operation.

The type of surgery that is most appropriate depends on the degree of excess breast tissue that must be removed and whether there is also too much skin. For minor cases, it can be possible to address with liposuction alone. This involves three small incisions that leave scars on each side. Each incision is less than 1cm and easily concealable.

This does not remove the glandular component that sits just behind the nipple. It is common for the glandular component to also need removing, which involves a small scar under the areola.

In severe cases, it may be necessary to remove skin too. The scars for this depend on how much skin is removed.

Before opting for a gynaecomastia treatment involving surgery, get all your tests done by your GP first to cancel out the rarer causes and check if it might be medications or other factors that could cause excess tissue in the chest area of your body.

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Our Cosmetic
Suregery Techniques

Gynaecomastia surgery glasgow

Male breast reduction removes excess fatty tissue and is one of the most common aesthetic treatment options to improve chest shape and enhance the male physique. This treatment typically involves liposuction and the removal of excess skin.

Liposuction for men involves making incisions around the nipple on the areola. It has a fast recovery time (1 to 2 weeks) but requires you to wear a support garment, otherwise known as a compression garment. The support garment must be worn for four weeks post-surgery to assist in liposuction recovery.

Most mild to moderate cases can be done while you are awake under local anaesthetic and do not require surgical drains. For these types of cases, patients usually feel up to going home the same day.

Dr Darren McKeown sometimes uses surgical drains in patients with more severe gynaecomastia that may require a general anaesthetic, with or without having to spend a night in hospital. With this procedure, you can get in the shower to wash as soon as you like but should avoid soaking your scars in water for prolonged periods during the first two weeks, such as in deep baths or while swimming.

After Care & Scars

The duration of swelling partly depends on what you choose to have done. All incision scars improve considerably over the first three months but will take a year to settle completely.

Our Glasgow clinic is fully equipped for gynaecomastia surgery to address excess breast tissue that results in the appearance of male breasts. We will also arrange a wound check one week after your procedure and follow up in the clinic at six weeks, three months, and six months.

With this type of operation, it is also easy to over or under-correct, so you should choose an experienced plastic surgeon that you trust.



Type of Anaesthetic

Mild - moderate: local anaesthetic, Moderate - severe: general anaesthetic

Follow up Appointments

Wound check at 1 week, clinic 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months

Duration of Procedure

1-3 hours

Up & About



Skin glue +/- paper tape


Shower and shallow baths immediately

Bruising & Swelling

1-3 weeks (depending on the procedure)


1-2 weeks


2-6 weeks (depending on the procedure)

Hospital Stay

Day case or overnight

Back to Work

1-2 weeks (depending on occupation)

Pain Killers

Paracetemol and ibuprofen


All patients are advised to stop smoking at least 2-3 weeks before surgery and continue this for at least 3-8 weeks afterwards (depending on the procedure)

Tips & Advice

We provide elasticated compression garments to be worn across the chest for the first week to help the swelling to settle a bit quicker.

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Gynaecomastia surgery glasgow

If you are looking for a trusted & reputable clinic to perform gynaecomastia surgery in Glasgow, look no further than the Aesthetic Medicine Institute. Founded by Dr Darren McKeown, it is a leading clinic for gynaecomastia surgery in Scotland.

We recognise that the decision to undergo surgery to remove excess fat on the chest can be daunting. We also understand that there is a lot of misinformation on the internet – often tainted by commercial bias, trying to persuade you to make a snap decision to agree to surgery.

At our Glasgow clinic, we take a different approach. Our staff understands the thought process and emotional challenges you face when contemplating cosmetic surgery, such as liposuction in the chest area. For this reason, we want to help you by providing accurate, unbiased information to guide you through your decision-making process.

If you decide to have breast surgery at our clinic, you can rest assured that your procedure will be carried out by a consultant plastic surgeon with an NHS practice dedicated to breast surgery and breast reconstruction. That’s right. Breast surgery is what he does all day, every day.

We believe that by having super specialists carry out each procedure in our clinic, we can achieve the best possible results in the safest possible way, providing you with the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

Book an appointment for your gynaecomastia surgery in Scotland at the Aesthetic Medicine Institute.

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Gynaecomastia surgery glasgow