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Gynecomastia Treatment London


Patients with gynecomastia in London hoping to reduce the size of male breasts can benefit from the expertise and decades of experience from award-winning surgeon, Paul Banwell.

Sometimes referred to as ‘man boobs’ or ‘moobs’, gynecomastia is a condition that causes overly large male breasts. Excessive male breast tissue can be the cause of embarrassment or low self-esteem for those living with the condition. 

Mr Paul Banwell is one of the UK’s leading specialists in gynecomastia surgery and offers male breast reduction treatment from his clinics in London, Tunbridge Wells and East Grinstead.

Book a no-obligation consultation at your earliest convenience to discuss what male breast reduction treatment could do for you.

You can contact the clinic on 01342 330 302 or email for more information.


How do I know if I have gynecomastia?

Gynecomastia is a condition that affects many individuals but in particular males. It’s extremely common, but even so, it can cause significant distress and discomfort.

There are several key signs and symptoms to look out for if you suspect you have gynecomastia:

  • The presence of enlarged male breast tissue
  • An increase in the size of your breasts
  • Feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment or anxiety over the appearance of your breasts

Male breast reduction surgery could help if you notice firm or rubbery lumps around or under your nipple area. Gynecomastia can also make the breast tissue tender to the touch, resulting in discomfort.

Another sign to look out for is a noticeable growth in the breast area, sometimes resulting in asymmetry between the two enlarged breasts.

To be sure if you have gynecomastia or if another underlying condition causes your symptoms, it is always best to consult with your doctor. They will be able to assess your specific situation and provide an accurate diagnosis.


Is gynecomastia harmful?

Gynecomastia is usually not a sign of severe health problems. Even though the excess breast tissue may look or feel unsightly, it tends to be a condition caused by factors including hormonal imbalance, diet, physiological changes, medication or alcohol.

But in addition to physical changes, gynecomastia can have a psychological impact on those living with the condition. Many individuals with gynecomastia experience feelings of self-consciousness, embarrassment or anxiety about their appearance.

The good news is that gynecomastia is treatable through male chest reduction surgery and many patients find this is the most effective method to achieve the body they want.

Most of the time gynecomastia is a benign condition. If you are concerned about male breast cancer, the best thing to do is get checked out by a healthcare professional. This is important, especially if there is significant asymmetry in the breast area.


What does gynecomastia treatment in London entail?

Not all patients with gynecomastia will need to undergo an extensive surgical procedure. During your initial consultation, Mr Banwell will be able to assess your condition and discuss the available treatment options.

Patients are often referred to Mr Banwell once a GP has taken blood samples and ruled out any abnormalities. From here, there are usually two options depending on the extent of the enlarged breast tissue.



Usually the first step in male breast reduction treatment is liposuction. This is a minimally invasive surgical procedure which involves making a very small incision to suck out excessive fatty breast tissue. This can be done on one or both breasts and is generally very successful for patients with mild to moderate gynecomastia.


Male breast reduction surgery

For patients with excess fatty tissue, excess skin or very fibrous tissue, male breast reduction surgery is often required. Again, this can be performed on one or both breasts and will be discussed with the patient during the initial consultation.


What will my chest look like after gynecomastia surgery?

You can view the before and after gallery and download the treatment fact sheet here. Full recovery after male breast reduction surgery is expected in around 4 weeks, but patients will need to wear a supportive garment for up to 8 weeks to ensure optimal recovery.


Will I need to have a general anaesthetic?

Male breast reduction surgery will be performed under general anaesthetic so you will not be awake during the procedure. Surgical tapes or sutures will be used to help heal any wounds and keep the small incision sites clean.


Are the results of male breast reduction noticeable?

Male breast reduction is extremely effective and you should notice results immediately, but these will become more apparent once all swelling has subsided.

You can expect a noticeable reduction in fatty tissue, excess skin and the overall size of the breast area. If requested, Mr Banwell can also perform a procedure to reduce the size of the nipples.


Why choose Paul Banwell for gynecomastia surgery in London?

Mr Banwell is a highly sought-after award-winning surgeon who is renowned for his outstanding results and expertise in cosmetic surgery.

He is one of few plastic surgeons who specialise in gynecomastia surgery in London, with results that exceed the expectations of most patients.

Few surgeons can rival the impeccable experience and credentials awarded to Mr Paul Banwell and his skills and knowledge in cosmetic surgery, regenerative medicine, scarring, skin health and skin cancer have earned him a prestigious international reputation.

Gynecomastia London

Book a consultation

All procedures with Mr Banwell begin with an initial consultation. This is a chance to meet Mr Banwell and discuss your concerns and queries regarding male breast reduction surgery.

Book a no-obligation consultation at our specialist clinic and start your journey towards male breast reduction. You can contact us on 01342 330 302 or email if you would like further information.

Paul Banwell

19 Harley Street



W1G 9QJ 

I thought the team were helpful and efficient because they helped me to schedule my appointments around my working hours. They were always at hand to discuss any questions I had with a friendly and professional manor. Mr Banwell was amazing. He was totally honest and helped me decide which type of breast implant and procedure to have. We talked through my torrent of questions and concerns with ease. He asked me how I wanted my breast to look and I said I wanted them as natural as possible and that is exactly what I got. My new breasts have certainly made me feel more confident with ym body. I previously felt inadequate in the breast area and now I can?t stop smiling! I am so pleased with the outcome I only wish I?d done it sooner. The operation certainly wasn?t as scary as I thought it would be and I was looked after with the utmost care.

Samantha S.

I was referred to Mr Paul Banwell in February 2010 when I was diagnosed with an advanced melanoma in the lymph nodes in my left groin.  At my consultation he explained in layman’s terms my diagnosis and all details regarding the operation I needed.  Mr Banwell operated on 27th February 2010. The operation was a complete success – he has removed all the cancer as subsequent scans have proven.  I then spent seven days recuperating in the McIndoe Surgical Centre in East Grinstead under Mr Banwell’s and his specialised teams care. They were all wonderful. Mr Banwell was at my bedside every morning to check my progress. His kindness and caring knew no bounds. He made all my fears and anxieties groundless and replaced them with optimism for a great feature and my aftercare was first class.  I would recommend this highly professional, dedicated, humane family man to all who need any medical intervention. He is the best. How do you thank a man who gives you your life back? There are no adequate words.

Pauline W.

I have been treated by Mr Banwell for excision of a nasal Squamous Cell Carcinoma and approximately 20 forehead solar keratoses by Photodynamic Therapy (PDT). During this period I have received outstanding care and attention. He and his team are very friendly and efficient. His surgical skills are exceptional.

I am totally content with the outcome of the surgery and treatment of my conditions and would wholly recommend him and his team to others. In fact, I already have!

John H.

I cannot thank you enough for the assiduous care and attention that you so generously gave to me before, during and after surgery. The level of detailed information you gave to me, your patience in answering my myriad questions and your generosity of spirit, ensured the whole experience was not in the least daunting. The outcome has been well beyond my expectations and I am unreservedly delighted with the outcome. Thank you so much for all your genuine and enjoyable exchanges.

Bridget R.

I was kept well informed and thought it was excellent to see Mr Banwell before surgery, during recovery and afterwards to hear all went well. It was something that caused me discomfort and sensitivity and now I feel much happier not only with the appearance but more importantly it is much more comfortable for me. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Mr Banwell to my friends, he is truly professional yet has a nice relaxed manner which puts you at ease.

Helen S.

Care given prior to, during and after my operation has been extremely thorough. With specialist available to speak to at my own convenience, all aspects of the operation were readily explored and advice was tailored to fit my individual expectations. A particular benefit of Mr Banwell’s surgery was the flexibility in timing with both appointments as well as the actual operation date. Although the decision to undergo surgery was a difficult choice, Mr Banwell proved honest and realistic about expectations and the final outcome was exactly what I had requested. Although it is a decision not to be taken lightly, I would recommend Mr Banwell to any woman in the correct mind set.

Zoe L.


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