Why NHS is not funding gynecomastia surgeries

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Although gynecomastia (enlarged male breasts) is explained at great length on the NHS website, for treatment, they advise you to seek private care. Under very rare circumstances is gynecomastia treated free of charge under NHS. Here’s and official statement from NHS (updated on 19th May 2016):

"“Normally, you’ll need to pay for breast reduction surgery privately. But the NHS may provide this for you if you’ve had gynecomastia for a long time, it has not responded to other treatments, and it’s causing you a lot of distress or pain.”

According to a Daily Mail article, only 61 gynecomastia surgeries were performed in UK under NHS in 2004.

Private clinics usually perform a couple of gynecomastia surgeries per day. At our clinic we help a couple of hundreds of patients every year treat gynecomastia. 

Request more info about Gynecomastia Surgery

Contact us directly and our clinic coordinator will send you an information pack with our gynecomastia treatments and price estimates as well as the option to book a free consultation with our surgeon, Dr. Hassan Nurein. 


Why Doesn't NHS fund gynecomastia treatments?

NHS consider male breasts an aesthetic condition, not a medical one, and for that reason, they don’t offer treatment. On their website, they point visitors directly to seeking private care if they suffer from gynecomastia.

How patients feel about gynecomastia under NHS

The feedback from our patients is that they struggle to diagnose and treat gynecomastia under NHS. Most of them even recall how hard it was in the first place to go to the consultation and show their condition (which is affecting their life and self-esteem), let alone walk out without any better prospects.

How to get private treatment for gynecomastia

The least stressful and most reliable way to get treatment for gynecomastia is to approach a private specialist gynecomastia clinic directly. You start with a consultation, which will include your diagnosis and a complete breakdown of the treatment and costs involved.  

If your health permits it, you could book a consultation and have the procedure in the same month. At our clinic, gynecomastia surgery can take less than 2 hours and you can return home the same day.

At UK Gynecomastia Clinics, we offer a free consultation directly with our surgeon, Dr Hassan Nurein, aftercare included in the surgery price and if something is not right with the surgery, we also offer gynecomastia redo surgery without any additional costs.  

You can find out more about our gynecomastia treatments, procedures, and price estimates by contacting us directly. Simply complete the form below or give us a call on 0800 776 5605. 

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