Breast Surgery (for Males)

Funding request for a referral for breast surgery for male patients.

Related keywords
Swelling breast, extra breast tissue, prominent breasts, breast reduction, gynaecomastia, breast asymmetry, Amastia
Who can apply
General Practitioner, Consultant
Referral routes
Exceptional Funding Request Panel

Breast surgery for male patients can include the following procedures or conditions: Gynaecomastia and Asymmetry.

  • gynaecomastia is enlargement of breast tissue in men where there is over 2cm palpable, firm, subareolar gland and ductal tissue (not fat) reflecting an increased ratio of oestrogen to testosterone.
  • breast asymmetry correction surgery: patients with a natural absence of breast tissue, i.e. those who have Poland’s Syndrome, will often have a unilateral absence of breast tissue and this can cause a cosmetic concern in male patients.

EFR Application form can be downloaded from here.