What are the risks associated with Male Breast Reduction?
Like all surgical procedures, with male breast reduction surgery there is always a possibility of complications. Although these complications are rare, they can include:
- Adverse reaction to anaesthesia.
- Excessive bleeding.
- Delayed wound healing.
- Loss of nipple sensation.
- Unsatisfactory results.
- The need for second or sometimes third procedures.
What other complications could there be?
Other risks include skin injury and excessive fluid loss or accumulation.
What about numbness?
The temporary effects of breast reduction include loss of breast sensation or numbness, which may last up to a year.
Will the surgery leave scarring?
Breast reduction surgery may leave noticeable, permanent scars on the breasts. That said, some men have a greater tendency to produce scar tissue than others. The procedure may also result in permanent pigment changes in the breast area.
What about asymmetry?
This can sometimes occur. If asymmetry is significant, a second procedure may be performed to remove additional tissue.
How will smoking affect the healing process?
Men who smoke are more likely to heal slowly and develop prominent scars.
Will my nipples be sore?
Small sores will form around the nipples following surgery. The good news is that these can be treated with antibiotic cream.
What about the shape of my breasts, post-surgery?
After the procedure, there is a risk that your breasts may be slightly mismatched. Your nipples may also be unevenly positioned.
Find out more
Only through an in-depth discussion with your surgeon will you be able to understand the risks, benefits and expected outcomes of this procedure.
If you would like to find out more about male breast reduction surgery or arrange a consultation, contact us today on 08707 606 555, or by completing our online enquiry form for an immediate response.