Going ‘under the knife’ for a Male Breast Reduction may be a stressful process. The fear of anesthesia, infection, and a daunting recovery can be overwhelming for some men. There is no need to be overly cautious, however. Male Breast Reductions have been performed for decades and have an extremely low rate of complications.
Ultimately, while the risks of Gynecomastia correction may be minimal, it is important to remember that they can occur. Not uncommon is a hematoma, or the collection of blood at the surgical site, and a seroma, or an accumulation of body fluid in the breast. Should either of these be severe, a needle aspiration may be necessary. Infection after a Male Breast Reduction is very rare. Contour irregularities and breast asymmetry do, on occasion, occur. When this happens, a secondary surgery may become necessary to bring proportion to the chest. Genetics mean that some patients will face more scarring than others.
To avoid complications after surgery, it is extremely important to follow the doctor’s recovery instructions. Strenuous exercise should be postponed for four weeks. Proper compression garments should be worn for several weeks. At about six weeks, it is common for ‘hard’ scar tissue will begin to form. This will, however, resolve after twelve to eighteen months, as the scar tissue begins to soften. Patients should adhere to any specific instructions, should as massage techniques, that can assist the scar tissue softening process.
The best way to ensure a safe and efficient procedure is to see a Board Certified plastic surgeon, with years of Male Breast Reduction experience. Dr. Paul Vitenas has over 25 years of reconstructive and cosmetic surgery experience. He has helped thousands of men safely overcome their Gynecomastia. Call (281) 668-7370 to get more information on the Male Breast Reduction at Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery.