Gynecomastia is a common condition that many men are suffering from. Some non-surgical treatments like diet, exercise and male breast reduction pills and creams are available but they do not work for everybody. The gynecomastia surgery is the most effective of all but it’s very natural to be scared as it is an invasive procedure, involves incisions and certain side effects are also associated with it. Though by selecting an experienced plastic surgeon, you can prevent any serious complications, scars, infections, pain and other temporary gynecomastia surgery side effects should not be underestimated.
Before going under the knife, you should know about all the possible after effects and complications of gynecomastia surgery. You should understand that as surgery is an invasive procedure, expecting side effects and complications is natural and nobody knows how your body will respond to surgery.
Common Side Effects:
Some side effects are very common and taking prescribed medications and following surgeon’s instructions help relieve them quickly. These side effects include:
- Pain and discomfort.
- Itchiness and dryness.
All the above given side effects subside in a couple of days except scarring. Scars may require a few weeks to fade completely.
Other Rare Side Effects:
Some other side effects of gynecomastia surgery that are very rare but you should know about them are as follows:
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia.
- Excessive bleeding.
- Excessive fluid loss.
- Nipples may become numb, discolored, or extra sensitive to touch.
- Poor wound healing.
- Nerve damage – it may be temporary or permanent.
- Rippling of skin.
- Excessive scarring.
- Permanent changes in skin pigmentation.
Besides surgeon’s expertise, the severity of side effects of gynecomastia surgery greatly depends on what kind of reduction procedure is done and the type of anesthesia used. The best possible way to minimize your chance of surgical difficulties and complications is selecting highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. By receiving care from him and following his guidelines and instructions, the chances of arising problems decrease. Patient safety and comfort are always the main interest of our plastic surgeons.
So, if you are ready to have gynecomastia surgery or want to know more about the procedure, book an appointment for free consultation with our plastic surgeons today. You can also have a free online consultation by filling in the consultation form given on our website.