Gynecomastia Risks and Side Effects
As with all surgical procedures, there are a number of complications that may arise with male breast reduction. The risks and side effects that are specifically associated with gynecomastia surgery include:
- Bruising and swelling
- Excessive fluid loss
- Rippling of the skin
- Excessive scarring
- Changes in skin pigmentation
- Loss of breast and/or nipple sensation
An examination by a gynecomastia expert can help to determine if you are at risk of any of the above listed reactions to male breast reduction surgery. If you feel that you may be prone to any complications, be sure to inform your doctor.
Another way to minimize your chance of surgical difficulties is to select a highly qualified plastic surgeon. By receiving care from a physician who specializes in gynecomastia treatments, your chances for problems arising decreases. As long as you do your research and choose the right gynecomastia plastic surgeon, doctor error should not be something that you fear going into surgery. Continue your search until you are happy with the physician you select.
To learn more about the risks and side effects associated with male breast reduction, be sure to read our article "Treating Gynecomastia."