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Male Breast Reduction

 

Procedure

Male breast reduction surgery reduces overly developed male breasts and nipples using liposuction and/or by surgically removing excess glandular tissue.

 

Length

Approximately 1-3 hours.

 

Anesthesia

general anesthesia , or intravenous sedation and local anesthesia are used.

 

Inpatient/Outpatient

This is an outpatient procedure and according to case .

 

Possible Side Effects

Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, soreness, and/or a burning sensation are possible.

 

Risks

Infection, fluid build-up, injury to the skin, rippling or looseness of the skin, asymmetry, pigmentation changes, excessive scarring if tissue was cut away, loss of nipple sensation, contour irregularities and in some instances the need for a second procedure to remove additional tissue is required.

 

Recovery

The patient may go back to work after seven days. More strenuous activity may be resumed after 3-4 weeks . Most of the swelling and bruising will disappear after three to six months.

 

Results

Permanent, although subsequent weight gain may cause the breast area to once again become larger.