What to know before undergoing male breast reduction surgery
- Posted on: May 30 2020
When men have been diagnosed with a condition called gynecomastia, they may be extremely self-conscious about the appearance of their upper body. Gynecomastia is the medical term for men who have enlarged breast tissues. This can cause shame and embarrassment, and can negatively impact one’s confidence. With plastic surgery procedures, men can reduce the excess breast tissue and have a more sculpted and masculine chest appearance. Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee of the Huntington Station, NY area is proud to offer procedures for men considering breast reduction surgery and ensure natural results.
What to expect from surgery
Surgical procedures to treat gynecomastia are simple and performed in a relatively short period of time. The doctor performs the procedure with general anesthesia and removes the breast tissue and fat in the chest area with liposuction. In cases of severe gynecomastia, the doctor may also remove excess skin and help in repositioning the nipple and areolar area for a more natural appearance. Without skin excision, the procedure is done quickly and easily with liposuction alone.
When men leave the office following their procedure, they are given aftercare instructions to follow closely. These instructions are important as they can ensure a reduced risk of complications such as extended swelling and bruising, incision problems, and excessive bleeding. Infection is always a concern with any surgery, so instructions are given regarding the incision areas and how to handle them to reduce infection risks. Men should plan to take a sufficient number of days off of work, school, and other activities to recover successfully.
What complications can occur?
As with any surgery, there is a risk of complications. This may include:
- Continued bleeding
- Excessive bruising
- Visible scarring
- Loss of nipple skin
- Numbness in the nipple area
- Inverted nipples
- Loose skin
- Contour irregularities
Call Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee today
Patients of the Huntington Station, NY area who are interested in learning more about male breast reduction are urged to connect with our board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee, and her team located at 257 East Jericho Turnpike. Our experienced professionals can help with a wide range of body surgeries, and appointments can be made by contacting the front office at (631) 424-6707.
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