Problems After Gynecomastia Surgery

Problems After Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia refers to the development of male breasts during adolescence due to a hormonal imbalance. Today, treating this with male breast reduction surgery is quite common. The procedure’s popularity also means that it is very safe and precise.

Now, you may be wondering why surgery is even necessary. Well, surgery is the only treatment option for male breasts. Unlike chest fat, which you can burn with exercise, male breasts involve breast tissue and gland development. Removing this excess tissue and gland (and any excess skin, depending on the condition’s severity) is the only way to treat this condition.

Like any other surgery, male breast reduction also has some, however very few, side effects and possible complications.

Let us understand what they are?

Possible Problems after Gynecomastia Surgery

The following list may seem very long and worrying. However, you should also keep in mind that you can drastically reduce the chances of any of these risks if you have a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr Rajat Gupta.

Therefore, conducting a thorough background check is essential before male breast reduction.

The possible problems after gynecomastia surgery include:

  • Asymmetrical results
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Deep vein thrombosis, i.e. blood clots forming in deeper veins
  • Hematoma, i.e. swelling caused by clotted blood
  • Infection
  • Loss of nipple sensation
  • Persistent pain
  • Risks associated with anaesthesia
  • Scarring
  • Seroma, i.e. a lump caused by fluid build-up in the tissue

You can also significantly reduce the chances of anything going wrong by keeping your surgeon informed of your medical history and stringently following the surgical protocol.

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    Normal Recovery Timeline after Gynecomastia Surgery

    Post-surgery, Dr Rajat Gupta prescribes a compression garment that holds your new chest contours in place. Keeping this on for the stipulated period (usually a minimum of 4 weeks) improves results and lowers the risk of complications.

    Additionally, you should always wait to get the go-ahead from Dr Gupta before indulging in any physical activities or recreational substances. He usually gives you this signal after 6-8 weeks, especially if you want to do heavy weight training.

    Most of the post-surgery swelling and bruising dies down within 24-48 hours after the surgery.

    RG Aesthetics is equipped with the latest MicroAire and VASER liposuction technology used by Dr Gupta to minimise swelling and bruising during your procedure. These state-of-art tools minimise trauma, making a recovery much easier and more comfortable.

    Following the correct protocols and your surgeon’s advice to the core helps you to minimise all the associated risks and come back to normal life in no time without any problems!

    Dr. Rajat Gupta

    MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
    DNB (Plastic Surgery)

    Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 10 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.

    Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email: contact@drrajatgupta.com

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