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Risks of Male Breast Reduction Surgery
by Alexander Canone

Significant complications resulting from enlarged male breast reduction surgery are infrequent but they do occur in some cases. This surgery is carried out a great deal all over the country and most men come through it without any serious problems. The majority of men who undergo this surgery are also extremely satisfied with the results of the surgery. Male breast reduction is a form of surgery like any other and therefore has its share of benefits as well as possible complications and risks. When you go into the plastic surgeon's office for your initial consultation all of these things will be discussed with you. Make sure to ask all of the questions you need to and make sure that the plastic surgeon is made aware of your complete medical history and any allergies that you may have.

Male breast reduction surgery is also called gynecomastia.

When male breast reduction surgery (or gynecomastia) is done by an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon the complications are rare and when they do occur they are generally minor. Resculpting male breasts is a type of surgery that is becoming more and more commonplace and there are many qualified surgeons that are very capable of performing this surgery and doing an excellent job of it. You might want to meet with one than one before you decide which plastic surgeon you feel most comfortable with.

The risks that can occur when it comes to male breast reduction surgery are infection, excessive bleeding, injury to the skin, extreme fluid loss or an accumulation of fluid and an unfavorable reaction to the anesthesia that was used. This form of surgery is performed at a hospital or clinic and is done on an outpatient basis, meaning that the patient can go home the same day the surgery is done. Male breast reduction is usually performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is comfortable and free of pain because he is asleep during the surgery. Some plastic surgeons opt to give their patients local anesthesia instead and combine it with a light sedative to ensure that their patients are relaxed and calm during the entire procedure due to the fact that they will remain awake.

This form of surgery can leave very obvious scars that can take a long time to lighten and fade. Scarring is very individual in nature and no two people heal in exactly the same fashion and at exactly the same rate. A plastic surgeon cannot predict how well a patient will heal. Other risks of this surgery include breasts or nipples that are not matched equally in shape and size and alterations in the area of the breasts that are permanent. When breasts are very asymmetrical this often necessitates a second procedure to remove more tissue from the breast. It is common to experience numbness or a loss of sensation in the breasts on a temporary basis. For some individuals this loss of sensation could last anywhere from a few months to a year.

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