Risks of Male Breast Reduction
For most sufferers of enlarged male breasts, clinically known as gynecomastia, the benefits of treatment are self-evident: a dramatic decrease in self-consciousness about their appearance accompanied by an increased sense of masculinity.* While the procedure is extremely safe and time-tested, Dr. Ronald H. Schuster wants his gynecomastia patients to understand all of the possible male breast reduction risks prior to surgery at his Baltimore, Maryland area practice. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Schuster to learn more about these risks and other details about the procedure, please contact our cosmetic surgery practice today.
The Risks of Surgery
While serious male breast reduction risks are rare, the procedure, as with any surgical procedure no matter how minimally invasive, is not risk-free. These risks include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection at the incision points
- Extreme loss of fluids
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
These risks are particularly rare when the surgery is performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Schuster. Most patients do experience temporary side effects such as swelling and bruising; however, these generally subside within weeks of the procedure, especially when patients carefully follow Dr. Schuster’s post-operative instructions. Scarring is inevitable, although Dr. Schuster uses minimally invasive liposuction techniques to remove excess fat from the breast area, ensuring the smallest, most discreet scars possible.
Dr. Schuster carefully screens patients to ensure that they are suitable candidates for male breast reduction, thereby minimizing risks. At his Baltimore area practice, the safety of the patient is the paramount concern.
Learn More about Male Breast Reduction Risks
If you would like to learn more about male breast reduction risks at Dr. Schuster’s Baltimore, Maryland area cosmetic surgery practice, please contact us today. Dr. Schuster would be pleased to discuss your gynecomastia treatment options with you and determine whether surgery is an appropriate solution for you.
*Individual results may vary