Possible Complications of Male Breast Reduction / Gynecomastia Surgery
The most common complication after male breast reduction is asymmetry or incomplete removal of breast tissue. All breasts have some natural asymmetry. In men, this asymmetry is usually not noticed but it is present. A male breast reduction, in fact, can do a lot to correct asymmetry but it is unreasonable to expect both breasts to be identical.
- Overview of Gynecomastia
- Causes of Gynecomastia
- Ideal male chest
- Joseph T Cruise, MD’s Gynecomastia Philosophy
- 7 Types of Gynecomastia
- 1-Puffy nipple. Breast tissue outside of areola
- 2-Chest angle less than 45 °
- 3-Chest angle 45-60° Mild breast sag
- 4-Chest angle 60-90° Moderate breast sag
- 5-Chest angle greater than 90° Significant sag
- 6-Top of areola is above chest fold. Severe sag
- 7-Top of areola is below chest fold. Extreme sag
- Are You a Good Candidate?
- Benefits of Male Breast Reduction
- Components of Gynecomastia
- Classic Gynecomastia
- Puffy Nipples
- Fatty Gyecomastia
- Saggy Gynecomastia
- Breast Roll
- Prior to Male Breast Reduction
- Male Breast Reduction Anesthesia
- After the Male Breast Reduction
- Recovery from Male Breast Reduction
- Possible Complications
- Gynecomastia Cost and Financing
- Gynecomastia Words to Know
- Gynecomastia Before and After Pictures
Another potential complication is over reduction. Joseph T Cruise, MD is careful to prevent this, but, nonetheless, it can happen.
Loss of nipple sensation is very unusual but possible after gynecomastia surgery. In men, this is not usually a problem. Normally, the sensation returns within a few months. Other complications that must be considered are the risks of infection, wound healing problems, fluid or blood collection, and contour irregularities.