Moob Surgery and Reasonable Expectations
No one has a perfect body, most men carry some extra weight, some are barrel-chested, or some may have a somewhat concave chest. Like women, a lot of men may have one breast larger than the other. It is unknown why some people have more of a propensity to form scar tissue than others. All of these factors can contribute to moob surgery results.
Complications are infrequent, but when they do occur they usually are minor, and most can be treated as an office procedure. However, all surgeries come with some risk such as:
• Bleeding (hematoma)
• Blood clots
• Adverse reaction to anesthesia
Specifically for gynecomastia, there can be pigment changes, some asymmetry of the breasts or nipples, loss of sensation or numbness in the nipples which is possible to last up until a year, rarely is it permanent.
Men who are seeking gynecomastia revision surgery usually have not had enough tissue and/or fat removed; this is referred to as “under resection.” Under resection is a common outcome when the surgeon only uses liposuction for moob reduction. Another complication is “over resection” where too much fat and tissue has been removed, also known as a “crater deformity.”
In some instances, men complain that a few weeks after surgery they have “puffy nipples” for most, this is due to the development of scar tissue which generally takes a few weeks to develop. Many times the scar tissue can be resolved with steroid injections done in the office.
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. states that after the trauma of surgery, moob patients will find that there will be swelling, and bruising, but when, where, and how much can’t be determined. Additionally, scar tissue will form, but again how much can’t be predicted.
After obsessing about their man boobs for a long time, some men will be looking for perfection. Plastic surgery is not a perfect art; however, significant improvement can be expected.
In the hands of an experienced board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in gynecomastia, many steps can be taken to assure a great outcome. A general surgeon and even some board certified plastic surgeons do not have the skills that a gynecomastia specialist has for a very complex surgery.
It is the expert gynecomastia surgeon who understands possible complications and how to treat them. This is the surgeon who does 100’s of male breast reductions surgeries a year, not just a few. View many before and after pictures and select a surgeon with impressive results.
Dr. Delgado has 100’s of before and after pictures available for viewing, call today (415) 898-4161 for a consultation.