I'm interested in that surgery but i'm afraid. Please let me know if this is painful. Thanks
Is Male Breast Reduction Painful?
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Dont worry about pain
Hi, gynecomastia reduction involves reduction of gland and liposuction. Together they achieve better result, however it can hurt a bit. Thats why we work with a pain medicine specialist anaesthesiologist and help you with pain management. So, normally theres no pain at all. Dont be afraid.
Pain and Recovery from Gynecomastia Surgery
As your body heals, you may notice random bursts of pain in your chest. This is usually a sign that the numbness is subsiding. Your incisions will go through a maturation #process following #Gynecomastia #surgery. For the first few months they will be red and possibly raised and/or firm. As the scar matures, after 6-12 months, it becomes soft, pale, flat, and much less noticeable. You may experience numbness, tingling, burning, “crawling”, or other peculiar sensations around the surgical area. This is a result of the #healing of tiny fibers which are trapped in the incision site. These symptoms will disappear. Some people are prone to keloids, which is an abnormal scar that becomes prominent. If you or a blood relative has a tendency to keloid formation, please inform the doctor.
Bruising and #swelling are normal and usually increase slightly after the removal of any tape or foam. The bruising will decrease over 3-4 weeks, but may last as long as 6 weeks. The majority of the swelling will be gone within the first 3-4 weeks. However, it may take 6-9 weeks to disappear completely.
Also, as you heal, the area may feel “lumpy” and irregular. This, too, decreases with time, and massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. The #compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will #heal. It can also assist in the retraction of the skin. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.
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Gynecomastia correction is not painful.
Here it is easy to give you good news. Of course there is some discomfort, and we send you home with some pain pills, but correction of gynecomastia is basically skin surgery (not deep), and does not hurt much at all.
Is male breast reduction painful?
Thank you for your concern but I promise I don't feel a thing. Sorry. Couldn't help myself. Every person is different when it comes to post-operative discomfort. Most of my gynecomastia patients tell me that they are very sore after the surgery but they don't use the word "pain." Still, your doctor should give you pain pills to help get your through any post-operative discomfort.
Is Male Breast Reduction Surgery Painful
Anxiety is completely natural but don't be afraid. It is not painful. The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic and is treated as a minimally invasive day case. You can even have sedation if you'd feel better. With a minimally invasive procedure such as VASER, your surgeon can minimise scarring. The cannula would just be used for gentle aspiration of the fat. You may need drains for a day post op, and compression garments for 4 weeks.
Control of pain after surgery
There is always some degree of pain and soreness after any surgery. The pain after a subcutaneous mastectomy for gynecomastia is usually well controlled with narcotic analgesics after surgery.
Pain after Male Breast Reduction Surgery
All surgery has some pain or discomfort associated with it. The amount depends on exactly what was done and the technique. Male breast reduction, or gynecomastia surgery, usually has minimal pain following it. Simple liposuction and major mastectomy like procedures tend to have the least. However, most people are back to most normal, non-athletic activities within a few days and taking pain meds only before bed. I have yet to have someone tell me that they did not think the surgery was not totally worth it.
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