Expert Care Can Minimize the Risks of Male Breast Reduction

A doctor discusses risk of a procedure with a patient in his office Like all surgeries, male breast reduction surgery is associated with certain risks, which can be minimized if you choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Madhukar Chhatre. During a consultation, he can explain the steps we take to avoid the risks of male breast reduction at our Kansas City, MO, practice. At Summit Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we also help minimize risks through extensive treatment planning. By taking into consideration overall physical health and medical history, Dr. Chhatre can determine whether you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Following a strict criteria for eligibility can reduce complications and promote a successful recovery. 

Risks Involved

As with any type of surgery, there are risks involved with male breast reduction. Although very rare, especially under the care of a highly trained surgeon, complications may include:

  • Temporary numbness as nerves heal
  • Persistent pain
  • Loss of sensation in one or both breasts
  • Profuse bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Swelling and bruising
  • Skin injury or discoloration
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Infection
  • Excess fluid loss
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Unfavorable reaction to anesthesia
  • Scarring
  • Additional surgery

Monitoring for early signs of infection, such as redness around the incisions and a high fever, can reduce your chances of other serious risks developing, such as shortness of breath and chest pains. If you experience any of these complications, please call our offices right away. We are available to provide you immediate attention and help you recover quickly and safely.

A Surgeon You Can Trust

At Summit Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we are committed to providing our patients the highest quality of compassionate care throughout their entire journey with us. Dr. Chhatre will formulate a personalized surgery and treatment plan to address your unique needs during your initial consultation. He will also provide detailed post-op instructions to follow. Adhering to his at-home care instructions, such as taking medications as recommended, icing the area as instructed, and monitoring for any signs of infection will promote optimal healing and a quick recovery. It is also important to follow his guidance on returning to physical activity. Actively working out and performing activities such as weightlifting before you have been cleared to do so can lead to serious issues with your incisions, resulting in scarring and other complications.

Dr. Chhatre and the entire team at Summit Plastic Surgery and Med Spa are committed to providing a comfortable and safe treatment experience with satisfying results.

Dr. Chhatre is a highly qualified surgeon with a reputable background and track record in cosmetic surgery. Having your procedure performed by him, a trustworthy, board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience, can significantly reduce or prevent serious complications from occurring. Dr. Chhatre is also dedicated to patient experience and comfort. He strives to make himself available to patients to provide all the answers they need.

Discuss Your Options

Dr. Chhatre and the entire team at Summit Plastic Surgery and Med Spa are committed to providing a comfortable and safe treatment experience with satisfying results. You can rest assured that we will walk with you through your entire journey, providing a support system you can trust. To schedule your preliminary consultation with Dr. Chhatre today, contact our practice.