Gynaecomastia Surgery
(Male Breast Reduction Surgery)

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General

  1. Patients expectations
  2. Functional issues
  3. Cosmetic issues
  4. Size
  5. Asymmetry

The Chance of risks are very low but must be discussed and include

  1. Scar position
  2. Scar hypertrophic, keloid
  3. Pain/discomfort
  4. Bleeding
  5. Haematoma
  6. Return to theatre
  7. Bruising
  8. Swelling
  9. Infection
  10. Wound healing
  11. Continued Asymmetry and contour defect
  12. Nipple sensation/necrosis/loss
  13. Breast cancer
  14. Further surgery

Before Surgery

  1. Two-three weeks prior to surgery take 1gm of vitamin C twice daily. If you are taking vitamin E stop taking this as it can cause bruising.
  2. Do not take Aspirin for 3 weeks before surgery. Please check first with the Doctor who prescribed this for you that this course of action is medically safe for you. If you do have a headache or tummy ache take Paracetamol or Panadol.
  3. No alcohol of any kind prior to surgery; 10 days for major facial surgery and 5 days for most other procedures. It is also advisable to avoid alcohol following surgery for up to 5 days.
  4. Smoking should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. It has been conclusively shown that smoking does increase the complication rate in cosmetic procedures considerably.
  5. Arnica 30 tablets should be taken 3 days prior to surgery and a week following surgery. If it is difficult to obtain Arnica 30 then Arnica 6 will be fine. This is a very old homeopathic remedy and is excellent for the prevention of bruising and swelling. Bromelain tablets (has an enzyme in it derived from pineapple) will also help with the bruising and swelling; this should be taken for the same period of time as Arnica. Both of these products are available from a large chemist, homeopathic chemist or health shop.
  6. Do notify us of any underlying medical conditions that you may have. Medical histories are taken at your first consultation but this may be quite some time from your surgery, so let us know any recent problems that my have arisen in that time.