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The Risks

Although complications associated with male breast surgery (Gynaecomastia Correction) are rare, they include:


This is usually restricted to the areola, in more advanced cases scars may extend onto the chest.


The male breast has a rich blood supply and some bleeding is not uncommon. Drains are often left in for a short period of time.

Seroma (fluid collection)

Occasionally fluid can collect under the skin after removal of the breast tissue. This can be drained using a syringe until the fluid stops collecting. This drainage can be done as an out patient.


Reduced sensation may occur after this operation.


Mild asymmetries are not uncommon following this procedure including some indentation behind the nipple. For very extensive gynaecomastia more than one procedure may be required to obtain an optimal result.

Consult Norman Waterhouse’s blog on minimising incisions and scars or speak to a MyBreast surgeon yourself on 0870 780 4000.

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