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What are the Surgical Risks for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Many San Francisco Bay Area men have asked what the risks for gynecomastia surgery are. One way of reducing risks is having surgery in a private surgery center such as Marin Cosmetic Surgery Center where quality control and less ongoing surgeries means less chance of infection. Risks for all surgeries  include:

• Bleeding (hematoma)

• Infection

• Blood clots

• Adverse events related to anesthesia

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Pre operative gynecomastia


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Post operative hematoma


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2 months after evacuation

Specifically for male breast reduction surgery, the most common complication would be a hematoma, the additional risks would be:

• Breast asymmetry

• Nipple inversion

• Loss of sensation

• Scarring

• Seroma

• Loose skin

It is imperative to keep your gynecomastia surgeon informed of any noticeable changes such as excessive swelling, bleeding or bruising. It is how complications are managed that determines the outcome. When treated immediately there are almost no permanent negative results.

Comfort and the Gynecomastia Compression Vest

Marin County gynecomastia patients have heard that the compression vests are uncomfortable and have addressed this concern to San Francisco Bay Area plastic surgeon Miguel Delgado a gynecomastia surgeon.

In listening to his patients, Dr. Delgado was motivated to design his own custom compression vests. The adjustable vests allow for easy access for the drains which are stored in removable pockets. Once the drains are removed in 3 to 5 days, his male breast reduction patients graduate to vest #2 which is thinner and more like a T-shirt. With vest #2 the patients are allowed to remove it while showering, but must continue to wear it 24/7 for a full 6 weeks. With the new custom designed vests (which come in black and white), the issue of discomfort is a thing of the past!

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To schedule a consultation with Dr. Delgado in San Francisco, California or Novato in Marin County call 415-830-8883. You may also send us a e-mail at info@DR-Delgado.com or fill out our quick contact form. Send photos of your chest for a complimentary virtual consultation TODAY. We have a complimentary travel package for out of town patients that include travel to and from the airport, four nights stay at the Novato Oaks Inn and travel from the hotel to the office.

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San Francisco, California 94108
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Novato, CA 94945
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