Visible improvement is often immediate. 1 to 3 months is required to obtain the final result (reduction of edema, skin retraction).
In some cases, if the excess skin has been removed immediately and if the spontaneous skin tightening is deemed insufficient, excision of excess skin can be performed at least 6 months after initial surgery.
The scars are almost non-existent in the cases of isolated liposuction, and subcutaneous mastectomy around the areola. They are more visible with the removal of excess skin. You need to wait for about one year before the scars are fully developed and thus more discreet.
Risk of complications after male chest reduction
As with any surgery, a number of complications can occur. But the likelihood of these complications is reduced in the hands of a qualified plastic surgeon and in the presence of a competent anesthetist. The patient’s compliance to instructions given by the surgeon is also essential and include :
- stopping smoking 1 month before and after the procedure (reduction of all risks) ;
- not taking aspirin for 10 days before and after the procedure (reduced risk of hematoma).
In the vast majority of cases, side effects are minimal after a Gynecomastia treatment.
Rare complications that could occur include, but are not limited to risk of hematoma, infection, scarring and thrombo-embolic complications (phlebitis)
In the event of a complication, appropriate measures will be taken.
Health insurance coverage
As this procedure is considered purely for aesthetic purposes, no coverage is provided by health insurance.
In some cases, a partial reimbursement of the cost of the procedure may be considered.