The Lancaster General Health Experience
What to expect before, during and after a male breast revision procedure
At your initial consultation, you will meet with one of our plastic surgeons to discuss the best surgical approach to meet your goals. Your surgeon will explain the procedure and its similarities to a mastectomy.
During the procedure, your surgeon will make a small, half-moon incision at the edge of your areola. This careful placement minimizes any scarring. Depending on your breast type, the surgeon will then remove excess fat with liposuction or a scalpel.
Most patients go home the same day as their surgery, keeping a drain in each breast for a week. While your wounds heal over the next two to three weeks, you will experience some slight discomfort. Your surgeon will prescribe medications to facilitate the healing process and reduce your risk of infection.
Male breast revision risks
While all surgeries come with some risk of complications, male breast revision surgery is typically very safe. Our care team will check in with you throughout the healing process and is available to answer any of your concerns.
Infections and scarring are the most common complications of male breast revision surgery. In rare cases, patients may experience a loss of sensation in the nipple area, which may be temporary or permanent. Ask your surgeon and care team about concerns or any issues you encounter during your healing process.
Is male breast revision surgery right for your transformation? Contact us by filling out our online form or calling us at 717-291-5863.