Gynecomastia surgery with local alone is not recommended.
Gynecomastia surgery is routinely performed with anesthesia. Some patients like to undergo their gynecomastia surgery without anesthesia and ask if they can have male breast reduction with local anesthetic alone.
Dr. Azouz does not typically recommend gynecomastia surgery without anesthesia. There are three main reasons for this recommendation: Results, experience, and safety. Dr. Azouz performs gynecomastia surgery with sedation and local anesthetic allowing him to maximize these three criteria.
Results of gynecomastia surgery with and without anesthesia. Gynecomastia surgery is best performed with thorough liposuction and excision of male breast tissue and fat. A board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Azouz is able to maximize the removal of both gynecomastia and fat by having a patient sedated. With local alone most gynecomastia surgeons are limited in the amount their are able to excise.
Safety of gynecomastia surgery with and without anesthesia. With local anesthetic alone a gynecomastia surgeon must place a large amount of local anesthetic like lidocaine in order to numb the patient’s chest. Local anesthetic can be toxic at high volumes and can be minimized with the use of sedation in conjunction with local anesthetic. Local procedures can also take significantly longer to perform which can also increase the risk of complications like hematoma, seroma and infection.
Experience of gynecomastia surgery with and without anesthesia. Patients routinely are very thankful for undergoing their gynecomastia surgery with sedation given by a anesthesia provider. With anesthesia patients do not usually remember their procedure and often have much less pain during and after the procedure. Sedation generally offers a much better patient experience meaning less pain, quicker recovery and more comfort.
If you are looking for a male breast reduction, call Dr. Azouz in Dallas today at (972) 702-8888.
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