What type of results can I expect from my gynaecomastia surgery?
At Riverbanks Clinic, we strive to achieve results which meet your expectations. During your consultation, it will have been explained to you that you should only proceed with VASER surgery if you will be a happy with 50% reduction in the pinch thickness of your breasts. You will have been shown several examples of previous Riverbanks patients with varying degrees of success. During the surgery, the pinch thickness will be about 1 cm, however during your recovery, your skin layers will partially reform and the tissue thickness will increase slightly. We have a 90% satisfaction rate with our treatments and many men’s lives have been transformed following treatments. It is quite common for our patients to wish they had done this years ago.
What sort of recovery can I expect?
You will feel like you have done too many bench presses, or that you had been punched in the chest. In other words, your chest will feel tight and sore. It is not usually painful enough to require more than 1-2 days off work, but each individual’s response varies. After 2 days, you can take off your compression vest and remove your padding. Your scars should have healed up and you can have a quick cool shower. Continue with your antibiotics and wear your compression garment for 3 weeks 24/7 and then 3 weeks 12 hours a day. This is important to minimise any bleeding, inflammation and swellings and to maximise skin retraction. You will be reviewed a week after surgery, when any stitches will be removed if they have been necessary. Occasionally at 6 weeks there will be some swelling present. This will usually resolve over the next 6 months and will be reviewed at tour 6 month check-up with your surgeon.
When can I return to exercise?
Wait for 2 weeks after surgery before starting exercise. Be mindful that your chest may be tight with stretching movements. Because the surgery does not involve treating any muscles, your recovery will be relatively quick.
What can go wrong?
It is unusual for something to go wrong during VASER liposelection surgery. Common symptoms following surgery include pain and numbness and changes in nipple sensitivity. Increased or decreased sensitivity can last up to 6 months and in rare cases can be permanent. Chronic pain is not common.
What happens if I am not happy with my surgery?
In the unlikely event that you are not happy with your surgery, please discuss this with your surgeon. If there is no visible improvement or less than a 50% reduction in pinch thickness in either of your breasts, then your surgery will be revised at no extra cost to you. If there is a 50% reduction in pinch thickness but you would like further improvement, then a further chargeable surgery may be booked, if your surgeon feels that further surgery is indicated.
How much will my surgery cost?
The fee includes surgeon, anaesthetist, nursing, hospital fees, blood tests and your post-op check ups at 1 day, 1 week and 6 months. You will have to pay for your private prescriptions at your local pharmacist. Please ask our team for our current fees.
How can I book my surgery?
• After your consultation with our surgeon, in your own time, complete your consent forms .
• Send the forms to the clinic via email/fax/post
• Call 0158 276 2877 to book your surgery date at either our Harpenden or London centres.
• If you require a nurse to assist you at home, please let us know so we can arrange that for you
• Book your time off work!