On the day of surgery, you will need to come down by 9 am. You will also need to be on empty stomach from 12 midnight. Once you come to the clinic, your medical history will be taken and you need to read, understand and sign on the consent forms.
Then Dr. Sreekar Harinatha will mark the extent of breast tissue and the areas of fat that need to be treated. You can again clear all your doubts before the procedure is started. He may point out any asymmetries and the scar location during the markings. Then you will be started on a few injections through an intravenous cannula. Then your chest and armpit hair are shaved (if not already done). The anesthetist will also check on you and talk to you before you are shifted to the OR.
In the OR you will be anesthetized. It will feel like going to sleep. You will be given certain injections along with oxygen for inhalation through a mask. The male breast reduction procedure typically lasts for around 90 minutes. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia by our experienced anesthetist and surgeon. Dr. Sreekar Harinatha will create a well-hidden incision either around the areola. He will then remove the excess fat, skin and glandular tissue from the chest area depending on the requirement.
Once the procedure is completed, a compression dressing will be done on the chest. Then your anesthesia will be reversed and you will be shifted back to your room. Here, you will recover for a few hours during which the staff will monitor you and check on you frequently. Once you are feeling better, you will be given liquids to drink and then made to walk. Once you are walking comfortably and fit our discharge criteria, you will be sent home with a discharge summary and detailed instructions. Before you leave, Dr. Sreekar will check on you and let you know about the follow-up protocol. You will normally be advised to come for a check-up after two days.