The risks of gynaecomastia surgery are relatively minimal. But, as with any surgery, there is a low risk of post-operative infection, bleeding and swelling.

Other low-risk complications include blood clots, blood or fluid collecting in the breasts, cardiac and pulmonary complications and deep vein thrombosis. Excessive scarring, asymmetry, skin discoloration and poor healing of incisions are also risks. Persistent pain or numbness is another risk, which is usually temporary.

Risks and precautions will be discussed during a consultation.