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how painful does a tummy tuck and a male breast surgery hurt?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Painful.: These surgeries are generally safe, but painful. Good news is that there is pain medicine that helps with the pain and the patient will be provided with that medication by their doctor when they go through the surgery and after the surgery.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Depends on extent: Since your are asking as a male, I am assuming you have not had children. Following pregnancy nearly all individuals require muscle repair. Muscle repair is less likely in those who have not had children or massive weight loss. In this instance, a yummy tuck is more akin to a panniculectomy (skin/fat only) which is considerable less painful. Pain pumps help. Gynecomastia surgery is not as severe.

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