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Gynecomastia Surgery Before and After Tips

Gynecomastia Surgery Before And After

Gynecomastia surgery before and after pictures illustrate the effectiveness of this procedure and how it can transform a man’s profile.

In addition to the physical benefits of removing excess fat, skin, and glandular tissue, gynecomastia surgery NYC does a great deal to help men feel more confident in their chest appearance.

If you are unhappy with the way your chest looks and have been thinking about gynecomastia surgery, here are our top tips for the before and after periods of surgery.

Top Tips Before Your Gynecomastia Procedure

If you plan to undergo a male breast reduction surgery for gynecomastia, before and after surgery are critical times. Before your surgery, it’s first essential to schedule a consultation appointment and gather all of the information you can about your procedure. Next, follow these tips.

Ensure you’re a good candidate for surgery.

This is something your plastic surgeon will tell you at your consultation appointment.

Overall, for a patient to be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery, they must have excess glandular tissue, fat, and/or excess skin on their breasts. They must be in good overall health and not struggle with any underlying medical conditions that may put them at risk, and they should be within a healthy weight range.

Prepare your home for the recovery process.Before And After Gynecomastia Surgery

At home, plan out a safe and comfortable recovery space. Patients often like to include some entertainment like movies or TV shows, a tablet device, magazines and books, games, and other activities.

You might also prepare some healthy snacks and bottled waters. Finally, make sure you have a comfortable place to take naps and a comfortable bedroom environment where you can get a good night’s sleep each night as this is essential for the healing process.

Enlist help from friends and family ahead of time.

Most patients will not need a lot of help after gynecomastia surgery, but it never hurts to have someone you trust on-hand in case you need assistance. It’s best to set this up in advance. Likewise, you may need to have someone take you home from your procedure.

Recovery Tips Following Gynecomastia Surgery

Both before and after gynecomastia surgery, it’s important to think about gynecomastia surgery recovery. First, you’ll need to plan for your recovery prior to surgery. Then, once your surgery has been completed, you’ll need to carry out your surgeon’s instructions to ensure a safe healing process and a successful outcome. Here are some tips.

Be gentle with yourself as you heal.

Treat your chest area with care, being sure to keep the incision sites dry and clean except when bathing. Take care with the nipple and surrounding area when applying bandages and/or compression garments.

Sleep, eat, bathe, and exercise according to directions.

Your plastic surgeon wants to make sure that you heal properly, so they will give you guidelines for nearly every area of your life. You’ll only have to follow these guidelines for a few weeks most of the time, so just be sure to be diligent about them.

Not following your post-surgery instructions could put your health at risk and might also cause issues with the outcome of your surgery. Just look through a few bad gynecomastia before and after photos to see what can happen if care is not taken.

Watch for warning signs.

Overall, gynecomastia surgery is an extremely safe procedure. However, if you notice any symptoms such as excessive pain that can’t be treated with prescription pain medications, a high fever, uneven swelling, (for example, swelling only on the left side when you’ve had surgery on both sides), or any other worrying symptoms, always reach out to your plastic surgeon for a follow up exam.

Be patient.

Lastly, remember that every patient’s recovery experience will vary, and you must be patient as you wait to see your individual results as well.

Gynecomastia Before And After SurgeryFAQ: Gynecomastia Surgery

Who should get gynecomastia surgery?

Any male who has “man boobs” or excess breast tissue and/or extra skin and fat around their left or right breast may consider plastic surgery to amend this problem. Gynecomastia surgery can remove fatty tissue and excess breast tissue. In some cases, this procedure may include a skin excision as well.

A young man with large breasts or gynecomastia in their early teenage years should talk to a doctor first. It’s common for these patients to have many changes to their physical appearance during puberty, including excess male breast tissue. Most of the time, this goes away naturally with time.

Is gynecomastia surgery painful?

Gynecomastia surgery uses general or local anesthesia with sedation, so patients will be comfortable during this time.

During gynecomastia recovery, patients typically have some soreness and pain around the treatment area. This is normal and to be expected, and it should only last for a short time. Pain medication can be prescribed to improve comfort.

Will I have scars after gynecomastia surgery?

Yes, gynecomastia procedures result in scarring when glandular tissue and/or skin needs to be removed. If the surgery is liposuction only, there will still be scars, but lipo scars are typically quite small.

To see how gynecomastia scars usually look, do a search for “gynecomastia surgery breast reduction before and after photos”.

Contact Us to Book a Consultation

If you’ve ever been worried or self-conscious about having excess breast tissue as a male, surgical gynecomastia correction can improve your life immensely.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman performs this cosmetic surgery and others at his NYC practice, where he also has a fully certified and accredited operating room of his own.

To find out if you’re a candidate for gynecomastia surgery, please call us today to set up a consultation.


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