Gynaecomastia Recovery Procedures Explained - Dr Daniel Lanzer

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Gynaecomastia Recovery

Gynaecomastia Recovery

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Patients considering man boob surgery for their gynaecomastia must be fully informed about the gynaecomastia recovery process before they go ahead with the procedure. Even though recovery information is provided by the medical team at the Dr Lanzer Clinic before you have your procedure, it is best to understand the recovery process beforehand to get a full view on man boob surgery.

Immediate Side-Effects After Gynaecomastia Recovery

Shortly after gynaecomastia treatment, patients must expect some degree of pain. The surgeon will make an incision and remove excess tissue via liposuction during gynaecomastia treatment, which may lead to discomfort and pain after the man boob surgery.

Pain management after man boob surgery usually consists of over-the-counter medications. However, your cosmetic surgeon may prescribe some medication to prevent infection after your surgery. If you receive any prescribed medication from your surgeon, please make sure to take the medication as indicated to avoid complications.

Gynaecomastia Recovery

The Compression Garment

The use of a compression garment around the male chest is quite common after man boob surgery, since this compression garment is used to maintain the new shape of the chest. The compression garment must be worn for a certain period, because this garment is quite important for your recovery.

A compression garment is not only used to maintain the shape of the chest after your surgery, it is also important to reduce some of the side-effects that may appear after a male breast reduction. Swelling and bruising are two common side-effects after liposuction, and the use of the compression garment can keep these side-effects somewhat under control. However, patients will still experience some degree of swelling and bruising after the procedure, as this is part of the natural healing process.

Tissue Excision

Severe cases of gynaecomastia may require a surgical tissue excision; this also applies to patients with excess skin or sagging skin around the breasts. The surgical tissue excision allows the surgeon to remove more glandular tissue and skin, which cannot be treated with liposuction alone.

Even though tissue excision is an effective way to provide a patient with the desired aesthetic result, this technique may lead to a longer recovery process. 

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An increasingly large amount of patients now opt for a Gynaecomastia procedure. In general, the more tissue removed during the surgery, the longer gynaecomastia recovery might take. Naturally, there are some exceptions to this rule, since some patients heal faster than others.

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Physical Activity

Recovering from a surgical procedure demands rest and only minor physical activity such as walking, which is why it is important for patients to avoid rigorous exercise or heavy physical activities until they are given the all clear from the cosmetic surgeon. Therefore, if you have a physically demanding job, you may need to take some extra time off work.

Not considering the general guidelines regarding physical activity after your surgery can lead to complications. The body needs time to heal and the treated area must settle in its own time; therefore, it is essential that the body is given the necessary time to recover.

Maintaining Results After Surgery

The results of a male breast reduction are of a more long term nature, since excess fat, glandular tissue and skin is removed from the chest area. However, patients must still maintain a healthy lifestyle after their surgery, since certain poor lifestyle choices and other factors can cause gynaecomastia to return.

Possible factors that could contribute to a reoccurrence of enlarged breasts in male patients include weight gain, the use of certain medications and specific medical conditions. However, the presence of the latter is usually ruled out before the actual procedure takes place.

When prescribed medications after the procedure, it is important to ask your doctor if those medications could influence testosterone levels. When in doubt about any medications you are prescribed after the procedure, please contact your doctor or Dr Lanzer for more information.

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Patients having a male breast reduction at the Dr Lanzer Clinic will be provided with a follow-up appointment. During this follow-up appointment, Dr Lanzer will evaluate the results the patient has obtained from the surgery, but also check if the treated area is healing properly.

The importance of a follow-up appointment cannot be underestimated, since your cosmetic surgeon can detect any problems during your recovery process.

Additional Recovery Tips After Surgery

Taking good care of yourself after surgery may help to promote the recovery process. Therefore, be sure to consider the following recovery tips from the Dr Lanzer Clinic.

Sleeping Position

The right sleeping position may promote the healing process. Therefore, use an extra pillow and sleep on your back for the first couple of weeks after your procedure. Even though this may not be the usual position you sleep in, this position is generally more comfortable after a male breast reduction.

Listen to Your Body

During your gynaecomastia recovery, it is important to listen to the signs your body is giving you. If you feel more fatigued than usual, it is best to take some extra rest so your body has the energy it needs to heal. This also applies to physical activity. If you do not feel comfortable doing certain approved actions after your procedure, be sure to slow down and listen to what your body is telling you.

Sun Protection

Even though sun protection is always important, protecting the treated area against the sun is even more important after surgery. Therefore, make sure you keep the treated area covered, or use a total sun block when necessary.

Avoid Smoking

One of the things that should be avoided at all cost during your recovery is smoking. Smokers have an increased risk of chest infections and bleeding, which are the two things you must avoid when recovering from a male breast reduction surgery. Therefore, it is recommended to stop smoking several weeks before your surgery takes place.

Consulting the Dr Lanzer Clinic

Would you like to book a consultation at the Dr Lanzer Clinic for a male breast reduction? Or do you need more information regarding recovery? To book an appointment with Dr Lanzer, please contact our receptionists via email or telephone.

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