Gynecomastia can be a difficult and complex procedure to understand and deal with. Even if you have gone through the Male breast reduction surgery, you may have concerns about the recovery and post operation care. We suggest you to take go through the facts related to this condition and recovery mentioned below to understand how you should look after yourself or your near and dear one after the surgery is performed.
After evaluating the type of Gynecomastia you are suffering with, your plastic surgeon will help you understand the procedure. Generally, the breast tissues are categorized into two kinds – Glandular tissues, which are dense and firm and Fatty tissues, which are soft.
The ratio of these both tissues varies from person to person. If the fatty tissue is excessive, Liposuction may be needed whereas if the glandular tissue is overboard then the excess of it can be surgically removed with a scalpel. At times, a combination of both surgeries may be required to treat Gynecomastia.
This surgery is carried out under general anesthesia although local anesthesia may be needed along with sedation. The result is immediate along with temporary scarring, swelling and bruising which fades out over the next four to six weeks. Pressure garments and pain medication will be prescribed and a healthy lifestyle will be advised. Complications are rare and not really severe. A good pre-op consultation eliminates any risk of complications.
After the Gynecomastia treatment is performed, you may experience numbness and tenderness in the affected area. Since the result of the surgery is immediate, you may experience temporary scarring.
We advise you to take a break until your fit enough to perform daily activities. Heavy exercise is what you should avoid for at least four to six weeks. It is also prudent to participate in indoor activities. If you are going out, under the sun, you should use good quality sunscreen to protect your skin; otherwise, sunlight can worsen the skin pigmentation or skin darkening problem.
You need to eat healthy food and take adequate rest. Avoid smoking and taking alcohol. You should keep clean. It is also important to avoid any heavy physical activity. Also while resting, lay down in a proper position, mostly upright. Follow-up visits will be required. The Cosmetic surgeon will check your progress and suggest changes in your lifestyle accordingly. You have to bear in mind that the improvement will be slow but steady and you have be patient towards the changes. It will be wise for you to follow your surgeon’s instructions in order to recover faster from the male breast reduction surgery.