What Men Need to Know Before Having Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia, a condition characterized by the enlargement of breast tissue in men, can significantly impact self-confidence and quality of life. Fortunately, there is a solution in the form of a gynecomastia surgery procedure, which can provide a long-lasting solution for chest reshaping.
However, before going under the scalpel, you must have a clear understanding of the procedure. Here are a few things you need to know about the gynecomastia surgery procedure.
Do I Need Gynecomastia Surgery?
Gynecomastia normally affects both breasts; however, you can have asymmetric or unilateral breasts. Typically, gynecomastia manifests as a firm, disc-like tissue mound positioned directly beneath the nipple and areola, often accompanied by tenderness. If you notice that this tissue is rigid, doesn’t move, or is accompanied by discharge or swollen lymph nodes, you might need gynecomastia surgery. A thorough consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon can help determine if you need gynecomastia surgery. The best gynecomastia surgeon in Delhi will assess your overall health, medical history, breast size and shape to check if you are a candidate for gynecomastia surgery.
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How is Gynecomastia Surgery Performed?
Your surgeon typically addresses the issue by removing excess glandular tissue or skin. The procedure is performed under anesthesia. At RG Aesthetics, this procedure is done via a novel technique, the surgeon makes a very small 4 to 5-mm incision on the side of the chest and carefully removes the glandular tissue of the breast and excess fat. They also employ cutting-edge technologies such as MicroAire, Vaser, and BodyTite to ensure optimal results.
The key advantage of this approach is that the scars on both sides of the chest are discreet and inconspicuous. The scars are almost unnoticeable, removing any possible stigma of the procedure. This allows the patients to confidently embrace their transformed physique without anyone ever knowing they underwent surgery.
How to Prepare for Gynecomastia Surgery?
If your surgeon determines that the gynecomastia surgery procedure is the most suitable solution, there are certain preparations that you must undertake. These include:
- You should have realistic expectations from the surgery.
- Your surgeon may suggest some blood tests.
- You should quit smoking before the procedure.
- Your surgeon may suggest you stop taking certain medications like blood thinning medications and anti-inflammatory medicines, as these medications can increase the chances of bleeding during the procedure and interfere with recovery.
- Ask someone to assist you during the initial 5 to 7 days after your gynecomastia surgery.
Gynecomastia Surgery Complications
Gynecomastia surgery is the safest procedure; however, like any other surgery, it carries some complications you must be aware of. The most common side effects may include:
- Visible scarring
- Nipple numbness
- Fluid accumulation
- Inverted nipples
- Unsatisfactory results
These side effects can also impact the gynecomastia surgery cost. However, consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon can help to eliminate these side effects.
Recovery After Gynecomastia Surgery
You may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort within the initial 24-48 hours post-surgery. These temporary effects will gradually diminish as your recovery progresses.
Gynecomastia surgery recovery usually spans approximately 6 to 8 weeks, though most people can resume their regular activities from the next day after the surgery. For those with desk jobs, returning to work is typically possible after just 3 days post-op.
However, you should avoid strenuous activities for approximately two weeks after the gynecomastia surgery procedure. You should also follow your surgeon’s instructions, including avoiding physical activities, wearing compression garments, staying hydrated and attending follow-up appointments for a smooth and quick recovery.
Any lingering bruising, discomfort, and most of the swelling within one month should dissipate, and you’ll start feeling like a new you!
Dr. Rajat Gupta
MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
DNB (Plastic Surgery)
Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 13 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.
Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org