Five Ways to Prepare for Gynecomastia Surgery
Gynecomastia Surgery is the correction of enlarged breasts in men that deliver definitive results. For many men, gyno can be difficult to live with since it can interfere with feeling comfortable in your favorite shirts or during intimate moments. If you do not know where to start, but you are ready to do something about enlarged male breasts, then follow these recommendations to enjoy a flat and sculpted chest with gynecomastia surgery.
Adjust Your Lifestyle
Lifestyle could be one of the causes of Gynecomastia. If you don’t currently have an exercise regimen in place, now is an excellent time to start. Make sure to increase your intake of fruits, vegetables, and protein. Also, limit refined sugar and alcohol to occasional treats. Finally, make sure you get at least thirty minutes of cardiovascular exercise three times per week and begin doing resistance training. Losing weight can help your gynecomastia subside and can also help you have healthy habits in place to maintain your results after surgery.
Choose a Gynecomastia Surgeon
Which surgeon is best for Gynecomastia? Your plastic surgeon should be board-certified, experienced in performing gynecomastia surgery, and able to make sure you feel comfortable and heard. Start your search online, look for testimonies, and before and after pictures. Quality is more important than price. Reach a plastic surgeon with a great reputation in Gynecomastia, compare techniques, and decide which surgeon can help you to achieve your goals.
Schedule your first Gynecomastia Consultation
The first consultation is the most important step to ensure yourself a plastic surgeon can help achieve your aesthetic goals. Make sure to bring a list of questions to your consultation and be prepared to discuss your medical history and lifestyle. Once you are being examined by the plastic surgeon, he or she will determine any underlying causes of gynecomastia and help you manage them accordingly.
Always seek out before-and-after pictures from your plastic surgeon to see what kind of results you can expect. Additionally, talk with your physician about your prescription and recreational drug use – these can sometimes cause hormone fluctuations that result in enlarged breast tissue.
Plan Your Gynecomastia Surgery
There are a few different causes of gynecomastia that can all manifest differently. That means your Gynecomastia surgery will need to be customized to your specific needs based on your board-certified plastic surgeon’s recommendations. For example, gynecomastia can be caused by loose skin, enlarged breast tissue, excess fat, or a combination of any of these factors. This is an important determination because gynecomastia surgery can be completed using the only liposuction when fat is a concern. If breast tissue or excess skin is a concern, you may need surgical removal or a combination of both.
Prepare for Recovery
Your recovery will be the most important part of your Gynecomastia surgical process. You can expect to take about one week away from work and regular activities, meaning you should plan ahead for things like time off, meal prep, and arranging for help with any housekeeping, pets, or children. You can generally return to light exercise at one month and will be instructed to wear a specialized compression vest during this time.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azouz
Gynecomastia surgery can drastically improve your quality of life and your confidence in taking your shirt off. To learn more, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Azouz at our Dallas office by calling (972) 702-8888 or filling out our online form.
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