After your Chicago Male Breast Reduction surgery

Whether you have had gynecomastia excision with a scalpel or liposuction, you will feel some discomfort for a few days after surgery. However, discomfort can be controlled with medications prescribed by your surgeon. In any case, you should arrange to have someone drive you home after surgery and to help you out for a day or two if needed.

You'll be swollen and bruised for awhile--in fact, you may wonder if there's been any improvement at all. To help reduce swelling, you'll probably be instructed to wear an elastic pressure garment continuously for a week or two, and for a few weeks longer at night. Although the worst of your swelling will dissipate in the first few weeks, it may be three months or more before the final results of your surgery are apparent.

In the meantime, it is important to begin getting back to normal. You'll be encouraged to begin walking around on the day of surgery, and can return to work when you feel well enough--which could be as early as a day or two after surgery. Any stitches will generally be removed about 1 to 2 weeks following the procedure.

Your surgeon may advise you to avoid sexual activity for a week or two, and heavy exercise for about three weeks. You'll be told to stay away from any sport or job that risks a blow to the chest area for at least four weeks. In general, it will take about a month before you're back to all of your normal activities.

You should also avoid exposing the resulting scars to the sun for at least six months. Sunlight can permanently affect the skin's pigmentation, causing the scar to turn dark. If sun exposure is unavoidable, use a strong sun block.
 

Post Surgical Care for Chicago Male Breast Reduction

After your gynecomastia surgery, using certain clinical skin care products can be useful to reduce the appearance of scars and help sustain your results. Dr. Speron recommends neaclear Liquid Oxygen Firming Body Lotion and neaclearplus Liquid Oxygen Rejuvenating Body Scrub. To reduce the appearance of post surgical scars, he also recommends neaclearplus Liquid Oxygen Scar Advantage.

neaclear Liquid Oxygen Firming Body Lotion:

  •  Firms the skin to leave a soft, youthful appearance

  •  Rejuvenates dry, weak skin

  •  Delivers oxygen and nutrients to scar tissue to accelerate healing process

neaclearplus Liquid Oxygen Rejuvenating Body Scrub:

  •  Gently scrubs away dead skin cells and other impurities to refresh the skin

  •  Optimizes the skin's ability to retain moisture

  •  Revitalizes the skin, especially around scar tissue, to regenerate healthy cells

neaclearplus Liquid Oxygen Scar Advantage:

  •  Applies gentle pressure to the site of the scar to encourage flatness

  •  Provides oxygen to the scar to accelerate healing

  •  Leaves the skin softer and smoother


Your new look
Gynecomastia surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks to match your ideal. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them frankly with your plastic surgeon.

The results of the procedure are significant and permanent. If your expectations are realistic, chances are good that you'll be very satisfied with your new look.

Following surgery for gynecomastia,
the patient has a more masculine
chest contour.

 

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