What Can You Expect During Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery?

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Are you tired of having male breasts?

As a man, you’re expected to be able to take your shirt off in public without feeling self-conscious.

You want to wear T-shirts without your nipples showing through.

That’s not even mentioning the embarrassment that can accompany getting intimate with a new partner for the first time.

If you are ready to say “Adios” to your male breasts for good, it sounds like you might be a good candidate for a male breast reduction procedure.

Gynecomastia surgery is a relatively painless and quick procedure, and the downtime is minimal compared to other operations of its kind.

If you are gearing up for surgery, you probably have plenty of questions. The following should provide the answers, allowing you to have a quick, safe and successful recovery from this life-changing operation.

What Does the Surgery Involve?

Gynecomastia surgery is an outpatient procedure. That means that you will be in an out of the facility the same day.

In most cases, the male breast reduction surgery requires a general anesthetic and involves liposuction of the breast area combined with removal of excess breast tissue. The entire procedure takes about an hour to complete.

How Long Should You Ask Off from Work?

Most patients want to know how long they will be away from the job. You should probably ask your boss for about a 5 to 7-day leave.

Obviously, if you work at a job that has you lifting heavy materials, such as construction, you may want to ask for more time off.

If you work a desk job, you could be back to work within a couple of days.

The Recovery Process

You should allow about 4-6 weeks for your body to heal from male breast reduction surgery.
The length of time required before you are back to normal will depend on the severity of your condition and your body’s ability to heal quickly.

Here is a general rundown of the recovery process.

The first three days are crucial. This is the time when you should be doing the most resting.

To ensure that you don’t hinder the healing process, it’s best to walk around the house and engage in deep breathing exercises for the first 72 hours.

During this time, you may feel a slight amount of pain and tightness in your chest area. Your surgeon will likely provide, or recommend that you take, pain medication, which should be tapered off within a week’s time.

After 7 to 10 days, you will have a follow-up visit with your plastic surgeon to ensure that you are healing properly.

How to Assist the Healing Process

There are some things you can do at home to make sure you recover fully.
First, make sure that you are drinking plenty of water.

You should also try to stay away from high-sodium foods.

Your surgeon will probably make you wear a chest compression pad that will be worn for a couple of weeks following surgery.

This garment is critical to the healing process and should not be removed for any reason. Doing so could set your recovery back and keep you from experiencing the excellent results you expect.

The purpose of the compression pad is to help reduce any swelling that may occur and to help the skin adjust to your chest’s new contours.

When Can You Become Active Again?

After the initial recovery period, you should be able to return to normal activities after just a few days.

This doesn’t mean that you can start hitting the gym.

Aerobic activity and heavy lifting should be limited for at least four weeks.

Some patients find that they cannot return to their regular weight lifting activities until about a month or more following surgery. Again, this depends on your body’s natural healing ability.

When Can You Work Out Heavily Again?

If you’re anxious to get back to the gym, after 14 days, you can begin testing the waters to see if you are fully healed.

To begin, start off with some walking or light jogging.

After a month’s time, you can increase the intensity of your workouts, but you should still refrain from doing heavy lifting with your chest or shoulder muscles.

In two months’ time, you could very well be back to your regular gym routine.

Go easy on the bench press and military press, and all other chest and shoulder workouts, until you’re absolutely sure that there is no soreness or pulling in those areas.

Your Doctor’s Post-Op Plan

Your doctor will not perform surgery on you and then send you on your way to fend for yourself.

Instead, you will receive a post-operation plan that will include what you should do to enhance your recovery, including when you should rest, what you should eat, and how you should work out.

Be sure that you ask your doctor if you have any questions or if you plan to engage in any activities that you are unsure of.

If you want the best from your male breast reduction surgery, it is important that you follow your doctor’s orders, and rest aplenty.

In no time, you’ll have the chest you’ve always wanted ever since gynecomastia reared its ugly head.

To learn more about gynecomastia surgery and how it can help you reduce your male breasts so that you can gain your confidence back while getting more out of life, contact Dr. Ali today to schedule a consultation.

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Top Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Men

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Plastic surgery used to be thought of as only for women. If a male had plastic surgery, he often hid it and often chalked his new look to a better diet or exercise. But today, more men are opting for cosmetic procedures and don’t feel the need to hide it.

“I have many male patients coming to me who want to look great, and don’t believe plastic surgery should be relegated to only women,” says Dr. Ali. “I think that’s wonderful! We all want to look and feel our best, so why not have a procedure done if it makes you feel better?”

What procedures are men opting for? While the results for 2015 are still being calculated, the top five cosmetic surgeries for men in 2014 were:

1. Eyelid surgery
The eyes are often considered the window to the face. As we age, our eyes are often the first place to show it. Loose, furrowed eyebrows can make us look older than we actually are, and in some cases can give a patient an angry or tired look.

An eyelid procedure can remove the excess fatty tissue and tighten the skin and muscles around the eye, giving you a refreshed appearance.

2. Liposuction
Women aren’t the only ones plagued by stubborn deposits of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. Men find as they age, they fall prey to the dreaded “spare tire,” or deposits of fat that settle around their mid-section. If you’ve tried diet and exercise, yet you still can’t seem to get rid of that fat, liposuction may be the ideal solution for you.

Liposuction should not be used as a weight loss tool, but rather to contour the body. Once you’ve seen everything you can accomplish through diet and exercise, a consultation with Dr. Ali can show you what liposuction can add. A smoother, sleeker frame can be achieved, with final results taking between six weeks and two months following the procedure.

3. Rhinoplasty
Nose surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed. You want to have a proportionate and symmetrical look to your face, and if you don’t like what you see in the mirror, a nose job may be able to correct that.

Rhinoplasty can alter the size, shape and/or function of the nose. Some patients find that the surgery alleviates breathing problems because it can correct a deviated septum or offer better support to other areas of the nose.

4. Male breast reduction
Gynecomastia is a male breast reduction procedure. While some men have enlarged breast tissue due to disease or a metabolic condition, other men may notice excess tissue as they age.

If you’re embarrassed to remove your shirt because you’ve noticed your chest seems to have accumulated excess fat and tissue, a male breast reduction may be right for you. Men in their late 40s and 50s often turn to Dr. Ali to restore chest tone they’ve lost over the years.

5. Facelift
Women aren’t the only ones who want their face to reflect how they feel on the inside. If you feel refreshed and vigorous on the inside, but your face is telling a different story, a facelift can be the answer you’re looking for.

As we age, our face can lose skin elasticity and the fatty deposits that provide a full, youthful look can begin to disappear. The result can be hollow cheeks, drooping eyes, and jowls.

A facelift can correct that, and when combined with other procedures, such as an eyelid surgery or brow lift, the result can be a youthful, refreshed look.

6. Injectables and fillers
It’s not just women who want to restore a youthful appearance to their face. Men, too, want to turn back the hands of time, and love the results a liquid facelift can provide. Fillers and injectables can provide plumping, smoothing and contouring that restore a youthful appearance. It’s a great non-invasive, but temporary, way to camouflage the effects of aging.

In 2014, men had more than a million cosmetic procedures performed. Dr. Ali expects to see the number of men opting for plastic surgery procedures to update their looks to continue to rise. If you are interested in what Dr. Ali can do for you, schedule a consultation today.

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