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Aftercare Gynecomastia Surgery or Male Breast surgery
Gynecomastia Surgery |
Gynecomastia or Male Breast is a condition when a man develops chest with extra fat, that more or less looks like a breast. Male breast may develop due to hormonal imbalance, obesity, puberty, at a later phase of life due to reduced skin elasticity, drinking alcohol in access, taking certain medication or drugs. Gynecomastia or Male Breast can have serious psychological impact on men’s lives as they might feel low in making public appearance due to their body shape, but there is nothing to worry about, as gynecomastia can be treated through medication or if your Doctor thinks that it’s hard to reduce the accumulate fat around your chest, then he would recommend you to consult a cosmetic surgeon for gynecomastia surgery.
In case you are suggested to undergo gynecomastia surgery to treat your male breast, there are certain things that you need to take care of, after your gynecomastia surgery. These are:
Eating habits: After your gynecomastia surgery it is good to have liquid diet in form of juice or pulses and gradually start taking semi-solid diet and then solid when you feel more comfortable. During your recovery period, you should consume a good amount of liquid to keep your body hydrated and avoid consumption of alcohols for at least 3 days post gynecomastia surgery as alcohol can quickly dehydrate your body, avoid smoking too.
Physical Activities: Best recommendation is to take complete rest for first two days after surgery. Don’t move your body much; this will escalate the process of your recovery. After first 2 days you can take small distance walks. It is seen that most patient resume their office work within a few days, but best for you would be to learn your body by yourself and don’t push it to a limit where you feel unquotable. Avoid activities like running, going to the gym, operating heavy machinery or any activity that involves a lot of strength.
Compression Clothes: After your gynecomastia surgery, your cosmetic surgeon will recommend you to wear compression clothes. This helps in quick recovery and also improves the outcome of the gynecomastia surgery. For the first 10 days you need to wear compression cloth for the whole day and after that, the time for wearing compression cloth keeps warring every week, on the basis of your body recovery. One thing that you need to be very careful about is that your compression cloth needs to very clean, to avoid any type of infection.
Medication: It is best recommended to take all the medicines as prescribed for you gynecomastia treatment by your surgeon and if during the recovery period you catch up with any kind of influenza, best would be to consult your surgeon before you start consuming medicines for the influenza parallel with your gynecomastia medicines. As few medicines have serious complications if taken together. So best would be to consult your gynecomastia surgeon.
Summarizing this article, there is nothing to worry about gynecomastia surgery or Male Breast surgery, if you take proper aftercare of yourself and follow your cosmetic surgeon instruction.