Women aren’t the only ones who struggle with their breast size. Men with overdeveloped breast tissue may also experience low self-esteem, self-consciousness and a desire to change what they see in the mirror. The good news is that gynecomastia is a safe and effective procedure for a wide range of men who are looking to create a more toned, masculine chest. So if you are considering this procedure, here is how to prepare for gynecomastia surgery:
One of the best ways to support your body’s speedy recovery from gynecomastia–or any type of surgery–is to stop smoking. Smoking can make the recovery process more difficult and could elongate the amount of time it takes to return to your daily routines. You will want your body to be as healthy as possible, to support a seamless recovery. By dropping this habit, you’ll be well on your way to achieving the results you are seeking.
Eat Well, Exercise Regularly
Another excellent way to prepare for gynecomastia surgery is to prioritize a healthy diet and create–or maintain–a regular exercise routine. When it comes to working out, you should meet yourself where you are. That could mean a daily walk, an hour at the gym or anything in between. Take inventory of your current movement levels and commit to exercising in a way that will feel supportive for your state of wellness right now.
Speak With Your Doctor Regarding Your Medications
Especially as the date of your surgery draws closer, it will be especially important that you take only the medication that has been approved by your surgeon. During your consultation, you should discuss any current medications, so you can receive any necessary modifications well in advance. Medication such as aspirin may increase bleeding and will need to be avoided. This will ensure that your procedure goes smoothly and safely. Of course, the best way to understand which medications and supplements to avoid is to schedule a consultation.
At Coastal Cosmetic Center, we understand how important it is for you to feel confident, strong and masculine in your body. That is why we are proud to offer gynecomastia surgery for our patients in Jacksonville, Fleming Island and the surrounding communities. For more information and to schedule your consultation, contact our office today.
Timothy E. Fee, MD, FACS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Fee is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in Jacksonville and the surrounding communities. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest and most prestigious organization of plastic surgeon in the United States. A former President of the Greater Jacksonville Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Fee has published and participated in several peer reviewed journals.
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