How to prepare for a gynaecomastia procedure

Nov 3, 2019 | Body, Male Breast Reduction

If you are considering a male breast reduction (gynaecomastia), there are some things you should know about the surgery.

It is natural for some men to develop enlarged and excess tissue in the chest area. What many people may not know, is that it can be removed by means of gynaecomastia. This is also commonly referred to as male breast reduction surgery. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breast tissue, you might consider the procedure. Read on to find out what you should know before you go ahead…

Find an experienced surgeon

As with any surgery, it’s important that you choose a surgeon who is experienced and fully qualified to perform your gynaecomastia procedure. This will ensure that your surgery is both safe and effective, and that scarring is minimal.

Mr David Morgan is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon, having completed the training program of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, which is the peak body for surgical training in the country. He is also a member of numerous associations, including the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons (ANZCMFS) and is an international member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Find out which procedure suits you best

When you come in for a consultation with Mr David Morgan, he will assess your particular needs and discuss your aesthetic goals with you in detail in order to find out what type of procedure will suit you best. Mr David Morgan will determine the cause of your condition, which might be a case of too much breast tissue, an excess of fat in the chest area, loose skin around the areola, or a combination of these factors.

Once Mr Morgan has determined the nature of your concern and discussed the desired outcome with you, he will recommend a procedure that will work for you. In some cases, liposuction alone will be performed, while in other cases, breast tissue will be surgically removed.

Improve your diet and exercise routine

It can be very helpful to focus on your diet and exercise regime as you prepare for surgery. Sticking to a healthy, balanced diet will improve your overall health. At the end of the day, the healthier you are, the faster you are likely to heal following surgery.

You can improve your diet by eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, limiting your consumption of refined sugars, and reducing the amount of alcohol that you drink. When it comes to exercise, try and do at least half an hour of cardio three times a week and try to incorporate some resistance training into your regime.

Take time to recover

Once you undergo surgery, you will need to wear a compression vest for around two weeks. This will provide support as your chest heals and will help to minimise any swelling and bruising. It is a good idea to begin light exercise as soon as possible, although you should avoid strenuous activity for six weeks following surgery. Although each patient is different, most men are able to return to work within two to three weeks of a gynaecomastia procedure.

It’s important to remember that it takes time to fully recover from any surgery, so you will need to be patient. Swelling and bruising will resolve over time, and you will begin to see the results of your procedure once these side effects have subsided.

If you would like to find out more about male breast reduction surgery (gynaecomastia) or are ready to make an appointment for a consultation with Mr David Morgan, please get in touch.