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Gynecomastia in Lake Jackson, TX

What Do I Need to Know After Booking Gynecomastia Surgery?

Are you a male dealing with gynecomastia living in Lake Jackson, Bay City, Angleton, or Houston areas? Do you want to learn about how much the surgery might cost you? Dr. Pisarski, a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, offers this and numerous other procedures for men to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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What Forms Do I Need to Fill Out for Gynecomastia Surgery?

If it’s your first visit to Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, you’ll need to start by filling out a patient information form. This tells us everything we need to know about you and your medical history in order to provide you with safe and effective care. Finally, some patients also choose to fill out a medical release form so that we can share copies of your medical records with necessary parties. If we need other forms completed, we will inform you during the consultation process or prior to your surgery appointment.

How Should I Prepare for Gynecomastia Surgery?

Preparation for your gynecomastia surgery with Dr. Pisarski is crucial for ensuring a smooth procedure and optimal recovery. Here is how you can plan and prepare for the day of surgery:

  • Diet and Nutrition: Adopt a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals to support healing. Consider increasing your intake of protein, fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
  • Hydration: Stay well-hydrated in the weeks leading up to your surgery as this can help with recovery and reduce the risk of complications.
  • Smoking and Alcohol: It's imperative to quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption at least 4-6 weeks before and after surgery, as smoking can significantly impair healing and increase the risk of complications.
  • Medications: Dr. Pisarski will review your current medications and may recommend adjustments, such as discontinuing certain supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs that can increase bleeding risk.

      Post Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

      How Should I Prepare for Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery?

      Almost as important as preparing for gynecomastia surgery is preparing for your gynecomastia surgery recovery. You should take the following steps to prepare your home and life for recovery, ensuring you’re able to relax and focus on healing after your surgery:

      • Recovery Space: Set up a comfortable recovery area with pillows, blankets, and easy access to entertainment like books, magazines, or a television.
      • Medications: Have all prescribed medications filled prior to your surgery date. Include pain relief, antibiotics, and any other medications recommended by Dr. Pisarski.
      • Comfortable Clothing: Prepare loose, comfortable clothing that can be easily put on and taken off without lifting your arms or straining incisions.
      • Assistance: Arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home after surgery and help with daily tasks for at least the first few days.
      • Childcare: If you have young children, ensure you have help for their care, as lifting and strenuous activities will be restricted.
      • Work and Responsibilities: Plan for adequate time off work and away from responsibilities to allow for a stress-free recovery.

      How to Shape the Chest After Gynecomastia Surgery

      Shaping the chest after gynecomastia surgery involves a combination of following Dr. Pisarski’s post-operative instructions, engaging in approved physical activities, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Initially, rest and avoiding strain on the chest area are crucial for proper healing. Once Dr. Pisarski gives the green light, gradually reintroducing chest exercises and strength training can help enhance muscle tone and definition in the chest area. It's important to start slowly with light exercises and progressively increase intensity based on your comfort and healing status. A balanced diet also plays a role in maintaining your new chest contour.

      How Painful is Recovery from Gynecomastia Rejuvenation Surgery?

      While pain and discomfort are expected after gynecomastia surgery, they are manageable with proper care and medication. Dr. Pisarski will prescribe pain medication to manage discomfort. It's important to follow the prescribed dosage and schedule. Pain tolerance will vary from person to person, but most patients find the pain manageable, especially with medication. Typically, pain and discomfort decrease significantly within the first week of recovery.

      How Long to Wear Compression Vest After Gynecomastia Surgery

      Wearing a compression vest is a critical component of the post-operative care plan following gynecomastia surgery. This vest helps to reduce swelling, minimize bruising, and support the newly contoured chest as it heals. Typically, patients are advised to wear the compression garment 24 hours a day for the first 3 to 4 weeks post-surgery, except when showering or washing the garment. After this initial period, Dr. Pisarski may recommend wearing the vest for an additional few weeks during the daytime only, based on your individual healing progress and comfort level.

      How Long Will My Gynecomastia Surgery Results Last?

      The results of gynecomastia surgery are generally long-lasting and can be permanent, especially when the underlying cause of the gynecomastia has been addressed. The removal of excess fatty and glandular tissue from the chest area produces a flatter, more masculine chest contour. Once removed, this tissue does not grow back. However, future weight gain can allow fat to accumulate in the chest and impact your results.  To maintain your results, it's important to keep a stable weight, follow a healthy lifestyle, and avoid factors that could trigger hormonal imbalances. Significant weight gain, steroid use, or certain medical conditions could potentially lead to changes in your chest appearance over time.

      How Long After Gynecomastia Surgery Can I Workout?

      Resuming workouts after gynecomastia surgery should be approached with caution and always under the guidance of Dr. Pisarski. Generally, light walking can be resumed within a few days after surgery to promote circulation. However, any strenuous activities, heavy lifting, or intense workouts should be avoided for at least 4 to 6 weeks post-surgery. Dr. Pisarski will advise you when it's safe to gradually start exercising, beginning with low-impact activities and slowly working up to more vigorous exercises as your recovery progresses.

      Gynecomastia is not a condition that any man has to tolerate. Think gynecomastia surgery and treatment is right for you? Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Pisarski, welcomes patients in Lake Jackson, Houston, Bay City and Angleton areas. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with the treatment method best suited for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation