Gynecomastia Surgery Preparation
To ensure high chances of success, it’s vital to ensure that you take all the necessary measures to prepare your body for the procedure.
Here are some of the measures that you will need to take:
If you smoke, you are advised to stop smoking some weeks before the operation because smoking increases the risk of getting chest infections after the surgery. It also slows down the healing process for the wounds created by the surgery so stopping will help create better results.
If you take any form of therapy that involves the regulation of the levels of hormones in your body, then it might be a good idea to stop in anticipation for the surgery. This includes any hormonal treatment that you could have used to try and reduce the gynecomastia. This is done to ensure that you don’t end up getting deep vein thrombosis after the surgery.
Although the doctors will perform all the necessary checks on your body before starting the surgery, it’s highly recommended to be completely honest when providing background information about yourself. Nobody knows you better than yourself. Hence you are the only person who can help the doctors make an informed decision based on your individual circumstances.
The first step involves you calling us and talking to a doctor. The doctor will perform a short interview to identify any unique aspects of your body that might affect the procedure. As soon as the interview has been done, you will be advised on the best way forward depending on the underlying conditions and if you are satisfied with the recommendations, you can then go ahead and schedule an operation.
When you arrive for the operation, the first step will be doing a number of small checks to find out if there are any problems that might affect the surgery. Don’t worry if you don’t have all this information now, by the time you get to this step, our doctors will have provided all the information that you need.
If you choose to have the gynecomastia or man boobs removed surgically, you will also be asked not to eat in the six hours leading to the surgery.