Gynecomastia can be a hindering condition for men of many ages. At our office, we offer Gynecomastia surgery performed by Dr. Cruise to help correct this condition. After making the decision to undergo gynecomastia surgery, it is important to understand the necessary steps to prepare for it. We have put together some of the most important preparations before surgery.
Things to Avoid
Prior to surgery, it is important to avoid tanning, smoking, and drinking alcohol for two weeks. This is because these activities could impair and delay healing. It is also important to avoid blood thinners, and certain medications as instructed by Dr. Cruise. It is also necessary that patients be healthy before undergoing surgery, so if you get sick before surgery, contact our office and let us know!
Schedule Time off of Work
Depending on the type of work you do, you will need to take some time off of work. Individuals with desk jobs may return to work within four days or so, however, those with physical jobs may need to take up to two weeks off. This is because strenuous activities, lifting, and straining could negatively impact your results and prolong healing.
Obtain a Caretaker
Be sure that you have a responsible adult to drive you to and from surgery, as well as someone to stay with you for 24 hours after your surgery. Also, if you are in charge of taking care of young children, make arrangements for someone to watch the children while you are recovering.
By taking these pre-surgery steps, you can help to ensure optimal results! If you are located near the Los Angeles area and are interested in gynecomastia surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation.