Posted on: June 23, 2017 In: Plastic Surgery
If you are considering gynecomastia surgery to remove enlarged breasts, one thing that may have you concerned is the recovery process. How long will I need to take off work? What is the scarring like? When will I be back on my feet again? When will I see results? To ease your mind, we’ll answer those questions for you.
After your procedure with Dr. Colony, you will be given directions on bandaging and dressings to ensure that your incisions heal properly. You will also be given support garments to support your chest and relieve any unnecessary discomfort. Expect to take 5-10 days to recover before returning to a sedentary job and avoid strenuous activities for at least the first few weeks.
Over time, swelling will subside and incision lines will fade— it is important to follow Dr. Colony’s directions for treatment to ensure minimal scarring and best recovery! Most incisions will be concealed within the natural contours of your chest, but some may be visible depending on your case and placement.
The doctor will have you come in for a few follow-ups to ensure proper healing and outcome. It is rare, but some cases require an additional surgery to tighten or reposition tissues, based on how your body has been healing.
It is also important to be aware of possible sources of regrowth so that you can avoid future issues including:
- Decrease in testosterone
- Prescription medication
- Recreational drugs
- Anabolic steroids
- Hormone imbalance
- Scar tissue build up