Most top surgeries are performed outpatient in LPS’s cutting-edge surgery suite, so you’ll be released into the care of a loved one the same day. You may or may not have drains, which are more typical with double incision and periareolar procedures. Compression bandages minimize bruising and swelling and preserve the male chest sculpting your surgeon has created.
Following your comprehensive post-op instructions is key to minimizing complications and speeding recovery times. The first 48 hours is when you’ll feel the greatest discomfort and will need pain management. Ice packs can improve swelling and bruising and reduce inflammation as well as help manage pain. Sleeping semi-elevated on your back improves circulation and keeps additional pressure off your chest. It is important not to lift your arms above shoulder height for 2-3 weeks to avoid stretching your scars and shifting your contours. As your energy and pain levels improve, slowly resume mundane tasks such as walking and cooking as you feel ready. The best medicine is listening to your body, eating healthy, and avoiding alcohol and smoking. Scar minimizing information will also be provided, and silicone gel has been proven effective in minimizing scars.
What Results Can I Expect?
Your chest will immediately be more masculine following your procedure because your breast tissue will be gone. At your first post-op appointment, your bandages will be removed and your new chest revealed. Scars will fade over several months to a year, and you’ll have the freedom of your newly affirmed gender for the rest of your life.