One of the most popular procedures that Dr. Rick Silverman offers is a male breast reduction surgery or gynecomastia. During this surgical procedure, excess fat and breast tissue are removed from the breast area— giving male patients a more toned and masculine-looking chest. As one of the most important parts of a gynecomastia— or any surgical procedure— it’s imperative that you take the time to recover fully. To help you understand the importance of the recovery process, we have created a brief guide. Read on to learn more.
You Could Tear Open Incisions
If you are a die-hard athlete or bodybuilder, then it may be a challenge for you to stay away from lifting weights every day. However, no matter how small the weights may be, you should stay away from them because you could tear open your incisions. Once your incisions are opened, you are more prone to getting bacteria inside and getting an infection— and you also have to have them stitched back up.
You Could Slow Down Your Recovery Time
Even though you may think that a few days after surgery you are ready to head back to the gym or even go on a run, it’s important that you follow our instructions and avoid exercise for at least a week or two. If you push your body too hard when it’s not quite ready, you could do reverse damage and slow down your body’s ability to heal on time. By giving your body a break it needs for the right amount of time. However, you can be back at the gym before you know it.
One of the best things you can do for your body when you’re recovering from a gynecomastia is to take the time to heal. Even though you may be tempted to jump back into your workout routine before you are supposed to, you can cause more harm than good. To learn more about gynecomastia or gynecomastia recovery, contact Dr. Rick Silverman’s office today and schedule an appointment!