Gynecomastia is also known as Male Breast Reduction or Enlarged Male Breasts.
Gynecomastia is when the male chest develops excess fatty tissue. The performance of male breast reduction can correct this deformity by giving a more toned and attractive appearance.
Once you’ve decided that male breast reduction is the best fit to properly address your unique needs and concerns, your surgeon and the medical team will have a conversation with you about your recovery during the pre-op appointment and on the day of your surgery.
The recovery period after gynecomastia surgery is vital to achieving your long-term aesthetic goals – as the surgery itself. If you are not sure where to start, ContourMD® is here to help. The design of our gynecomastia compression garments are tailored to compliment your aesthetic goals and individual anatomy.
The Stages of Healing
Learn about the stages of healing and what your body goes through after surgery to understand why the right gynecomastia compression garment is critical to reaching the results you are looking for.
Stage I Garment
2 to 3 weeks after surgery
The healing process begins immediately after your gynecomastia surgery.
Once the procedure is finished, bandages, a compression garment and sometimes surgical drains are placed and adjusted to ensure proper fit by the surgeon or someone from the medical team. It is very beneficial to rest, relax, and let your body heal properly after surgery.
A Stage I male breast reduction compression garment promotes healing by lessening the amount of fluid build-up, reducing swelling, and preventing bruising. It can provide stability to the treated areas, while also keeping the surgical site together. This will improve the outcome of the male chest contour, and minimize the appearance of scarring. The compression garment will also reduce the risk of infection. During your recovery stage, you should wear this garment at all times, except when you’re either bathing or in the shower.
Recommended Stage I Garments
How to Care for Your Compression Garment
In order to ensure our compression technology can perform at its peak, be sure to set a reminder to clean or launder your compression garment every one to two days.
For a longer garment life span and for proper compression maintenance, Variance is recommended by medical professionals for garment cleaning.
During the healing process, there will be less fluid in the tissues. This is when you will want to switch to a more simple gynecomastia compression garment to ensure your full recovery. Remember to clean or launder your compression garment every one to two days. Lastly, there are several different styles of breast surgery and gynecomastia garments. These options are provided to cater to each of your individual preferences.
Recommended Care products
Gynecomastia compression garments can provide optimal results for your chest contour. It can minimize the appearance of scarring and help reduce complications. However, depending on the surgical techniques, your aesthetic goals and individual anatomy, the healing process can vary widely between patients.
Some of the overall benefits of wearing a gynecomastia compression garment includes improving blood circulation, managing fluids, optimizing and decreasing recovery time, less pain and discomfort during the healing process, reducing swelling and bruising, and shaping and contouring your results.
ContourMD© compression garments are designed to comfortably assist in your journey to recovery.
- 55% Lycra Spandex Material
- Antimicrobial Finish
- Adjustable, Custom Fit
- Maximum, High-Quality Compression
Male breast reduction can be performed under local, sedation or general anesthesia. The surgery usually takes around one to three hours. In some cases, only liposuction techniques are used to remove the excess fatty tissue. Then there’s gynecomastia surgery with skin reduction, which involves the excision of the areola and other surrounding areas to remove the excess skin and tissue to correct the deformity. Sometimes male patients combine this procedure with reduction of elongated or large nipples or pectoral implants.
When your surgical procedure is finished, a compression garment is placed by the surgeon or someone from the medical team. The surgeon prescribes pain medication(s) to minimize any discomfort after surgery. Patients will experience some swelling and bruising, but this will subside within a few weeks. Depending on your surgeons instructions, it usually takes around two to three weeks to recover.
What is Gynecomastia?
Gynecomastia is a condition of enlarged or overdeveloped male breasts, which can he hereditary, a result of hormonal changes, age, breast disease or the use of certain medications. During this procedure, the size of the male breasts are reduced, while flattening and enhancing the chest contour. There are different ways in performing gynecomastia depending on the severity of the condition.
Recover in Comfort™
ContourMD® has more than 30 years of experience in the medical industry of post-surgical compression garments.
We have effectively helped and catered to the recovery of patients during their surgical procedures, and the management of chronic medical conditions. ContourMD® is the leading and premier source for compression garments. Our surgical garments are trusted by numerous surgeons, physicians, medical professionals and patients across the country. We are highly known for exceeding expectations and understanding both compression technology and the recovery process.
ContourMD® is proud to offer high-quality compression garments with insightful features to achieve optimal results in less time during the recovery process, while also reducing unwanted side effects and risks. The compression garments at ContourMD® fit every defined curve and subtle contour of the body, giving patients complete comfort and relaxation after surgery. Contact us today to learn more about our compression garments for gynecomastia surgery.
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