Preparing For Gynecomastia Surgery – Dos And Don’ts

by | Last updated on May 31, 2024 | Published on Nov 30, 2022 | Gynecomastia /Male Breast Reduction

Gynecomastia or overdevelopment of male breast tissue is a common concern and can affect men of any age. Though it does not pose any medical concerns, the condition can be uncomfortable and bothersome. Gynecomastia treatment in NYC involves liposuction to remove the excess fat tissue that causes the condition. While it is an effective way to achieve a more well-defined, manly chest, candidates should be mentally and emotionally prepared to accept the changes that will happen to the body. They should also have realistic expectations about the results.

How is Gynecomastia Treatment Performed?

Expert plastic surgeons perform the procedure using the laser-assisted FDA-approved Smartlipo Triplex device. Smartlipo laser liposuction is performed under local anesthesia and recovery is much faster than with traditional liposuction surgery. It also comes with minimal surgical trauma, downtime and fast recovery. The Smartlipo laser workstation combines three different wavelengths (1440nm, 1320nm and 1064 nm) for dissolving fat, coagulating tissue, and tightening the surrounding skin. This minimally invasive procedure is performed using local anesthesia.

Don’t let gynecomastia hold you back. Reach out to an experienced surgeon in NYC today to discuss your treatment options.

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Gynecomastia Treatment – Do’s and Don’ts


  • Take multivitamins: Based on your surgeon’s advice, start taking multivitamins at least two weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Discuss any medical conditions you have with your surgeon: During your consultation, tell your surgeon about any medical treatment that you are undergoing, allergies, medications, and other health-related information.
  • Arrange for someone to help you manage the recovery phase: As you will not be able to drive yourself home after the procedure, arrange for someone to do so. Also, arrange for someone to help you manage the initial postoperative phase.
  • Follow your surgeon’s instructions: During the consultation, your surgeons will provide guidelines for handling recovery and achieving optimal results. Follow these instructions diligently. If you need any clarifications, consult your surgeon.
  • Get a medical examination: Patients are usually required to get lab tests like EKG or ECG (electrocardiography) and a mammogram before the procedure. Clear all the prescribed medical examinations.
  • Stay hydrated: Drink enough water. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water in a day is necessary for staying hydrated.


  • Stop smoking: It’s important to stop smoking at least two weeks before the procedure. The nicotine in cigarettes slows down the healing process.
  • Avoid alcohol: Stop drinking alcohol at least two weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid taking blood thinning medicines: Stop taking blood thinning supplements like aspirin, vitamin E, and herbal supplements at least 10 days before the treatment as they increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Avoid overexposure to the sun: You should restrict exposing your skin to the sun’s UV rays at least two weeks before the treatment. This is necessary to minimize the risk of permanent scarring from the surgery.

Keep in mind that following your plastic surgeon’s pre- and post-op instructions correctly is very important for smooth recovery and optimal outcomes.

Gynecomastia Treatment

Treating gynecomastia with laser liposuction provides diverse benefits such as – use of local anesthesia; minimal bleeding, swelling, and scarring; stimulates collagen production; quick recovery, and long-lasting results.

It is important that you have realistic expectations about the results and prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for accepting the changes that will happen to your body after the procedure.

If you are considering Gynecomastia treatment in NYC, schedule a consultation in an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery facility that has surgeons who have extensive experience performing the procedure.

Achieve a well-defined chest with gynecomastia treatment in NYC.

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