Thursday, March 3, 2016

Gynecomastia Surgical Guidelines

Guidelines for Before and After Gynecomastia Surgery in Sacramento

Once a man has made the decision to proceed with gynecomastia surgery, he will have many questions and considerations to make as he prepares for his male breast reduction procedure.

Prepared Patients Get the Best Results

Along with scheduling time out from work and social obligations, men need to plan on who will care for them during their recovery. Miguel Delgado, M.D. is aware that getting ready for surgery may cause anxiety for some men and is not surprised when he is asked what they can do to prepare. Studies show that patients who follow their surgeon’s guidelines have an easier surgery and recovery. Therefore, Dr. Delgado created a surgical information booklet with instructions for before and after surgery for his gynecomastia patients and their caregivers.

Gynecomastia Surgical Information Booklet

The comprehensive booklet is almost 40 pages long and is divided into sections with a Table of Contents for easy reference.
Gynecomastia Surgery Instuctions

 In the first section, which is titled “Starting Now,” patients are advised to stop smoking if they smoke, and refrain from taking any blood thinners two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. There are many medications, supplements and vitamins that thin the blood. Dr. Delgado has three pages that list some of the more popular ones, but he wants his patients to let him know of anything they take on a regular basis to determine if it is something they need to stop temporarily.

The second section is titled “The Day Before Surgery.” Here the gynecomastia patient will find guidelines for what to eat and drink before surgery, a reminder to get all prescriptions filled and a confirmation of their surgery time.
What to Wear to Surgery

The third section, “The Morning of Surgery,” confirms that the patient cannot have anything to eat or drink after midnight the night before. They may brush their teeth, but are to be careful not to swallow any water. The patient is advised to wear clothing that opens in the front and is easy to get in and out of.

Risks and complications specific to each procedure are listed. Instructions for wearing and the care of the compression vest and emptying of the drains are addressed.

Questions? Concerns? Call!
As comprehensive as the booklet is, patients are encouraged to call the office (415) 898-4161 at any time with any questions or concerns they may have.

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