In looking for information on gynecomastia; reading reviews, searching websites for articles are all good, but when you get an opinion from a patient that has experienced gynecomastia surgery, that is invaluable! Miguel Delgado, M.D. has a patient that recently made a video of his experience to share with other men who are contemplating male breast reduction surgery.
The out of town gynecomastia patient starts his story from his arrival at his hotel to his third day postoperatively. You may find the video is not a state of the art production; however, it lends to its authenticity.
Our patient, who we will call Matt, explains how he is feeling at the time of his arrival, and while he is slightly nervous, he is mostly anxious because he is very hungry! All patients that undergo surgery with general anesthesia need to be NPO for several hours’ prior surgery. NPO is Latin for nil per os, which means no food or drink. Matt’s surgery is going to be in the afternoon, so he is focusing more on his hunger than being nervous for surgery. He also states that he is very excited to be finally having his surgery.
Matt displays all of his medications and explains what they are for, starting with his VitaMedica vitamins, which he started two weeks before surgery. VitaMedica are high quality vitamins that Dr. Delgado believes are of great benefit to his surgery patients. Next, Matt shows his antibiotics and anti-nausea medications, and then for after surgery, he has pain medication. It is recommended to write down when medications are taken as it is easy to forget what you took and when.
After taking a preoperative shower, our patient heads off to the surgery center for his much awaited procedure. After his pre-operative work up, Matt is taken to the operating room. The video then goes to three days after surgery when Matt arrived at the office to get his drains taken out. Still in recovery mode, it is obvious that Matt is very happy with his decision to have male breast reduction surgery and states he is ready to live life!
Gynecomastia surgeons all agree that male breast reduction surgery is very rewarding not only for the patient but for the surgeon who impacts men’s lives in such a positive way!