Male Breast Reduction Preparation Los Angeles

Prior to Surgery


The surgeon will provide very specific instructions prior to surgery so you will have an optimal and safe experience. These include what medications to avoid to prevent excessive bleeding and bruising, required medical exams, what to eat and drink prior to surgery, and the prescription of an anti-nausea pill to take on the morning of the surgery.
In all cases, you will be asked to have a reliable friend or family member take you home after the surgery, as you will not be allowed to drive.

    • You need to purchase two surgical chest vest compression garments that fit you comfortably, before surgery. You can purchase these either on-line from plastic surgery garment companies, or through your plastic surgeon’s office. Bring these garments with you to the surgery center on the day of your surgery. You are expected to be wearing these over a t-shirt for about 4-6 weeks after surgery, therefore, spend some time and attention to get a compression garment that fits you well and is comfortable.
    • Have some comfortable shirts available to wear during the first four weeks after surgery. You don’t have to wear larger size shirts, but just comfortable ones.
    • Tend to all of your chores and to do things before your surgery so you don’t have to worry about taking care of things early during your recuperation. You are not allowed to engage in heavy lifting for several weeks after surgery. This means if you should make arrangements for someone to help you with your heavy lifting chores for two weeks after surgery.
    • Have your hair cut, pay your bills, and take your dog to the vet before your planned day of surgery!
    • If you an avid tanner, don’t tan your chest for two week before, and six weeks after, your surgery. Any sun or tan burn of your chest skin can potentially increase the risk of having permanent scarring.
    • If you routinely have your chest hair removed, avoid doing this for two weeks prior and six weeks after surgery.
    • Rent your favorite movies, and leave easily prepared foods and snacks in areas where you will not have to lift or reach.
    • Place all of the medications, tissues, reading materials, water bottles on one table, within easy reach.

  • Have ice cold cola drinks, ginger ale, or sport drinks close to your bed. Avoid drinking too much plain water after surgery, because it makes you more nauseated.
  • After surgery take your nausea pill about one hour before your other medications to lessen nausea. Also, have some over-the-counter anti-acids available at your bedside.
  • Some surgeons recommend putting cold packs on your chests afterwards. In my opinion, even though cold might lessen the inflammation, it can also cause frostbites or skin damage while your chests are numb after surgery.
  • Arnica Montana or Bromelain homeopathic herbs have been used in Europe for centuries to treat swelling, soreness and bruising. When properly prepared, Arnica may significantly decrease the healing time or the appearance of such. There are many formulations from different companies. Sublingual (under the tongue) types are the most often recommended for plastic surgery. I have seen variable results with its use. There are some patients that did not benefit from it and other who appeared to benefit. Therefore, I am open to its use if a patient would like to use it.

Pre-operative Instructions from the Office of Dr. Sean Younai:

Male Breast Reduction Surgery for Gynecomastia.

  1. If you are older than 45 years, or have heart disease, we require a pre-operative EKG, which would either be done by your internist, cardiologist, or at our facility. Heart disease and all other medical illnesses need to be monitored first by an internist or specialist.
  2. If you are anemic, or have a low blood count, please notify our office well in advance of surgery so that we can start you on Iron supplement. You cannot have liposuction if you are anemic.
  3. Pre-operative laboratory blood and urine tests are done usually within 10 days of your surgery date. If you do have health insurance this might be covered, otherwise, the laboratory will charge you.
  4. If you have specific medical illnesses, allergies, or physical handicaps, please notify our staff during your pre-operative visit.
  5. Please refrain from taking any Aspirin, Aleve, Advil, Motrin or other NSAID for ten days prior to your surgery. These drugs can increase the incidence of bleeding and bruising.
  6. Do not drink or eat after midnight on the night before your surgery. This means no coffee or breakfast in the morning of your surgery. You should take all of your medications with a little water.
  7. Please remove and leave behind all jewelry, watches, and body rings before you come in for your surgery. Please do not wear any makeup, or perfume.
    Before leaving home for your surgery, take one “nausea pill” — COMPAZINE — with a little water.
  8. Please wear comfortable and loose clothing the day of surgery. It would be helpful if you wear front open tops and loose sweat pants.
    We ask you to check the fit of your compression garment in advance and to bring it with you to surgery.
  9. You should make arrangements for a responsible adult friend or family member to take you home after surgery. You are not allowed to drive yourself home or take a taxi. After surgery, this caregiver is required to stay with you and to monitor and assist you for at least the first 24 hours after surgery.
  10. If you don’t have such a person please let us know in advance so that we can help you make arrangements for a stay at an after-care facility or hospital.
  11. Having a support system of family, friends or a professional caregiver in the days following surgery is of the utmost importance, as the patient will need assistance with everyday tasks, such as going to the bathroom.

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Our center also includes the Regency Surgery Center which is a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery facility certified by Medicare and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) and the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc., (AAAASF).

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