Month: March 2019

Answering the Big Question about Male Breast Reduction

Male Breast Reduction Cincinnati, OH Male breast reduction has become a common procedure in recent years. This term describes a group of techniques that may be utilized to bring a man’s chest back to its masculine form. The surgical procedure that is recommended does more than reshape the breasts, as men may know. When the male chest is made to once again look like a masculine chest, the patient gains immense emotional satisfaction from this physical change. Reducing breast size may mean no longer having to wear baggy clothing to hide one’s shape. It may mean being able to toss out the compression “bra” that has been relied upon to hide man boobs. It usually means regaining the self-confidence that has been lacking for years.

Gynecomastia surgery may be much more common now than it was even a few years ago, but most men still have questions. The Big One that we often hear is “what is it like to recover from male breast reduction?” Here, we provide a general timeline of the issues most important to many of our patients.

The Recovery Timeline for Male Breast Reduction

The following details of gynecomastia surgery are general and will vary from one person to another. Remember, every procedure is tailored to the individual. Some cases may require only the removal of fatty tissue while others are much more extensive, involving the removal of sagging breast tissue, the breast gland, and stretched skin. In general, men can expect to:

  • See the doctor the day after surgery. This first surgical follow-up is a brief visit to observe initial healing and change out the surgical dressing for a compression garment. Extensive procedures may have a 10-day bandage rather than a one-day dressing.
  • See the doctor approximately one week after surgery to have drains removed. Drains are often placed to allow fluid to drain from the surgical area. These are typically not painful but may feel slightly inconvenient.
  • Limit arm movements for up to three weeks, avoiding lifting the arms overhead.
  • Have the ability to resume lower body exercise in a week to two weeks.
  • Be cleared for upper body exercise after 5 weeks, possibly later depending on the technique used during surgery.

A Word about Exercise after Gynecomastia Surgery

Of all the side effects of surgery, it may be fatigue that takes a man by surprise. It is crucial to listen to your body as you gradually resume normal activities after male breast reduction. There is no “suck it up” here, only a commitment to true healing through adequate rest and recuperation.

Learn more about male breast reduction. Call our Cincinnati office at 513.985.0850.

The VI Peel can Jumpstart Springtime Renewal

VI peel, Cincinnati, OH Chemical peels have long been performed as a way to revive the skin’s natural glow. This method of exfoliation is known for removing the uppermost layer of skin cells. You know, the ones that are damaged or destroyed by the sun and the effects of aging. Another thing that chemical peels are known for is harshness. Many people imagine that their skin will be red and swollen after a chemical peel and that they will peel for days on end. This idea needs to be put to rest. The VI peel proves that this exfoliating technique needn’t be harsh to be powerful.

We are pleased to offer the VI peel in our Cincinnati office. This treatment offers the advantages gained through traditional peel techniques without the lengthy downtime. In fact, there really is no downtime to speak of after a VI peel.

How the VI Peel Rejuvenates the skin

The VI peel utilizes a proprietary blend of mild acidic ingredients to dislodge dead and damaged cells so new cells can be revealed. Ingredients include:

  • Phenol – to reduce deep lines and creases
  • Retin-A – to soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Salicylic Acid – to reduce inflammation and encourage cellular renewal
  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – To stimulate collagen and smooth the skin
  • Vitamin C – an antioxidant that brightens skin tone

How the VI Peel Boosts Beauty

After a VI peel, patients notice:

  • Smoother skin
  • Less obvious lines and wrinkles
  • Improved tone and radiance with fewer sunspots
  • Smaller pores
  • Reduced signs of melasma
  • Reduced inflammation from acne and lighter acne scarring
  • Improved tissue firmness due to increased collagen
  • Elimination of precancerous cells

The VI peel is not just an effect beauty-booster, it is a process that feels more like a pampering spa treatment. Immediately after this peel, patients can go right back to normal activity, even returning to work if they so choose. Most experience virtually imperceptible redness and flaking that is manageable with a daily moisturizer.

Feel as radiant as the Springtime sunshine. Call  513.985.0850 to schedule your VI peel in our Cincinnati office today.

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