Pre-op Checklist for Gynecomastia Surgery

Are you considering surgery to correct gynecomastia? If so, you will want to make sure that you are fully prepped before the day of your surgery. A pre-op checklist for gynecomastia will ensure you have everything you need! Here, we will provide a pre-op checklist to help you prepare and ensure your surgery goes smoothly.

Consultation Before Gynecomastia Surgery

This will involve a discussion of the details of the surgery, including the type of anesthesia that will be used, the length of the surgery, and the expected recovery time. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the surgery. The goal is to relieve your concerns and make sure you fully understand and are comfortable with the treatment process.

Necessary Blood Tests

Dr. Delgado will likely require blood work before surgery to ensure that you are healthy enough for surgery and to help minimize the risk of complications. The specific tests required will vary depending on your health and medical history so he will let you know which tests are required for you. It is essential to have these tests done as early as possible so that there is enough time to correct any abnormalities that may be found.

Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions

Following all instructions is vital to achieving the best possible results from your surgery. Dr. Delgado will review the instructions with you during your consultation, a call the night before, and again on the day of your surgery. Some of the general instructions include:

• Wear loose, comfortable clothing on the day of your surgery and make arrangements for a driver and someone to be with you for at least the first 24 hours after your surgery.

• Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight the evening before your procedure. The anesthesiologist will call you the night before to go over your medical history and when to stop eating and drinking, so watch for his call. Surgery can not be performed if you are smoking. Dr. Delgado likes to have patients refrain 3-4 weeks before surgery. Also drinking alcohol, and taking aspirin, ibuprofen, or other anti-inflammatory medications for at least two weeks before and after surgery.

• You should shower the night before your surgery and wash thoroughly, especially around the incision site. You should not use any lotions, oils, or perfumes.  In addition, you should shave your chest and trim your arm pit hair short.

Consultation Before Gynecomastia Surgery

This will involve a discussion of the details of the surgery, including the type of anesthesia that will be used, the length of the surgery, and the expected recovery time. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about the surgery. The goal is to relieve your concerns and make sure you fully understand and are comfortable with the treatment process.

Schedule a Consultation

It’s essential to be as prepared as possible before undergoing gynecomastia surgery. If you have any questions about the surgery or the pre-op process, fill out our online contact form to schedule a consultation or give our office a call. Dr. Delgado and his team are here to help you through every step of this exciting journey.


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