Being a woman with breasts is one thing and something that most women want, but being a man with breasts is something that’s typically not sought after. If you are a male who has excess breast tissue, then you may be suffering from a condition called gynecomastia. And, if you are a part of the bodybuilding community and take certain supplements, you may be more prone to developing it. Why exactly? A lot of bodybuilders take muscle enhancing supplements which have hormones in them; this influx of hormones can cause you to form more breast tissue. Luckily, with a gynecomastia surgery from Associated Plastic Surgeons, we can help you get rid of your breast tissue and start to look more masculine in the process. During this surgery, we will remove the breast tissue to give you back that tight chest.
If you are worried about the recovery process and when you can get back to the gym, we have a few tips for you. Let’s take a closer look.
The best way for you to get back to the gym ASAP is to rest right away. The more time you allow your body to heal after surgery, the more likely you will be to get back to the gym sooner rather than later. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to lay in bed and watch sports all day?
Ease Back Into Weight Training
As you already know, weight training can place a lot of strain on your chest, and while you’re healing from gynecomastia surgery, that’s the last thing you want. Even though you may want to head to the gym and start lifting weights, make sure that you wait to get the approval from Dr. Duboys at Associated Plastic Surgeons. If you start lifting too soon, it could cause your stitches to come open which may lead to an infection.
Go for Cardio
Even though you can’t start weight training again for several weeks or even up to a month in some instances, you can usually begin doing some light cardio after about two weeks which will help you stay sane.
Schedule a Consultation
Don’t worry, we will send you home with a detailed list of instructions on how to recover, but these tips will help you get back to the gym hopefully faster. To learn more about gynecomastia surgery and gynecomastia surgery recovery, schedule a consultation at our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.
When it comes to cosmetic injections and fillers, we at Associated Plastic Surgeons offer more than a few options for our patients to choose from. And, although fillers like Restylane and Juvederm are really popular amongst patients everywhere, we have a variety of other fillers that give patients equally as good of results including Perlane. If you’ve never heard of Perlane, you’re not alone. This article will answer a few frequently asked questions about this filler to help you feel a bit more informed.
What Is Perlane?
Similar to Juvederm and Restylane, Perlane utilizes hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is effective because as a naturally occurring substance in the body, you won’t have to worry about any weird or adverse reactions to these types of fillers. With Perlane, Dr. Duboys can help to eliminate laughter lines, deep folds, and fine lines. Additionally, he can also use rPerlane to help add volume and contour to your lips.
Am I A Good Candidate for Perlane?
One unique thing about Perlane is that it’s suitable for all skin types regardless of whether or not you have fine lines or thin skin. In fact, the hyaluronic acid particles in Perlane are thicker which makes them ideal for treating deeper lines and wrinkles.
Results vary from patient to patient, but on average, they last about 6-9 months. After your first set of injections, we will be able to get a better feel for how long they will last moving forward.
Schedule a Consultation
Having smoother, more youthful skin is possible without having to undergo surgery. If you are interested in learning more about Perlane and other fillers, schedule a consultation at our Huntington, NY office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.