Before having a gynaecomastia procedure, you’ll need to meet your surgeon for a consultation. Your gynaecomastia surgery consultation is the time to talk about your aesthetic goals, and any personal factors like health conditions that can be impact on your surgery and that need to be considered when planning your surgery. You should also use the time to ask questions, getting all of the information you need to feel confident about your gyno surgery.
In this blog, we’ll go over the steps you should take to feel prepared for your consultation. Once you’re ready, contact Breast & Body Clinic in Sydney to book your consultation with Dr Yunaev, Specialist Breast and General Surgeon.
Questions you should ask
A gyno surgery consultation can feel a little a little overwhelming with all the information that you will be receiving, so, we recommend to write down a list of questions that you have. It can be easy to forget some concerns you have, so noting it down ahead of time can help to guide the conversation during your consultation so that you can get the information you need.
If you’re not sure what to ask, here are some good questions that can provide you with the details you’ll need before your procedure:
Will I have any scarring? Usually, surgical procedures that involve incisions will create some degree of scarring, but the amount of scarring can depend on the incision pattern used, which can vary from patient to patient. The visibility of any scarring that the procedure can cause can also depend on how well you heal, and if you put anything in place during your recovery to prevent noticeable scarring, such as using a topical scar cream.
- What techniques will you use? It’s a good idea to have an understand of how the procedure is actually performed, rather than feeling like you don’t know what’s involved with the procedure as that can feel quite scary. Knowing what techniques your surgeon uses can also help you to feel more confident that your surgeon has the essential knowledge and experience that is necessary to achieve the results that you want.
- How long does the procedure take? Since every gyno surgery is tailored to meet each patient’s needs, the time that the procedure can take will be different for every patient. During a gyno surgery consultation, your surgeon will put together a personalised plan, which should help to estimate the time of your surgery.
- What is involved in the recovery from gynaecomastia surgery? To be prepared for your recovery, your surgeon can give you a list of personalised aftercare instructions, tailored to the details of your procedure and your needs. There are general recovery tips that you can read up on ahead of time, but your surgeon will have their own for you, considering factors like your health and lifestyle.
Of course, if you have any more, don’t be afraid to ask your surgeon. The key is to be open and transparent with your surgeon, so that you can be sure they will have a good understanding of what you need.
Personal information to prepare
During a gynaecomastia surgery consultation, you will be asked about your health history, current medications you are taking and any past surgeries you have had. It’s a good idea to gather all of this information ahead of time so that you don’t miss anything.
Since gynaecomastia can have a range of underlying causes, you might also want to go through some tests with your doctor to determine what could be triggering the condition. This can help your surgeon understand what’s going on with your body while assessing your chest area and deciding on the best procedure steps.
To make the process easier for you, we recommend noting everything down ahead of time and referring back to it during your consultation. This may feel like over-preparing, but sometimes even the details that you may think won’t be important can make a difference to your personal procedure plan, recovery steps and even your suitability for the procedure.
What do I need to know before gyno surgery?
Before your procedure, you should do some reading about gynaecomastia and the surgical approach used to treat the condition. Most importantly, you should research your chosen surgeon, to get a clear idea of their experience, skills and qualifications. You can even send an enquiry online before your gyno surgery consultation, asking any questions you have about your surgeon.
Essentially, you need to know that you’re happy with the surgeon you have chosen, and what is involved before, during and after the procedure. You can also get a good idea of what to expect for your results, but of course, the results will be different for every patient.
Breast & Body Clinic: Sydney’s Specialist Breast and General Surgeon Dr Yunaev
Specialising in breast surgery, Dr Yunaev has the level of knowledge, experience and qualifications needed to perform gynaecomastia procedures that achieve excellent results. You can learn all about Dr Yunaev and his experience here.
When you’re ready to book your gyno surgery consultation, contact our team!