Recovery and Results
Anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and antibiotics, are given for one week. Dr. Benito does not usually prescribe compressive garments.
Patients should follow postoperative recommendations down to the T. For example, it’s crucial to avoid any strenuous activity for the first six weeks.
However, patients can elevate the arm to stretch the muscles and the axilla. It is normal to feel tightness in the axilla for some weeks until the scar softens. Don’t panic!
Ultrasound is used routinely during your recovery checkups to monitor the implant and the presence of periprosthetic fluid (seroma) surrounding the implant.
Periprosthetic fluid can be aspirated if needed.
After six weeks, you will be cleared to start exercising. Begin with low-weight repetitions, increasing the resistance weekly. If you notice a sudden increase in pectoral volume, stop immediately and get checked.
If the postoperative period goes smoothly, the patient can return for evaluation one month after starting exercise, with additional follow-ups at 4 and 12 months.
Doctor Jesús Benito: Publications:
- Benito-Ruiz J. “Male chest contouring with Implants”. En: Encyclopedia of Aesthetic Rejuvenation through volume enhancement. Herman CK, Strauch B. (Eds), 2014, p 303.
- Tratamiento de síndrome de Poland en Hombres. III Congreso Ibérico de Cirugía Plástica, Estoril, 2 a 4 de junio de 2016.
- Aesthetic reconstruction of Poland syndrome in males. ISAPS Congress Kyoto 2016.
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