Tummy Tuck and Gynecomastia Surgery : 24 Years Old Man (Quebec ; Sherbrooke) - Sherbrooke, QC

Hello! 9 years ago I lost around 70-80 pounds. To...

9 years ago I lost around 70-80 pounds. To help me to lose that weight I became more active and I was part of the competitive swimming team of my town. I was also eating much more better. I trained hard for few years and I really liked it! But I had a problem that affected my self confidence for years : loose skin on my tummy and gynecomastia. To me it never been an option to take off my shirt in front off other people, cause I looked so different from other guys and it was so embarrassing.
I had a consultation with a plastic surgeon five years ago but I wasn't ready to make the procedure and I guess the timing wasn't good.
So this summer, I decided that this problem had bothered me enough.
I saw the same surgeon that I saw 5 years ago.
He told me that I would need a full tummy tuck procedure to correct the amount of loose skin and also a gynecomastia surgery (gland excision and liposuccion) to correct the puffiness of my chest.
Surgery was not very painful (not as much as I anticipated). I had a muscle tightening and it was not that bad. It is now 10 days post-op and I plan to go back to work on day 12 (I'm a master student in physiology so I word in a research lab- not a physical job). I stopped taking pain meds (Dilaudid) after 5 days. I feel good and I have no pain at all. I can almost walk perfectly straight. I'm in a good physical shape so maybe it helped me to recover faster!
This surgery was not as bad as I thought it would be!
I'm very happy with the result that I got! My chest contour is so much better! My tummy is still very swollen and I think my «love handle» area is also swollen but I can't say if it's because it's swollen that they are more noticeable. I wouldn't think that this procedure would have make them more prominent. My surgeon looked at my love handles when I had my consultation (I noticed he did) and he didn't tell me I needed any liposuccion. I chose a very good surgeon with a very good reputation here in Quebec.
So my principal question is : Does the swelling on my love handle area will go down or it is fat? I can't afford a liposuccion for now because it already cost me a lot. After the recovery period (8 weeks), I plan to workout more than before surgery (gym and come back in swim trainings) to get more muscles and lose some body fat. Hopefully I will lose some fat (back fat and love handle fat).
Do you think it is possible to lose back fat and love handle fat with a good diet and exercise (swimming and gym)? What do you think of the result? How can I expect the result to be improved as the swelling goes down ?

Thank you! I hope this helps for guys that want to get rid of this problem !

Good look and thank's in advance for the answers!

P.S. : I posted pics of before and after surgery. The picture of my back is after the surgery!
Dr Michel Chagnon

Very professional, human and competent surgeon. He has a lot of experience! I would recommend him anytime!

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