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Surgery => Surgery Preparation => Topic started by: d.i.p. on July 09, 2008, 07:28:36 PM

Title: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: d.i.p. on July 09, 2008, 07:28:36 PM
Hi, I'm a new member to gynecomastia.org. I will be undergoing surgery August 1, 2008 under Dr. Ganchi's care. My question to all those members, were you fully naked underneath the gown they made you wear, or were you allowed to have boxers or shorts on? I'm not well endowed down there so I am very self conscious. :-[ I'm a grower not a shower, but I feel uncomfortable knowing my surgeon and his assistants will see me naked because they do not know that I'm a grower, and although they will not humiliate me, I just feel very uncomfortable. Thanks for anyone's help!
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Dr. Elliot Jacobs on July 09, 2008, 09:09:12 PM
For my patients, boxers are just fine -- no need to be totally naked for the surgery.

Dr Jacobs

Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: George Pope, M.D. on July 09, 2008, 10:35:20 PM
Ditto.  When I'm operating on the chest area, my patients are free to wear boxers or briefs, and we leave them on.

Not to worry.  :D

Dr. Pope, M.D.
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: PhillyPUFF on July 10, 2008, 01:00:52 AM
...X3

I wore my boxers under my hospital gowns :)
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: d.i.p. on July 10, 2008, 02:17:24 PM
Thank you very much for the replies. It makes me feel quite at ease. I have one more question though. I read somewhere on this forum about things patients do not know about during surgery. The person said that when the patient is sedated under anesthesia (knocked out), the surgeon and the assistants strip the patient naked and rub Betadine on them. Ive seen videos where they do rub some yellowish brown liquid, but do they rub that all over the body including genitals or only on the upper body since the surgery deals with the chest only?...Your reply is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,
    D.i.p.
 
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Dr. Elliot Jacobs on July 10, 2008, 02:53:47 PM
During surgery, antiseptic (usually Betadine, a type of brown iodine fluid) is applied to the area to be operated upon (in this case, your chest) and the immediate surrounding areas. The genitals are never included.

Dr Jacobs
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on July 10, 2008, 05:16:17 PM
Chill dude, keep your shorts on...  ;D ;D ;D    Hehe, I crack myself up sometimes!   :P

As Doc Jacobs mentioned, there's no need to be 'totally naked'...  ;)

GB
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on July 10, 2008, 05:20:21 PM
I'm not well endowed down there so I am very self conscious. :-[ I'm a grower not a shower.

You too huh...  :-\

GB
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: The_G0rn on July 16, 2008, 08:11:28 PM
Well I had my op done in a hospital operating theater and had to wear the surgical gown thing that opens at the back, and these disposable underwear things.  All of which left nothing to the imagination...

It was slightly embarrassing because the anesthetist and the two surgery assistants were all female and very attractive.  It was far more embarrassing to me that I was getting a GYNO op though.

like the other guy said, you are never going to see them again, they would probably never recognize you in the street, and they would have seen hundreds of shriveled & frightened dicks in their work.
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: George Pope, M.D. on July 16, 2008, 10:26:22 PM
rock what ya got.

ringo

lol.
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: ITS TIME on July 17, 2008, 08:46:23 PM
It doesn't matter - because they're gonna insert a cathater anyway- and I'm pretty sure no matter what size you are once that thing is inserted - everybody retracts like a turtle.
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: ITS TIME on July 17, 2008, 08:56:24 PM
Plus - I'm pretty self concious and inhibited and once they shot me w/the happy juice - I wouldn't have cared if I had to walk through the waiting room naked.  BTW I was naked under the gown and didn't mind.  Good luck.
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Dr. Elliot Jacobs on July 17, 2008, 10:16:46 PM
Having a catheter for gynecomastia surgery?  Nonsense!!  Not on this planet!

Dr Jacobs
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: ITS TIME on July 18, 2008, 01:25:54 PM
Sorry Doc but they told me they were sticking something up there so I could urinate while in surgery.
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Dr. Elliot Jacobs on July 18, 2008, 01:55:57 PM
Don't doubt your word  --  but if they did place a catheter, they truly went overboard in doing your surgery. In my opinion, placing a urinary catheter for a 1-2 hour operation on a healthy young man is just not necessary.

Dr Jacobs

Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: ITS TIME on July 18, 2008, 02:56:08 PM
Have absolutely no knowledge about any of that - but my particular surgery was 4:45 hrs. long. 
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: George Pope, M.D. on July 19, 2008, 11:57:18 PM
A catheter is usually not placed in the bladder in a healthy patient undergoing an elective procedure unless the procedure is 3 hours or longer.  Most gynecomastia procedures take between one and two hours.

Dr. Pope, M.D.
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: The_G0rn on July 20, 2008, 10:14:29 PM
Are you sure you aren't getting mixed up with the tube they stick down your throat when you are under general? ???
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Badgene on July 23, 2008, 01:08:10 PM
damnit!! the nurse had me strip down I asked if I could keep underwear on she said no but I probably could of.


I bet I was stripped butt naked on that friggin table. Do you think I was? do they remove all garments or do they just expose the surgery area? I had to be clamped at the shoulders so they could turn me on my side.....

do you think I was exposed butt naked on the table for all the nurses to see? I really havent not got much to be proud off.......... but then again its not worse then going through highschool with breasts.....
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Grandpa Bambu on July 23, 2008, 02:07:42 PM
Do you think I was exposed butt naked on the table for all the nurses to see? I really havent not got much to be proud off.......... but then again its not worse then going through highschool with breasts.....

 ;D ;D ;D

GB
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: Copespo on August 05, 2008, 09:03:48 PM
For my patients, boxers are just fine -- no need to be totally naked for the surgery.

Dr Jacobs



Good, since I am gonna have surgery done by you sir, dont want to be fully naked hehe...
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: grumpygyne on August 10, 2008, 09:27:36 AM
[quote author=Dr. Pope link=topic=14841.msg104792#msg104792 date=1216526238]
A catheter is usually not placed in the bladder in a healthy patient undergoing an elective procedure unless the procedure is 3 hours or longer.  Most gynecomastia procedures take between one and two hours.

Dr. Pope, M.D.
[/quote]

Oh god... My surgery is planned for 5 hours.  I just just got wigged out.  I had a cath before during an apendectomy,but I didnt feel anything. Ugh.
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: helloHELLO on August 10, 2008, 05:49:19 PM
good luck with ur surgery
Title: Re: Are you naked during the surgery?
Post by: broadsidebrother on August 16, 2008, 02:09:43 AM
I was butt @55 Naked and didnt get a F***. Why would you care for??? Not like there all going to be like hey man I think mines bigger than yours. Or Dud you d*** Is hella small.