Gynecomastia Treatment Recovery

After male breast reduction surgery, you will be advised to begin walking around as soon as possible. You may be sore, but you need to move around gently a few times a day to aid your circulation and help prevent blood clots. You will need to avoid strenuous activities—especially any sports that might involve a blow to the chest—for about 1 month.

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on when you can return to work, school or your normal routine. In some cases, men have returned to work a day or two after gynecomastia removal surgery. You should avoid sun exposure to your incisions for several months after your surgery.

You will have discomfort, swelling and bruising in the first days and weeks after the male breast reduction surgery, but this should subside. You can take pain relievers for the pain and you can minimize swelling and bruising with the use of cold compresses. Follow your doctor's instructions.

After your gynecomastia surgery, you will need to wear a compression garment over the treatment area. This will sort of be a vest version of a girdle. It is important to wear it because it helps control swelling and reduces the risk of irregular contours. It also helps your chest heal in its new shape.

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