What is the recovery time after male breast reduction?

What is the recovery time after male breast reduction?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (5)


Answered by Zenn Plastic Surgery

In my practice, patients spend one week at home doing very little. By the second week, they are back at work but still limited in activity (job dependent). Around 4 weeks, patients are back to doing everything they did before. It should be noted that you would need to wear a compression garment around your chest for the 4 weeks.

Published on Nov 08, 2018

Answered by Zenn Plastic Surgery (View Profile)

In my practice, patients spend one week at home doing very little. By the second week, they are back at work but still limited in activity (job dependent). Around 4 weeks, patients are back to doing everything they did before. It should be noted that you would need to wear a compression garment around your chest for the 4 weeks.

Published on Nov 08, 2018


Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

It really depends on if it is done with liposuction or actual cutting of the breast tissue. I would allow for two weeks for the latter and several days for the former.

Published on Oct 22, 2018

Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

It really depends on if it is done with liposuction or actual cutting of the breast tissue. I would allow for two weeks for the latter and several days for the former.

Published on Oct 22, 2018


Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D.

Following male breast reduction, there are typically drains to remove blood or fluid from the space that was previously occupied with breast tissue. The drainage usually subsides in 5 to 7 days, after which they are removed. Most patients can return to work or social activities in one week. Workouts and strenuous activities are limited for the three weeks. The postoperative period is typically minimally painful, if at all.

Published on Oct 18, 2018

Answered by Harry Glassman, M.D. (View Profile)

Following male breast reduction, there are typically drains to remove blood or fluid from the space that was previously occupied with breast tissue. The drainage usually subsides in 5 to 7 days, after which they are removed. Most patients can return to work or social activities in one week. Workouts and strenuous activities are limited for the three weeks. The postoperative period is typically minimally painful, if at all.

Published on Oct 18, 2018


Answered by Joseph M. Perlman, M.D.

2 weeks before resuming chest exercises

Published on Oct 18, 2018

Answered by Joseph M. Perlman, M.D. (View Profile)

2 weeks before resuming chest exercises

Published on Oct 18, 2018


Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

Recovery will vary from patient to patient and procedure to procedure. Typically, correction of gynecomastia will require a 4-6 week recovery. Patients should avoid exercise for approximately 1 month. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 6 weeks post-op.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Oct 18, 2018

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

Recovery will vary from patient to patient and procedure to procedure. Typically, correction of gynecomastia will require a 4-6 week recovery. Patients should avoid exercise for approximately 1 month. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 6 weeks post-op.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board-certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Oct 18, 2018

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