Recovering After Gynecomastia Surgery : A Male Breast Reduction Treatment

July 13, 2017     

gynecomastia surgery

‘Gynecomastia’ – A common problem many men face these days. Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery has been a boon for most men. Although there is not much to do post recovery phase, the surgery does require some care. Gynecomastia is a sensitive issue, which is known to make most men uncomfortable. It is only natural to feel conscious if you or someone you may know is suffering from this problem.




In this blog, we will look into some aspects of the recovery phase, that can be applied to help heal faster post-surgery.

What should you do after the surgery?

A few changes in the daily routine and adding a few tips after the surgery can help with the healing process. One of the important aspects of the recovery phase involves wearing the compression garment for a few weeks. Your surgeon will guide you how to use the compression garment based on the kind of surgery you have undergone.


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A compression garment helps in reducing the swelling caused by the surgery. The longer it is worn, the more quickly you heal. Doctors recommend that it should not be removed until the second or third day after the surgery.  Patients can feel free to remove the compression garment while showering only temporarily.

Here are a few pointers to help post surgery:

  • After surgery, it is not advisable for the patient to operate a vehicle. They can either request a family member or a friend to drive them instead.

  • Taking proper rest helps the healing process.

  • Following a nutritious and balanced diet is very necessary, to ensure the body is being provided with sufficient nutrition to speed up the healing. Adding raw fruits and drinking a lot of fluids is good for the body.

  • Limited activities which don’t strain the body can help regain movement, but it is better to not strain the body too much after the surgery.

  • Pain medications are only to be taken, as suggested by the doctor.

  • Consuming alcoholic beverages causes water retention, so it is best not to drink any alcohol till 3-4 weeks after the surgery.

  • Smoking delays the healing process and causes more problems than it fixes. It is best to avoid smoking after surgery.


  • Walking helps reduce the swelling and lowers the chance of any blood clots from forming.

  • Driving isn’t advisable until you are no longer taking any pain medications.

  • Driving is advised only if there is a full range of motion in the arms after the surgery.

  • Lifting heavy weights for 4-6 weeks isn’t advisable at all.

  • Only return to work when you feel well and comfortable or after consulting a doctor before returning to work is the best option.

  • Also avoiding any job or sport, which risks a blow or can cause pain for at least four weeks.

  • Avoid any private activity at least for 1-2 weeks and any activity, which may be strenuous for the body for 3-4 weeks.

  • All social events can be resumed after two weeks.

What To Expect

  • Minimal to moderate postoperative pain (depending on how extensive the procedure is).

  • Many patients experience temporary swelling, soreness, burning sensation and bruising after the surgery.

  • Swelling and bruising disappear in 3-6 months of time.

  • Temporary sensation or numbness in the chest may last up to a year.

  • All normal activities are resumed after 4-6 weeks post surgery.


Final results after the surgery only start to appear after 3 or more months of time. The patient can see visible changes in the chest such as a flatter, firmer and more masculine chest contour as desired. Healing is a slow process and differs with every patient. A little patience can go a long way.

Follow-Up Care

  • Drainage tubes are removed by the doctor when the fluid is less than 30 ml for 1-2 days (this will vary by the surgeon)

  • External sutures are removed with the help of a doctor 1 or 2 weeks post surgery.

  • Proper rest after surgery and avoiding any strenuous activity helps the healing process.

With the most efficient solution in addressing many men’s problems – Gynecomastia Surgery in Hyderabad has been quite successful in putting an end to this issue once and for all.


About CosmoSure Clinic

‘CosmoSure’ is a renowned a cosmetic surgery clinic in Hyderabad, which is considered to be the meeting point for science & art. Established in the year 2015, CosmoSure, cosmetic surgery clinic has been one of the most preferred cosmetic clinics in Hyderabad. All the procedures at Cosmosure clinic are a blend of a skilled & artistic touch. Our specialists are trained with in-depth knowledge of aesthetic science and symmetry to help individuals to improve their skin health.