How to Properly Recover from Gynecomastia

Let’s face it: when it comes to getting the best results from any type of surgery, recovery plays one of the biggest roles in the process. By getting ample rest and not causing any undue stress on your incision site, recovery will help to ensure that you get the best results possible in the smallest amount of time. If you are a male who is considering getting gynecomastia, or a male breast reduction surgery, read on to learn how to properly recover after surgery in order to get back to your normal self once again.

Spend a Few Days In Bed
GynecomastiaIf you have a tight work schedule that won’t allow you to take off more than a day or two, make sure that you use that day or two in order to stay in bed and relax all day. Not only will you be tired from the anesthesia on the day of surgery, but your body will also be extremely tired after undergoing an invasive surgical procedure. Plan on spending at least 1-3 days in bed with your head propped up.

Avoid Heavy Lifting
Yes, you may be the man of the house but leave the heavy lifting up to someone else for a week or two following your surgery. By lifting heavy things, especially above your head, you could cause your incision site to tear open or tissue to have a hard time properly healing. If you don’t have anyone who can do the heavy lifting for you, chances are that it can wait a few weeks until your body has had ample time to heal.

Wear a Compression Shirt
After your surgery, your surgeon will likely recommend that you wear a compression shirt or wrap around your chest. This is to help ensure that your incision site doesn’t come open and that everything stays in tact during recovery. Although it might not be the most comfortable thing to wear at first, it will save you down the road.

By following the above three tips, you can help to recover quickly and smoothly from your male breast reduction surgery. If you would like to learn more about gynecomastia or if you would like to schedule an appointment, contact our office today!