Male breast reduction is a surgical procedure designed to correct the appearance of enlarged or overdeveloped breasts in men, a common condition referred to as gynecomastia.
What Happens After a Male Breast Reduction?
Following surgery, Dr. Wirth will provide you with specific aftercare guidelines. You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. To help reduce significant swelling, Dr. Wirth may ask you to wear a firm elastic garment across your chest for up to three weeks following surgery. He may also prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort that you may be feeling.
You should be on your feet and able to walk the day of surgery; however a full recovery will take up to three weeks. The vast majority of swelling should begin to subside within the first few weeks, and the final results of your breast reduction/gynecomastia surgery will be apparent within a couple of months. Most patients are able to return to work that same week depending on work type and resume most everyday activities. Strenuous activities such as exercise can be resumed after six weeks, ideally.