Male Breast Reduction Surgery – Aftercare and Recovery

Male Breast Reduction Surgery

Having enlarged breasts can bring embarrassment and distress to any man. The good news, however, is that it is possible to get rid of female-looking breasts. Male Breast Reduction surgery has gained popularity across the world. If you are considering this procedure then you should know about the aftercare and recovery so that you can prepare yourself for it.

Aftercare and Recovery

The details related to it are discussed prior to the surgery. Your plastic surgeon would discuss when you can resume work and other daily routine activities. Once the surgery is done, the caregiver will get a detailed set of instructions about the postoperative care that might include information about:

  • Signs of complications
  • Normal symptoms and changes you will experience
  • Drains, in case they have been placed

Right after the Male Breast Reduction Surgery

  • Usually, you will be bandaged, wear a compression garment.
  • The first three post-surgery days are critical for recovery. Make sure you take full rest at home, however not necessarily in bed – you can have meals in the living room, watch TV.
  • Movements of elbow and waist are acceptable; however, avoid vigorous shoulder movement during initial days. Generally, lateral arm movements are allowed, however, do not lift anything with your arms up vertically. There are several variables; discuss with your plastic surgeon.

Once the effect of anesthesia wears off, you might experience some pain. If the pain is long-lasting or extreme, contact your doctor. You will experience some swelling and redness post-surgery. Consult your plastic surgeon to find out if your swelling, redness and pain is normal or a problem.

Recovery Time Frame

When it comes to recovery from gynecomastia, it depends entirely on how severe your condition is and the type of procedure performed on you. The average patient is treated with a combination of breast gland tissue excision and liposuction. In this case, you can resume work after a week or ten days after the procedure. Male breast reduction surgery generally has a gentle recovery period.

To ensure you have a smooth recovery, adhere to the instructions given by the plastic surgeon. This would include the information related to wearing compression garments, intake of prescribed antibiotics, potential signs of complications, care of drains and the type and level of activity that is safe for you. It is important for candidates to understand that amount for recovery varies greatly among patients. Follow-up visits are critical as it will help the doctor keep a track of the healing and recovery.  It might take nearly three months to notice the visible results. Be patient.

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Author Name: Dr. Ajaya Kashyap

About Author: Dr. Ajaya Kashyap India’s only Tripple American Board certified surgeon performs state-of-the-art laser procedures, power assisted liposuction, short scar mastopexies, and the latest techniques in facial cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty, total lower body lifts and body contouring. He also is a leader in reconstructive and hand surgery.








Regain Your Self-Confidence With Gynecomastia Correction

Regain Your Self-Confidence With Gynecomastia Correction

Almost 60% of men will experience some form of gynecomastia, a condition that causes enlarged, female-like breasts, in their life. While this condition is common, men struggling with gynecomastia often find regular activities like swimming, sports, and changing in the gym locker room unthinkable. Men with gynecomastia commonly report having poor body image and a negative impact on their social life and it can have a devastating emotional impact when it does not resolve itself. For men that have thoroughly investigated the cause of their condition and have not been able to find a resolution, surgical treatment may be the right option. Surgical gynecomastia treatment corrects enlarged breasts in men for a tighter, more masculine chest.

Gynecomastia is the result of hormone imbalance which can have a variety of causes, including regular growing, genetics, obesity, taking steroids, various medications, and aging. In severe cases, the large breasts caused by gynecomastia are composed of firm glandular tissue. Unlike fat, this tissue is not responsive to diet and exercise, making it virtually impossible to improve without a male breast reduction. Similar physical symptoms can have different causes, so it is important to make sure that you have an accurate diagnosis from a medical doctor before pursuing treatment, surgical or non-surgical.  As an experienced surgeon, Dr. Kashyap will want to work with you to pinpoint the cause of the condition and ensure that it is not something that will resolve itself before moving forward with surgical treatment.

The type of gynecomastia correction procedure used depends on the extent of the correction needed. However, most patients require a combination of liposuction to remove excess fat and surgical excision to remove excess glandular tissue and skin. This combination provides a complete correction, resulting in a tight, sculpted chest. After this outpatient procedure, most patients can return to work in a week or less.

Whether you are in the beginning research stage of learning about gynecomastia, or you are ready to move forward with corrective surgery, if you are done living with the adverse effects of gynecomastia and are ready to regain your self-confidence, a one-on-one consultation with an expert is the next step. Dr. Ajaya Kashyap is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Delhi, India who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation.

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