How Soon, Can I Go Back to Exercise After VASER for Gynecomastia?

I had VASER lipo almost 1 month ago for gynecomastia. I developed an hematoma at the 2nd wk, which was successfully aspirated with a syringe by my doc from my right side (20cc total). Otherwise no problem. I am a 45 y/o healthy and very active guy,.. how soon can I resume my exercise activities which include: Bicycling, elliptical trainer, weights. ??

Doctor Answers (6)

About 2-3 weeks or longer depending on the extent of your surgery

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Athletic activities usually have to wait until approximately 2 to 3 weeks or longer depending on the type of gynecomastia performed. You should ask your surgeon since they have specific information related to your situation and they may have different guidelines.


Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise after Gynecomastia surgery

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A compression vest should be worn for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery to control swelling and promote skin contraction. Formal exercise should not resume until 6 weeks after surgery. Due to the hematoma, you should start the clock over or get clearance from your surgeon. Good luck.

Miguel Delgado, Jr., MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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