How Long Does the Recovery Take from Doing a Gyenocmastia Removal ?

taking in mind i already did a vaser surgery on for my gynocamstia however the gland is not completely gone , so how long will it take for me to go back to lifting weights if i do the gland removal surgery ( doctor said it's for free )

Doctor Answers (6)

Gynecomastia surgery requires a minimum of 2 weeks away from light exercise.

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Although the direct excision of remaining breast tissue is straight forward, there is a higher risk of developing a hematoma early after surgery than when liposuction is performed in isolation. For this reason, exercise is foolish before 2 weeks and in some cases a longer rest period is required.

For most younger patients, a small but important amount of tissue behind the nipple can not be removed with liposuction alone. I select from VASER, PAL and SmartLipo Triplex (multiple wavelength laser) liposuction for each of my male patients with gynecomastia. I also discuss the possibility of needing to excise tissue directly if the liposuction is unable to achieve optimal contours. Unfortunately, it is not possible to predict the need for excision with 100% accuracy before surgery so: if you desire the best possible outcome, do not mind a small and discreet scar along the areolar edge and want a single recovery from surgery - consider giving your surgeon the permission and consent to do whatever is needed to get the best results the first time around.

Dr. Mosher


Vancouver Plastic Surgeon
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Recovery time

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Dear patient, The recovery time is normally six weeks, but you should consult your surgeon for specific guidelines.

 

Teanoosh Zadeh, MD
Montreal Plastic Surgeon
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Recovery after Gynecomastia Surgery?

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Thank you for the question.

It is always best to check with your operating surgeon for specific guidelines. Generally, I think patients should wait at least 3 to 4 weeks before returning to strenuous exercise/lifting.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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