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

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

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, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Hematoma delays recovery

Three After most breast liposuction procedures you can start exercise gradually ,but chest exercise four weeks post surgery.Due to the hematoma you may want to wait 5-6 weeks to start chest exercise.

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How soon back to exercise after gynecomastia repair (male breast reduction) ?

Generally patients can go back to exercise one month after having VASER liposuction. Having a hematoma sets you back a little bit. So you may be a week or so behind. You should be able to go back to exercise at about five weeks. However you need to discuss this with your doctor since he can see the amount of progress you've made in healing.

Andrew Kaczynski, MD (retired)
Sacramento Plastic Surgeon
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Hematoma after Gynecomastia repair (male breast reduction) and exercise activity restricitons and limitations

In a case such as this with a delayed hematoma, I am more inclined to adivsie you to refrain from exercise for 6 weeks after the surgery and only when your surgeon permits.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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After any surgery ask your surgeon for post operative instructions. The internet is not the forum to replace your doctor, calll your doctor and follow his/her advise

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
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