Body Building & Recovery
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Your timing is ideal
In the beginning, we recommend doing light, normal activity and taking it easy. Listen to your body. Don't do activities that cause pain in the immediate postoperative course during the first few weeks.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
Recovery After Gynecomastia Surgery
Thank you for posting. The fact that you are combining the surgeries is helpful in that you will only have one down time. That being said, there is no set amount of time that activity is restricted. If you were to ask 10 plastic surgeons, you may get 10 different answers as to how long they recommend their patients to be restricted from exercise. My recommendation is to ask your plastic surgeon and follow their instructions. The key is to watch your diet during your recovery.
Hope that helps,
Weightlifting after gynecomastia excision.
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