How long is recovery from gynecomastia surgery?

How long is recovery from gynecomastia surgery?

Male breast enlargement (gynecomastia) is a common problem that makes men feels embarrassed and self-conscious. Fortunately, gynecomastia surgery is available, and many men are choosing to undergo surgery rather than suffer in silence. But how long is recovery from gynecomastia surgery.

Gynecomastia surgery

Gynecomastia surgery (male breast reduction surgery) may involve surgical excision, liposuction, or both; it really depends on the specific needs of the patient. Excision is recommended for patients that predominantly have excess breast tissue and skin; whereas liposuction is suggested for patients with breasts that contain mainly fat.

How long is recovery from gynecomastia surgery?

The length of recovery from gynecomastia surgery varies, depending on the type of surgery done. Healing after liposuction is generally shorter, as it takes approximately one week, but recovery after surgical excision may take 2-4 weeks.

Patients are generally able to go back to work 7-10 days after gynecomastia surgery, but this can be earlier depending on their type of work. However, heavy lifting should be avoided for at least 2 weeks.

What to expect during recovery

Recovery after gynecomastia surgery is generally straightforward and pain-free. Patients can expect to experience some tenderness, tightness, and swelling at the incision sites, but these symptoms usually resolve within a few days. Patients are usually able to go back to the gym after 2 weeks, as long as there are no complications.

Most patients are back to normal after about 6 weeks, and by that time the chest will look noticeably flatter, firmer, and more masculine (learn more).

Are you ready to get the contoured chest you desire?

If you are in the New York City, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island or New Jersey, NY areas, contact board certified plastic surgeon Robert Vitolo M.D. for a consultation.

You can reach Dr. Vitolo at, or by calling (718) 667-0890.

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid of Man Boobs?

What Is The Best Way To Get Rid of Man Boobs?

Although enlarged breasts in males, aka ‘man boobs’ isn’t a serious condition, some men find it very difficult to deal with. They are often embarrassed by the condition and have a poor body image, but fortunately the problem can be fixed. But what is the best way to get rid of man boobs.

What causes man boobs?

Man boobs typically occur as a consequence of hormonal changes that affect boys during puberty. These changes are linked to an imbalance in the hormones testosterone and estrogen, which causes the breast tissue to swell. The condition is known medically as gynecomastia, and while it often goes away on its own, it can persist into adulthood.

What is the best way to get rid of man boobs?

Gynecomastia surgery or male breast reduction surgery is the best way to get rid of man boobs. Male breast reduction surgery involves removing excess glandular tissue and fat that is responsible for the large size of the breasts. After surgery the breast will be noticeably flatter and firmer.

What happens during gynecomastia surgery?

The specific technique used to treat gynecomastia will vary depending on whether the patient has excess glandular tissue, fat, or both. The glandular tissue is excised from the breast, whereas liposuction is used to remove the excess fat.

Am I a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery?

If you have male boobs that you are struggling to deal with and you are in good health, you may be a good candidate for gynecomastia surgery.

Would you like to learn more about gynecomastia surgery for male boobs?

If you are in the Granite Bay, CA area, contact board certified plastic surgeon Rudy Coscia, MD for more information.

You can reach Dr. Coscia at, or by calling (916) 773-5559.

How Long aftermale breast reductiondoes it take for Nipple Swelling to go down and Return to Normal Size?

after gynecomastia

Nowadays, more men are choosing to undergo breast reduction to deal with the embarrassing problem of gynecomastia, or enlarged male breasts. Gynecomastia may be due to several factors including hormonal imbalances, and certain medications.  Breast reduction is a simple procedure, but there is some post-op swelling to deal with. How long after male breast reduction does it take for nipple swelling to go down and return to normal size?

Male breast reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure that may involve liposuction,direct excision, or a combination of both. If the enlarged male breasts are the result of too much fatty tissue, liposuction is done to remove the excess fat. However, if the problem is largely due to surplus glandular tissue then the surplus tissue is excised. Patients should be at a stable weight before considering breast reduction surgery.

How long does nipple swelling take to go down?
Bruising and swelling is normal after male breast reduction surgery, and the nipples may lookeven bigger after the stitches are removed. The bruising can take 3-4 weeks to resolve, but the swelling may take longer. A compression garment is usually worn after surgery to help minimize the swelling. Despite this, it can take up to 6 months before the swelling of the nipples goes down completely.

Clients in Santa Clara County can contact Illuminate Plastic Surgery, Palo Alto, CA, for more information on male breast reduction.

Call 650-433-8621 today to set up a consultation with Dr. David Boudreault. Dr. Boudreault will conduct a physical examination and discuss the procedures with you, and then determine which would be more suitable for your specific situation.

How to get rid of ‘man boobs’ and improve your chest

How to get rid of 'man boobs' and improve your chest

Some men have excess flab in the chest area that resembles female breasts, hence the nickname ‘man boobs.’ However, men with the condition are often self-conscious and embarrassed, and some become desperate to find out how to get rid of their ‘male boobs.’ However male breast reduction surgery makes it possible to shrink them to a more normal size.


Enlarged male breasts also known as clinical gynecomastia, is normally due to a hormonal imbalance. This imbalance between estrogen (female hormone) and testosterone usually has its onset during puberty. There are times when estrogen levels in adolescent boys far exceed testosterone levels. While this generally corrects itself naturally, if it persists, it can lead to the growth of breast tissue.

Breast Reduction surgery for Men

The increasing demand for male breast reduction surgery is an indication that men are feeling more confident about dealing with gynecomastia.

The technique used to treat gynecomastia depends on whether the condition is caused by excess fatty tissue, and/or glandular tissue. If there is excess glandular tissue then this is removed surgically. In cases where the breasts are made up of mostly fatty tissue, liposuction is used to break up and suction out the fat.

Male breast reduction surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, at a recognized surgical facility.


The typical recovery period is 7 to 9 days, but the swelling and bruising may linger after this time. It may take up to 6 weeks to see the final results.

For more information on how to get rid of ‘man boobs’, contact Dr. Sean Doherty at Boston Plastic Surgery Specialists. Please call 978-369-4499 to set up an appointment with Dr. Doherty, or contact him via the web at