In general, patients can stand up and take short walks approximately after 6 – 8 hours post-op of your gynecomastia surgery.
You should rest for 2- 3 days after surgery. This is highly essential to speed up your healing process.
You should wear a compression garment for 5 weeks after surgery. This compression garment can be used for up to 6 weeks with the permission of the doctor.
You may return to your daily routine approximately a week post-op.
Also, you can do light exercises and walks, a week after surgery. You may resume doing heavy sports and lifting heavy objects after fully completing your recovery.
Since the healing process varies from patient to patient, contact one of our medical healthcare professionals for more information.
More details on post-op gynecomastia surgery
- Sports: During the first 2 weeks after surgery, you should avoid strenuous activities (all activities that increase blood pressure). You should avoid weight lifting and chest exercises for at least 4 weeks after surgery. Afterward, you may continue with the approval of your surgeon.
- Sexual Intercourse: After 4 weeks, you may resume your sexual activities.
- Alcohol and Smoking: Do not consume alcohol for 5 days while on medication after your gynecomastia surgery. It is very important to stop smoking at least 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after surgery. Because alcohol and smoking can increase possible surgical complications and delay wound healing.
- Driving: You may start to drive after 3 days when you stop taking prescribed medication.
Your nutrition intake habits are critical especially after your gynecomastia surgery as in any other plastic surgery. Weight gain or weight loss after surgery adversely affects the results of your medically successful plastic surgery.
After the surgery, it is very important to have a balanced diet in terms of vitamins, minerals, and protein. A balanced diet will help you to recover from fatigue and any other similar complaints that may occur after surgery in a short time.