Is male breast reduction surgery painful?
Your comfort and safety are always our first consideration. Male breast reduction surgery is usually very well tolerated; you may be slightly sore afterwards but this is usually well managed with over-the-counter painkillers, which we will provide for the first week. Most patients do not need more than a few days of painkillers.
How quickly will I recover from a male breast reduction?
Typically, you will return home the day of your surgery and you’ll be able to resume normal, everyday activities within a couple of days. There will be a certain amount of swelling and bruising, but this should subside after a few weeks. It is vital that patients wear a surgical compression garment to assist in the healing process. It is also important to undertake three to four MLD treatments from day 1-2 post surgery.
When will I see the results of my male breast reduction surgery and how long will they last?
You’ll be able to see the results immediately after your procedure, but these will continue to improve as the swelling fully subsides over the following weeks and months. The earliest time to properly assess your results is at three months, though improvements may be noticed up to a year.
When fat cells are removed through liposuction they are gone for good, but to maintain the results of your procedure, it is important to commit to a healthy diet and exercise routine. If gynecomastia is the result of using a particular medication, it is important to speak to your GP to see if an alternative can be suggested.
When can I return to the gym after a male breast reduction?
You should avoid any strenuous activity or exercise for two weeks and then gradually build up your activity so that you are back to your full range of normal activities six weeks post surgery.
What about post-op checks?
Mr Fazel will arrange to see you two weeks post surgery to remove youdressingsgs. All stitches are dissolvable so do not need removing. You will be reviewed again at six weeks and three months post surgery. In the interim period, if you have any concerns, please contact Mr Fazel’s team at Masculum and an appointment will be arranged straight away.