Hormonal imbalance is one of the factors that can cause abnormal growth in male breast tissues, which leaves some men with embarrassingly large breasts, a condition known as gynecomastia. However, the condition can be easily remedied with surgery. The procedure is known to be safe and effective, but how long is the recovery from a male breast reduction procedure.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction is a procedure that is performed on enlarged male breasts. It eliminates the excess fat and glandular tissue, so that the breasts appear more masculine. If the enlarged breasts are due primarily to glandular tissue then the extra tissue is simply cut away, but if there is also a large amount of fatty tissue, liposuction may be done as well.
How Long is the Recovery?
After surgery there will be some swelling and bruising, and this can last for up to 3 weeks. During this time patients are usually required to wear an elastic pressure garment to help get the swelling down quickly.
Strenuous exercises should be avoided for at least 3 weeks after surgery, but most men are able to resume work within 5-7 days. Full recovery can take up to 6 weeks, but patients should always adhere to the post-op instructions of their plastic surgeon, in order to gain the best results.