How Long is Recovery from Gynecomastia?

If you’ve been struggling with gynecomastia, a condition where men have excess breast tissue, then it’s likely that you’re self-conscious. You may even try diet and exercise only to find out it doesn’t work because the cause of this disorder can be hormonal imbalance leading up to swelling and growth within your chest area.

The good news is that a male breast reduction surgery called gynecomastia surgery can remove excess tissues and improve your self-confidence. But how long is recovery after gynecomastia surgery?

What is Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery removes excess glandular breast tissue in men. The ultimate goal of this procedure is not just about reducing the appearance or size but rather achieving a flatter, more masculine chest.

*Individual results may vary

How Long is Recovery from Gynecomastia?

After gynecomastia surgery, most patients are advised to take one or two days off work to rest. You are expected to wear a compression vest around the chest for two weeks because it helps reduce swelling while retaining new breast form and is easily hidden even under your shirt. 

You can resume your regular exercise routines after 1 week of downtime. 

What Should I Expect During Gynecomastia Surgery?

During your gynecomastia surgery, Dr. Vitolo, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will make an incision near each breast and use specialized lipo-surgical instruments to remove both glandular tissues as well as fatty tissue from around them, using external ultrasonic-assisted liposculpture (EUAL). 

This procedure results in minimal bruising compared with more invasive surgical techniques.

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What are the Benefits of Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia surgery can help you:

  • Get rid of excess tissues in your chest region
  • Give your chest a more masculine appearance
  • Reduce sensitivity in your nipples

Am I a Candidate for Gynecomastia Surgery?

If you’re a man who’s frustrated with the appearance of breast-like shapes on your chest, then gynecomastia surgery may be for you

A good candidate should be 16 years old and have the presence of firm breast tissue in one or both breasts. Once this breast tissue appears, it usually persists into adult life.

“Dr. Vitolo is excellent and experienced. I am extremely satisfied. I would recommend him to anyone. His staff is friendly and make you feel extremely comfortable. Great work!” *

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Take the Next Step

Want to learn more about gynecomastia surgerySchedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling 718-619-8869 to get more information or make an appointment at one of his 3 offices. 

During this difficult time of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, we have taken precautions to protect our patients and staff from danger. Dr. Vitolo is offering complimentary Virtual Consultations on your computer, smartphone, or tablet for all procedures. To request a consultation with Dr. Vitolo, call 718-619-8869.

Dr. Vitolo serves the greater New York Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

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