Gynecomastia surgery is becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. It can help you achieve the slimmer, more toned chest you’ve always wanted and improve self-confidence and body image issues associated with gynecomastia.

But what most people don’t know is the recovery process after such a surgical procedure. It’s not as bad as you’d think, but you must set aside time before returning to your daily routine!

At the Solomon Cosmetic Center, our recovery process following gynecomastia surgery is designed to ensure that our patients return to a healthy and active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Our team of experienced surgeons and recovery specialists is dedicated to providing the highest quality care throughout your journey with us.

From the start, we will ensure you understand what to expect during your surgery and recovery. Besides, we will discuss the potential risks associated with the procedure and answer any questions you may have. You can also count on us for personalized guidance at every step of your post-operative care.

In this blog post, we’ll dive deep into understanding the different stages of recovery from gynecomastia surgery. Ready? Let’s go!


Pain Management 

We recommend that our patients take pain medication as prescribed by Dr. George Solomon to minimize discomfort after gynecomastia surgery. Over-the-counter pain meds are usually sufficient for managing mild to moderate pain following surgery.

However, if you experience more severe pain, we may prescribe stronger medications such as opioids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Following the doctor’s instructions and not exceeding recommended doses when taking any medication is essential.


Swelling and Bruising 

It is usual for swelling and bruising to occur after any kind of surgery; however, this is a common gynecomastia surgery side effect due to its invasive nature.

While some swelling and bruising may last up to two weeks after your operation, most patients find it subsides within a week or two. To help reduce swelling and bruising, we advise our patients to wear a compression garment and use ice packs intermittently throughout the day for the first 48 hours.


Restrictions After Surgery 

Immediately following gynecomastia surgery, you must avoid certain activities and motions for optimal healing and results. This includes lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous physical activity for at least four weeks following your procedure.

Additionally, it is essential not to use hot tubs or saunas during this period to prevent infection or other complications. Depending on the size of your procedure and other factors, including age and health history, Dr. Solomon may recommend additional restrictions or precautions specific to you for optimal results.


Short-Term Results 

Gynecomastia surgery typically leads to short-term results once the healing process has finished; however, these results are not permanent! It will take several months before you can enjoy fully developed final results from your procedure; however, most patients report feeling much better immediately after their operation due to improved contouring of their chest area.

During this period, it is crucial not only to follow all post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Solomon but to continue with proper nutrition and exercise to maintain healthy body weight levels, as this will affect the final results of your procedure as well!


Gynecomastia Surgery: Results!

You can expect great results from gynecomastia surgery at The Solomon Cosmetic Center!

3-4 months post-surgery, you’ll notice an improvement in the size and shape of your chest area, with further enhancements continuing until six months post-operation date. Most patients see an emotional boost following their successful recovery from this delicate procedure, so don’t be surprised if you feel a physical and mental transformation following these results!


Contact Us for Gynecomastia Surgery Today!

At the Solomon Cosmetic Center, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service throughout each step of the gynecomastia treatment process – during or post-surgery care. So, don’t hesitate to contact us with any queries or concerns regarding this particular treatment journey!

In addition, Dr. Solomon is also renowned for the following male surgeries:

Book a consultation today for our surgeries for men.

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