Most doctors will recommend that you avoid any heavy activities like lifting or those involving physical or mental stress in the week subsequent to the surgery and I was also told to wait at least 4-6 months before I hit the gym and workout on my chest. You will also be asked to wear a gynecomastia compression vest for a month to shape the chest and to block the skin from sagging.
The surgeon who performed my gynecomastia surgery placed two tubes at the sides of my two chests to drain excess liquid and it was removed by the end of the second day. The stitches he did on me were those types that would blend with my muscles and as such, I did not had to bother about taking them out later. Your surgeon might have a different approach and it would be best to talk with him on matters like the number of days you would need to stay off from work as well as the stitches.
Get as much rest as possible. Avoid stressing about work or even doing light exercises (such as walking). You’ll have plenty of time performing your routine activities when you’re fully recovered. Engage in a healthy diet. Drink sufficient amounts of water. It’s preferable to avoid smoking and drinking alcohol while you’re on the road to recovery. Trust me as someone who have gone through it and you will definitely see an improvement of your silhouette within days after your surgery. Gynecomastia surgery removes the excess fat and glandular tissues, and you don’t have to worry about them growing back.
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