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Tips For Successful Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery

Updated: 7 days ago

Are you considering Gynecomastia Surgery in Orlando? We find that this procedure is an easy way to overcome an embarrassing condition and that our patients often have amazing, long-lasting results. However, each person is unique in terms of the severity and presentation of gynecomastia and are all different in how they heal.

The good news is that gynecomastia surgery in Orlando isn’t as painful as you may think, and the major part of the recovery is typically fairly quick. When you come in for your gynecomastia surgery consultation, Dr. Azad will go over the entire procedure and recovery timeline with you.


That said, the following gynecomastia surgery post-op recommendations should not be overlooked:

  • Wear compression garments for Dr. Azad’s recommended amount of time.

  • Be sure to stay hydrated, but be conscientious about the amount of fluid you take in.

  • No strenuous activity for the first 2 weeks, and stay away from chest exercises for at least 4 weeks.

  • Make sure to maintain proper posture.

Most of your post-op healing will occur in the first 5 weeks after surgery, so it is very important to focus on your recovery after your gynecomastia surgery in Orlando. Most patients take a day or two off from work and normal daily activities. However, there should be no strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks and no upper body or chest workouts for at least 4 weeks unless otherwise instructed. Our colleague, Dr. Albright, plastic surgeon in San Antonio, recommends wearing a compression garment 24/7 except when showering during the first four weeks.


Just remember to be patient. We know it’s tempting to rock your new chest after having gynecomastia surgery, but patience is a virtue. You will enjoy your new chest for the rest of your life, so don't rush through your recovery process. Every patient is different and will have their own healing journey, and we will work with you to make sure you get the best results.


Having gynecomastia surgery means no more humiliation, embarrassment, or frustration. No more double shirts, big shirts, or sweaters. You’ll be able to go to the pool or beach and finally feel comfortable and confident taking your shirt off. Give us a call today to set up your consultation for gynecomastia surgery in our Orlando office.

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