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Tampa Gynecomastia (Male Breast Reduction) Post Surgery

Returning to Work/School

Not every patient is the same, but some of the gynecomastia patients return to work as soon as one 1 to 2 days after surgery. Any stitches will be removed about 1 to 2 weeks after your procedure. Dr. Luria may advise you to not do any heavy lifting or exercise.


You should be up and around within a few hours of surgery. Dr. Luria encourages patients to begin walking around as soon as possible to help with the healing process. You will be swollen and bruised for a while after the surgery. Dr. Luria may require you to wear an elastic pressure garment for the first couple of weeks to help in the recovery process.

You may not be able to start physical activities for as long as one month after the surgery to avoid any contact with the chest area. To get the best results and speed up your recovery, make sure to diligently follow Dr. Luria’s instructions.


You can expect to feel some discomfort for the first couple of days after surgery. Dr. Luria can prescribe pain medication to help you deal with the pain.


Most of your swelling will subside within the first couple of weeks of the surgery. However, it may take as long as three months before you will see the final results of your surgery. The results barring injury or significant weight gain should be permanent. To maintain your results, you should avoid exposing your scars to the sun for around six months. If sun exposure is unavoidable, make sure to use sunblock.

If you have additional questions or would like to schedule a gynecomastia consultation, please e-mail us or call the office at 813-875-6376.

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2727 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Suite 500
Tampa, Florida 33607