How to Recover After a Gynecomastia Surgery
- Posted on: Aug 30 2018
Being a woman with breasts is one thing and something that most women want, but being a man with breasts is something that’s typically not sought after. If you are a male who has excess breast tissue, then you may be suffering from a condition called gynecomastia. And, if you are a part of the bodybuilding community and take certain supplements, you may be more prone to developing it. Why exactly? A lot of bodybuilders take muscle enhancing supplements which have hormones in them; this influx of hormones can cause you to form more breast tissue. Luckily, with a gynecomastia surgery from Associated Plastic Surgeons, we can help you get rid of your breast tissue and start to look more masculine in the process. During this surgery, we will remove the breast tissue to give you back that tight chest.
If you are worried about the recovery process and when you can get back to the gym, we have a few tips for you. Let’s take a closer look.
The best way for you to get back to the gym ASAP is to rest right away. The more time you allow your body to heal after surgery, the more likely you will be to get back to the gym sooner rather than later. Plus, who doesn’t love an excuse to lay in bed and watch sports all day?
Ease Back Into Weight Training
As you already know, weight training can place a lot of strain on your chest, and while you’re healing from gynecomastia surgery, that’s the last thing you want. Even though you may want to head to the gym and start lifting weights, make sure that you wait to get the approval from Dr. Duboys at Associated Plastic Surgeons. If you start lifting too soon, it could cause your stitches to come open which may lead to an infection.
Go for Cardio
Even though you can’t start weight training again for several weeks or even up to a month in some instances, you can usually begin doing some light cardio after about two weeks which will help you stay sane.
Schedule a Consultation
Don’t worry, we will send you home with a detailed list of instructions on how to recover, but these tips will help you get back to the gym hopefully faster. To learn more about gynecomastia surgery and gynecomastia surgery recovery, schedule a consultation at our Huntington office today and call us at (631) 423-1000.