Gynecomastia can be a heavy cross to bear, leading to embarrassment, self-consciousness, and body issues. To recontour one’s chest to a more masculine appearance, surgeons can perform male breast reduction surgery. Because the body’s tissues are altered, the patient must undergo a period of male breast reduction recovery.

It’s not abnormal to experience swelling and bruising after your male breast reduction. In the months following your surgery, during your male breast reduction recovery, it’s best to avoid heavy sun exposure. Avoiding heavy sun will help make your bruise and swelling healing period as short and easy as possible.

Male breast reduction recovery can be free of complications, provided the patient pay close attention to their doctor’s post-surgical care instructions. To learn more about the procedure and recovery, contact us and arrange an appointment. Dr. Jason Lichten, a board-certified plastic surgeon, will answer all of your questions.