After the procedure, the patient should wear a chest compressor to minimize swelling. Surgeons may place a drain at the incision site to remove any excess fluid.
A doctor may also prescribe pain medication or require the patient to apply topical medication to the surgical site to reduce bruising and discomfort. Most patients can return to work in about a week, though strenuous activities and vigorous exercise should be avoided for several more weeks.
Surgeons will provide specific instructions for returning to normal activities.There may be minimal scarring after male breast surgery. Some patients reduce the appearance of scars with Vitamin E oil or silicone-based anti-scar gels or serums.