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Male Breast Reduction Recovery

Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that is attracting increasing interest among the male population. Like all surgery, it requires a specific recovery period. When considering such an operation, it is essential to understand this recovery phase to ensure the best possible results.


The post-operative period


Following male breast reduction surgery, it is common to notice swelling in the treated area. This is completely normal and an integral part of the healing process. It is caused by an accumulation of fluids and your body’s natural inflammatory response to the surgery. At The Ottawa Clinic, we understand the anxiety this can cause some patients. Rest assured : this swelling is only temporary, and will gradually disappear over the weeks following surgery.


The role of the compression vest


To control and minimize post-operative swelling, we recommend wearing a compression vest. This medical device, similar to a girdle, exerts constant pressure on the operated area, promoting fluid resorption and reducing swelling. Not only does it facilitate healing, it also helps to shape the new breast shape, ensuring even tissue distribution. Our experts recommend wearing this vest for several weeks after surgery to optimize aesthetic and functional results.


Recommendations for optimal healing


It’s important to remember that, despite the desire to return to normal life as soon as possible, certain activities should be avoided during the recovery phase. Heavy loads and strenuous activities put a strain on muscles and tissues, which can delay healing or even lead to complications. To ensure ideal healing and rapid recovery, it’s essential to follow your surgeon’s recommendations to the letter. Our surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic insist on the importance of this rest, and will provide you with precise indications on the duration and type of activities to avoid.


Medical follow-up at The Ottawa Clinic


After the operation, regular follow-up with your surgeon is essential to ensure that everything goes smoothly. These appointments allow you to quickly detect and treat any complications, assess the progress of your recovery and answer any questions or concerns you may have.


When you choose The Ottawa Clinic, you’re choosing a dedicated team who will guide you through every step of your recovery process to ensure optimal results.


If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact us.