You may go home the same day or stay overnight in hospital depending on the amount of fat and breast gland being removed.
Your breasts may be bruised and swollen but this will gradually fade. Any scars will also lessen over time.
You may be required to wear a supporting garment for up to six weeks to support your breasts and compress your chest.
Most patients will return to work, a week after their gynaecomastia surgery.
You should avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for up to six weeks after surgery and not drive until you feel comfortable wearing a seatbelt.
Gynaecomastia surgery is not usually available on the NHS. We treat many male patients with gynaecomastia so that they can enjoy a more masculine looking chest.