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When Will You See Your Final Results after Male Breast Reduction?

Published on February 11, 2021 by
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From the moment you schedule your consultation for gynecomastia surgery, you start picturing what your final results will look like. Possibly imaging the new contours of your more masculine chest and how you will look different in your clothes.

Gynecomastia surgery results take time to develop.

Depending on how significant your gynecomastia is, you may find there is a very noticeable difference right from day one. But final results will still take time to develop. So, when do you see results after gynecomastia surgery?

The General Timeline


  • Directly After Surgery — You should notice that your chest seems flatter as soon as you are awake enough to take a look. You will need to wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and help contour the chest. 
  • The First Week After Surgery— Expect your chest to be sore, bruised and swollen. During the first week and possibly several weeks after you might see as much of a change as you expected. Give the swelling time to go down.
  • The First Three Months After Surgery — Swelling should steadily lessen during this time. You should notice more and more each day that your chest is becoming more masculine in appearance.
  • Six Months After Surgery — At this point, any residual swelling should be fairly minimal, and you should be able to gauge your final results. Your male breast reduction scars should be less obvious, as well.

Keep in mind that this timeline for male breast reduction results is general and will likely vary between individuals. However, it should give you a good idea of what to expect after gynecomastia surgery.

If you are interested in learning more about male breast reduction surgery, we’d love to speak with you. Call us at 512-229-1978 or reach out using our contact form.

When Will You See Your Final Results after Male Breast Reduction?
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When Will You See Your Final Results after Male Breast Reduction?
How soon are male breast reduction results visible? Dr. David Dellinger of Elysian Plastic Surgery in Austin, TX goes over the post-surgery timeline.
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