Can You Have Alcohol After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia Surgery

Can You Have Alcohol After Gynecomastia Surgery?

Gynecomastia is a common condition affecting millions of men worldwide. It involves the development of the breast gland and tissue due to a hormone imbalance in their adolescence. Since it concerns gland and tissue, surgery is the only answer to removing gynecomastia. Like with any procedure, patients often ask about the recovery and when to resume substances like alcohol after gynecomastia surgery.

We want to help you understand why people would undergo such a procedure and endure the restrictions with a complete overview of the recovery process after male breast reduction.

Why Do People Get Gynecomastia Surgery?

Breasts are a staple of feminine beauty. Thus, it can make them feel very self-conscious and awkward about themselves when they develop in men.

Many men suffering from gynecomastia also turn to diet and exercise to reduce their breasts because they mistake the condition for breast fat. When this has no effect, the breasts become a massive mental and emotional burden for them.

Gynecomastia prevents men from enjoying several activities like swimming and beach holidays. They also often do not wear well-fitting clothes. Male breast reduction becomes the only way they can feel comfortable in their bodies.

This desire for a flat, toned chest overcomes their worries about restrictions, and they go for the surgery. It is also worth noting that every post-op restriction is temporary.

Gynecomastia Surgery

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    Can you have alcohol after gynecomastia surgery?

    After surgery, your surgeon will instruct you to avoid alcohol and drugs until you completely recover. These substances can delay your recovery and compromise your results.

    The typical recovery timeline after male breast reduction includes:

    • Some swelling, bruising and discomfort for the first 24-48 hours.
    • Resuming your daily routine the day after surgery
    • Resuming your desk job after 3 days
    • Lifting weights and doing sudden movements after 2 weeks
    • Using a compression garment for 4 weeks (minimum)
    • All swelling, bruising and discomfort disappearing within a month
    • Resuming all physical activities after 6-8 weeks

    Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon in Delhi like Dr Rajat Gupta ensures a risk-free, comfortable recovery. With the advanced technology at RG Aesthetics, Dr Gupta performs minimally invasive, scar-free gynecomastia treatment, ensuring that you are entirely comfortable in your new body. The sophisticated techniques he uses also reduce how long you need to wait before indulging in alcohol and other such substances post-op.

    Dr. Rajat Gupta

    MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
    DNB (Plastic Surgery)

    Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 12 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.

    Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email:

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