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How much pain will I have after male breast reduction surgery? I need to go back to work as soon as possible, but i can't be on heavy-duty pain meds. Will the pain after male breast reduction surgery be manageable with aspirin or aleve (naproxen)? .

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Well tolerated

Although every patient has a different experience after surgery, most patients who undergo male breast reduction surgery tend to do very well from the discomfort standpoint.
Much, of course will depend on the patient's specific procedure as well as concerns such as pain threshold. The plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to more specific answers.

In brief: Well tolerated

Although every patient has a different experience after surgery, most patients who undergo male breast reduction surgery tend to do very well from the discomfort standpoint.
Much, of course will depend on the patient's specific procedure as well as concerns such as pain threshold. The plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to more specific answers.
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Pain

Pain after male breast reduction surgery depends on how much there is to reduce and what methods are needed to do the job.
The time needed off work, will depend on the type of work you are doing. Aspirin and Aleve (naproxen) can cause bleeding, so there are usually avoided around the time of surgery. There are too many variables in you question to answer specifically. It could be a few days or a few weeks depending on your circumstances. The best way to answer this type of specific question is to see a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with gynecomastia (male breast reduction) surgery. Thanks for the question. Drmele.Com.

In brief: Pain

Pain after male breast reduction surgery depends on how much there is to reduce and what methods are needed to do the job.
The time needed off work, will depend on the type of work you are doing. Aspirin and Aleve (naproxen) can cause bleeding, so there are usually avoided around the time of surgery. There are too many variables in you question to answer specifically. It could be a few days or a few weeks depending on your circumstances. The best way to answer this type of specific question is to see a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience with gynecomastia (male breast reduction) surgery. Thanks for the question. Drmele.Com.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: In

In many instances, surgeons prefer to hold off on Aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) for 10 days after surgery due to the potential increased risk of surgery.
Most patients do well and return to work with tolerable pain without medication within 5 days but this may vary according to an individual's pain tolerance, technique of removal, and use of a pain pump.

In brief: In

In many instances, surgeons prefer to hold off on Aspirin or Aleve (naproxen) for 10 days after surgery due to the potential increased risk of surgery.
Most patients do well and return to work with tolerable pain without medication within 5 days but this may vary according to an individual's pain tolerance, technique of removal, and use of a pain pump.
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Dr. Leonard Grossman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Post

Post operative pain depends on the extent of surgery and your tolerance.
Most of the time advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin should do the trick. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.

In brief: Post

Post operative pain depends on the extent of surgery and your tolerance.
Most of the time advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin should do the trick. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com.
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