Although breast surgeries are mostly done by women, men with unusually large breasts, known as gynecomastia, can also consider breast reduction. Here at our Miami male breast reduction practice, men can undergo the procedure to significantly reduce the size of their breasts. We also encourage them to maintain their new masculine look than to watch it gradually slip away through time and a wrong lifestyle.
Here are a couple of exercises fit for gynecomastia patients.
After surgery, it is advised to avoid overexerting yourself and only perform exercises that you can tolerate. Slow walking can easily be done for 15 to 30 minutes every day. Walk in a slow to moderate pace. This routine is the best exercise you can do during the first two weeks after surgery. Only limit yourself to 30 minutes of slow walking. However, you should stop if any pain is experienced.
Basic stretching and calisthenics
A couple of weeks after breast reduction, you may already be ready for a gentle workout routine that consists of basic calisthenics. Don’t push yourself too hard and make sure you perform these exercises slowly.
- Leg lifts. Do this by lying on your side with an arm resting straight on the floor and the other on the body. While keeping this position, slowly lift your top leg to about three to six inches up. Hold this position for 30 seconds. Repeat the routine on the other side of the body.
- Arm lifts. Hold light dumbbells, preferably weighing three to five pounds, on each hand. With your back straight, sit on the edge of your chair as you lift both of your hands so they are perpendicular to the body and parallel to the floor. Be steady for 30 seconds or as long as you are able to.
- Stretching. As long as you are comfortable, do gentle stretching. You may do lifting of the arms as high as you can above your head or bending over at your waist as far as you can go.
To know more about how you can stay fit after male breast reduction surgery, request an appointment with Dr. Serure by calling (305) 669-0184 or filling out this online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!