If you are a candidate to have liposuction only gynecomastia correction recovery is relatively quick. Following your procedure, a compression garment is advised for 2-6 weeks. Pain medication is generally used for one week. Normal non-strenuous activities can be started immediately. Strenuous activity should be avoided for two weeks. If you require surgical excision of gynecomastia a drain may be required for 7-10 days. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.