I'm 26 years old I had gynecomastia from long time and it's bilatral I did gynecomastia surgery from 5 week ago but after the surgery my chest is asymmetrical(one breast bigger than the other).
Post Gynecomastia Surgery: Can an Asymmetrical Chest Improve by Itself?
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What is the degree of the asymmetry?
You should give it more time tose if there isa change ,and the degree of the asymmetry does mater.r.
I could be swelling or it could be a larger chest muscle than the other side especially if your dominate arm. Try and be patient.
Assymmetry post 6 months may require a revision
Asymmetry following gynecomastia surgery may be due to swelling, bleeding, scarring or residual tissue. If asymmetry persists after 6 months consider revision. If the asymmetry is small must weigh risk over resection.
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On balance it is likely that you have some residual asymmetry that you should bring to the attention of your surgeon. However you should wait for at least 4-6 months to allow all swelling to settle down before having any further correction.
Healing after gynecomastia surgery
It is important to give yourself enough time to heal after surgery. Sometime both sides do not heal at the same rate, so for now you should be patient. If the asymmetry persists after 3-4 months, you should approach your surgeon about a touch-up.
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I would recommend going back to your plastic surgeon for a revision. However, you may want to wait about 3-4 months for all of the swelling to resolve first.
Assymmetry following Gynecomastia Surgery
5 weeks is still quite early following gynecomastia surgery and swelling or asymmetry may resolve over the next few months. I would not suggest any revisionary surgery for at least 6 months following your original gynecomastia surgery. If there is still some asymmetry a revision could be considered, but give it time.
Asymmetry post gynocomastia surgery
It is possible that there is still some asymmetrical swelling 5 weeks after surgery. I would advise you to wait about 3 months from date of surgery. If there still is asymmetry, than you may need a revision. Minor asymmetry is not uncommon after this surgery, and even excellent surgeons have to do occasional revisions. It would likely be a small procedure, possibly done under local anesthesia.
Asymmetry following Gynecomastia Correction
Hello and thank you for the question.
There are several reasons as to why you may be experiencing asymmetry following gynecomastia surgery. Common explanations include swelling/inflammation, and under treatment of one side versus the other.
Early on in the post-operative period as in your particular case, asymmetry may be secondary to persistent swelling. Persistent swelling is common following gynecomastia surgery and can last several months. If you are generally concerned that the asymmetry is significant I would recommend you follow up with your surgeon for an evaluation.
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
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