Deformed Chest After Male Breast Reduction?
- Asked by Tortuga4 in Atlanta, GA
- 4 years ago
I contacted the office and the doctor told me that it was scar tissue and that it should go away within 6 months-1 year. My chest looks kinda deformed because of the swelling/scar tissue? Will this go away? Sharp pains shoot through that area if I lift anything over 10 lbs.
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It is early in the healing phase, and from the pictures you show it looks like normal healing .Most of your symptoms should improve with in a few months. Remember It is important to have realistic expectations .
Lumpy and bumpy a few weeks after gynecomastia reduction
I recommend giving this some more time. You are still in the early healing phase and there are often areas that are firm and bumpy and tender. I recommend gentle massage to the area a couple of times a day. I ask my patients to withhold judgment until they are at least three months post operatively. I sure don't see anything worrisome on the photo you posted.
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Deformity after male breast surgery.
This is too early to make a judgement about your status after this or any other surgery. One of the big problems after gynecomastia surgery is that there is too much resection of breast tissue after this surgery and significant depressions occur below both breasts. This is hard to repair surgically. Hopefully what you are discussing does not represent this. Give it more time to heal up, however., before any judgement is made about where you are. Always let your Plastic Surgeon give you proper advice about this.
Good luck to you.
Frank Rieger M.D.
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Three Weeks-To Early To Judge
Your body will be going through a healing phase. Scar tissue is certanly present and requires time to resolve. The shape sometimes takes four to six weeks to see the outcome. The swellig needs to come down during this time frame. The sharp pains will resolve as well.
Web reference: http://www.gynecomastiaspecialist.com
Healing after Gynecomastia Surgery
Relax! Many patients experience issues similar to yours after surgery and these issues resolve completely with time. Folllow up with your plastic surgeon. Nothing further may be needed.
It is too early to say whehter or not the lumps will go away or the sensations you are experiencing will improve. In all likelihood they will.
It takes many weeks to get over any operation including gynecomastia.
The pain you are experiencing is a little much but the irregularities are common. With time, the pain and the contour issues will improve. I would not even consider any revisional surgery for a year and you probably won't need it. Hang in there.
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Deformities of the chest after male breast reduction surgery.
Unfortunately, deformities of the chest after male breast reduction surgery are not that uncommon. In our practice, we have seen many patients who have presented with such depressions and deformities after having received this surgery at other clinics. We been able to help these patients through the use of fat grafting techniques to this area. Patients appreciate the more toned look that the liposuction portion of the process will create and then subsequently the correction of the deformity with the fat grafting. This technique works extremely well, our patients should be aware that for very significant deformities more than one surgery may be necessary.
Lumps after male breast reduction may go away.
After gynecomastia surgery in Manhattan, we recommend lymphatic drainage massage to help create a smooth contour. This you can do now. For anything else, you need to wait 6 months. It is possible that you may need a revision then.
Give it at least 3-4 months after surgery to assess the results
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Your results are very normal and I would not at all use a strong word like deformed to describe your outcome. The lumps are extremely common and to be expected. The scar tissue is actively and normally forming at 3 1/2 weeks postoperatively.
Perform scar massage if permitted by your surgeon and give it at least 3-4 months before assessing the results of your surgery.
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