i had gynecomastia and a tummy tuck surgery 3 weeks ago, my doctor said he did liposuction, removed breast tissue and skin from around the nipples. yet i don't see much difference is that normal? or was the operation a flop? and i still have one breast larger than the other,the tummy tuck was acceptable i thought. what would you suggest and thanks in advance for your help
Little Difference After Gynecomastia Surgery - Is That Normal?
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Three weeks is too soon to judge results after cosmetic surgery. There is often swelling which will take months to resolve. During this time your results will improve gradually. After gynecomastia surgery, you must allow time fro the results to improve. From El Paso.
It is a coplex gynecomastia case
You case is not simple and time is of essence,you should wait longer to make a final decision,however it seems that you will need more glandular excision in the future.
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How fully has the gynecomastia surgery addressed the breast enlargement
There appears to be a significant difference in time between the pre-op photo available versus the immediate post-op ones. Nevertheless, there is a noticeable difference in appearance. Whether or not this will completely treat your gynecomastia is not entirely clear as it is too early yet. At 3 weeks you will still have considerable swelling which may 6 months or more to nearly totally resolve.
Therefore, I would presently discuss your concerns now with your plastic surgeon but wait at least 6 months to a year to determine whether additional surgery would be necessary.
Results after gynecomastia surgery
It can take up to six months or longer to see your final results after gynecomastia (male breast reduction); especially if liposuction was performed. The skin needs time to shrink and contract and also to allow for the swelling to resolve. You should wear a compressive garment for about four to six weeks right after surgery to help control the skin contour.
Be patient but check in with your plastic surgeon at regular intervals for follow up.
with liposuction you will have significant swelling. be patient. wear your compression garment. you will need to weight a good 3 months-6 months before analyzing your results. You likely still have swelling, and a lot of it will improve.
The preop photo appears to be a younger individual. In any case it is still early,however you may require a glandular excision .
Realistic Expectations Needed after Gynecomastectomy
I am unsure why you feel that there is little improvement in your condition following surgery. Looking at your before and after photos it appears that you have a very nice result for three weeks post-op. It would have been helpful if the photos had been taken from similar angles. I agree that your are likely to see further improvement in your results over the next few weeks.
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