Hi! I had gynecomastia surgery/liposuction on my chest area 2 weeks ago. My doctor told me that i had no glandular tissue and gland excision was not needed. However, 2weeks post-op my upper chest looks quite good but my middle chest(areola area) has started to pop out. The chest looked quite good right after surgery but i am not satisfied with the sculpture i have at the time. So could this be swelling or is it just wrong tequinique used? And can i expect better results in the upcoming weeks?
Gynecomastia Liposuction Results, Unhappy; Should I Wait Longer For Final Results?
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Areolar Protrusion After Gynecomastia Liposuction Surgery
At just two weeks after surgery, it is way too early to pass final judgment about the final shape of your chest. You need to wait a full three months before you can make your final critique. Because there was no open glandular excision, the early appearance of areolar protrusion suggests that this may ultimately be needed. But any revision should not be done before three months after surgery.
Too Soon to Judge your results?
Thank you for your question.
At 2 weeks post op surgery, you cannot know what the final results will be so you should really wait (at least 4-6 months) until the swelling has decreased before deciding if revisionary surgery is necessary.
At two weeks it is way too early to tell if your result is satisfactory to you. There will be a lot of swelling that may last several months.
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It takes time for the swelling to settle down and for the scars to flatten and soften
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