It has been 7 years since I have undergone gynecomastia surgery. On reading some of the answers here, I understand that my surgeon has removed too much tissue. My sunken chest looks ugly. When I touch the area it feels hollow. Can I improve it by doing incline dumbbell fly and by taking a lot of protein? Please help.
Can I Rectify Sunken Chest After Gynecomastia with Incline Dumbbell Fly?
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Indentation after gynecomastia surgery
Thank you for the question.
It is not at all uncommon to have an indentation after gynecomastia surgery, especially if you had considerable volume removed. Correction of this can be achieved with fat transfer to the area. Consult with your plastic surgeon to further discuss these options.
Best of luck,
Glenn Vallecillos, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Correction of a Sunken Chest Deformity after Man Breast Surgery
Correcting Gynecomastia overcorrection
Improvement could be achieved via muscle growth with exercise. However, the use of fat grafting via injection is another alternative option.
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Correction of Gynecomastia Indentation
While strong Pec workouts are great, you would be unlikely to correct a contour deformity after glandular excision. In the past, the only way we could try to treat this was with dermis/fat grafting, where a piece of skin is taken from somewhere else on the body, and placed under the defect to build it up. This didn't ususally work terribly well.
Nowadays, with advances in our knowledge of fat physiology, we can effectively transplant your own fat along with stem cells to fill in these defects with much greater success. It would be important to have a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon!
Gynecomastia surgery overdone
It sounds like your surgeon took too much fat and breast tissue out. Even thin people have a layer of fat under their skin, and if the surgeon overdid it, the skin might be stuck right on the muscle layer. Bulking up the muscle will not help. If you are overweight, losing weight could help, as the fatty layer surrounding the indentation thins. However, it sounds like you'd be better off with fat injections to restore the layer of fat between your skin and muscle. I have usually seen this deformity when a general surgeon or pediatric surgeon (as opposed to a plastic surgeon) perfromed the surgery. They either do not understand or do not really care about the aesthetic aspect of this surgery.
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