I had surgery for gynocomastia one week ago..I had my staples removed yesterday on one side..the other is swollen because it had some infection in it (words of my surgeon) and I am on a medication to correct this, but I wanted to know is my areolar swollen and if so how do I help resolve the swelling. Or is it not swollend and I'm just stuck with puffy areolar glands?? Can someone please help me..also if it is just swelling is there a way I can tell by touching it?
Is Swelling of the Areolar Common After Gynocomastia Surgery?? (photo)
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Swelling normal after gynecomastia excision.
I don't see any problems with what I see in the photographs. I personally do not like closing incisions with Staples.
Is Swelling of the Areolar Common After Gynocomastia Surgery??
It is ONLY 1 week!!! Allow the area to heal over the next 3 months. You might consider massages or external ultrasound therapy.
Areolar swelling after a subcutaneous mastectomy.
If you are just one week out from your surgery then you swelling as a long way to go. I am not familiar with the incision that your surgeon used to perform your subcutaneous mastectomy. The most common approach is an infra-areolar semi-circular incision for the subcutaneous mastectomy combined with liposuction. In this case your surgeon will be in the best position to answer this question.
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