Chest still looks pointy after gynecomastia surgery. I don't see that much difference (Photo)

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When are Results Noticeable after a Male Breast Reduction

Following surgery, your incisions will go through a maturation process. For the first few months they will be red and possibly raised and/or firm. As the scar matures, after 6-12 months, it becomes soft, pale, flat, and much less noticeable. You may experience numbness, tingling, burning, “crawling”, or other peculiar sensations around the surgical area. This is a result of the healing of tiny fibers which are trapped in the incision site. These symptoms will disappear. Some people are prone to keloids, which is an abnormal scar that becomes prominent. If you or a blood relative has a tendency to keloid formation, please inform the doctor.

Bruising and #swelling are normal and usually increase slightly after the removal of any tape or foam. The bruising will decrease over 3-4 weeks, but may last as long as 6 weeks. The majority of the swelling will be gone within the first 3-4 weeks. However, it may take 6-9 weeks to disappear completely. 

Also, as you heal, the area may feel “lumpy” and irregular. This, too, decreases with time, and massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. The #compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will #heal. It can also assist in the retraction of the skin. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia result

Give it time.  Results take time to settle down.  Have patience and revisit the issue in another 4-6 months.

Gynecomastia

Thanks for the question, it looks like you had liposuction, if that is true I would wait 6 months before deciding if its worth adding a scar to reduce the excess gland. This additional procedure can be done in the office with some local anesthetic

Post-op gynecomastia

It looks like you just had surgery. You have to let it heal first before you can really say they look the same. Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Post op gynecomastia surgeyr

That depends...when was you surgery?  If it was less than 4 months ago, don't worry and be patient, because it is residual swelling.  Consult your surgeon and try to be positive!

Robert M. Tornambe, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Gyne result

When was your surgery? It appears from the "after" photo that is may have been fairly recent. If this is the case, be patient during the healing process. Even with mild cases of gynecomastia, the recovery can take months before you see the final result. 

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