Swelling in both sides 10 weeks after surgery. What's causing it? (Photo)
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Swelling 10 weeks After Surgery
Seroma which is a collection of fluid under the skin, occasionally occurs during the postoperative period. Aspiration of the fluid with a needle is frequently helpful. Secondary surgery is rarely necessary.
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.
Gynecomastia surgery 10 weeks ago
Swelling after gynecomastia surgery can fluctuate for 4-6 months
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It is difficult to make any assessments or provide any recommendations without an evaluation. I recommend contacting your doctor, and see how they would like to proceed. It may just be swelling, or possibly a localized fluid collection. Best of luck!
Swelling after 10 weeks
Swelling in both sides 10 weeks after surgery. What's causing it?
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