4 Weeks Gynecomastia Post Op - Still have breasts. How do I know if there's still breast tissue in there or not?
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What to Expect after Gynecomastia Surgery
The areas after Gynecomastia Surgery may feel “lumpy” or irregular, and should decreases with time. Often massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. Also, 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. It's possible that any indentations could be addressed with fat grafting or cosmetic filler(s) if eligible.
Typically, its best to wait at least one year following the initial surgery to consider a revision. It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with male breast #reduction. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery are suitable to perform your procedure. Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
Please be advised that each patient is unique and previous results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes. As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.
Early Post Operative Healing
Thanks for the post. Photos would be helpful to give more specific recommendations. That being said, at 4 weeks you are very early in the healing process and this is also when scar tissue can start to become prevalent. If the hard masses were there right after the surgery, it is likely residual breast tissue. If they only recently occurred, then it is likely scar tissue. I recommend you follow up with your plastic surgeon regarding this because if it is scar tissue, massage and other interventions can help with it.
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