Hi, I had gynecomastia surgery 2 months ago, with periareolar technique. Should the skin smooth out? (Photos)
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Gynecomastia surgery and healing
Skin puckering after surgery
It is normal to have some skin puckering after a procedure like this where the skin is tightened in a "purse string" closure. The surgeon is suturing a larger circle to a smaller circle, so the puckering is a geometry thing. The great news is that your body has the ability to heal the puckering. But it does take time. You will hopefully see a nice smoothing out of that tissue within a few more months. Patience is key here.
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Also, your incisions will go through a maturation #process following #Gynecomastia #surgery. 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.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.
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