How can I reduce swelling & remove scars from Liposuction? My nipples are hard & I feel like there is a stone inside it.(photo)
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Swelling and Scars 6 Weeks After Gynecomastia Surgery
Thank you for posting. The first thing I would say is to be patient. At six weeks you are very early in the healing phase and swelling is normal. As for the scars, they can take up to one year to reach their final state. They should gradually fade in color. The first 3 months the scars can look the most noticeable. If the scars are raised, then I would do massage to try and flatten them. Otherwise tincture of time should lead to their improvement.
Swelling, Scars & Nipple Concerns Following Surgery
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.
Time to recover
At six weeks, your results will be fairly close to final, but there are still changes.
The skin incisions will take the longest to mature.
Skin incisions can continue to change for as long as a year and, at times, even longer. Expect them to look much better at six months.
You may want to consider using silicone sheeting over your incisions to speed up the healing process.
We recommend the use of Safetac. You can order it online from Amazon.
Follow up with your plastic surgeon to have him or her address your concerns.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.
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