Gynecomastia surgery - 27 years old. Any suggestions? (photos)

I got the Gynecomastia surgery (liposuction + incision under areola) done three days back (Friday, Sept 23, around 10 AM IST). Today is Monday, Sept 26, 10 AM and I took the post-surgery photos posted here an hour back after shower. I am happy and it looks good to me. What to y'all think? Any tips/suggestions for the recovery period are welcome. TIA.

Doctor Answers 3

Healing after gyne surgery

It looks like you are healing great considering you are just a few days post-surgery! My recommendation is to follow your surgeons instructions diligently. If he/she recommended wearing a compression garment, be sure you are doing this as instructed. The garment is a key component of the healing process. If you work out, be sure you don't start back aggressively as this can cause swelling and put tension on the incisions. Again, defer to your surgeons recommendations. Looks like you are doing great so far!

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What to Expect Post Gynecomastia Surgery

Following #Gynecomastia #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.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia surgery - 27 years old. Any suggestions? (photos)

Based on the photos, you look like you are healing great.  Follow your surgeon's post op instructions including massaging and wearing a garment.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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