Lumps under my breast after gyno surgery. Any suggestions?

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Lumps Following 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.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia lumps

Hello,  thank you for sharing your doubts.  Hard spots,  lumps and dents can occur after gynecomastia correction surgery.   This will eventually get better over the course of a few weeks.  Massages directly to the area may help you.  Have a great day.

Derby Sang Caputo, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Lumps after gyno surgery

It is normal to feel some lumps early after surgery. Check in with your surgeon. I will usually recommend massage starting three weeks after surgery. 

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