Post Gyno Surgery Scarring.

I recently had Gyno surgery. On my left side it was pretty light, on the right it was big. Post Op under the bandages it was flat all over, now after 3.5 weeks on the right side it is dense, there is no fluid on either side and the swelling is completely down. The surgeon said it's scar tissue as she has to cut through such a big gland. It doesn't feel the same as the Gyno as it is a lot tougher. It seems to be increasing, how could I reduce the scarring ? And is this normal?

Doctor Answers 4

Speak with your surgeon

Ask your surgeon for options but it seem that you have significant scar tissue that may be amenable to deep tissue massage. 


DrBurnett#realself100

Post Gyno Surgery Scarring.

In the absence of photos it's difficult to assess your condition. 

Please follow up with your doctor as these issues require the attention of a plastic surgeon.

Ron Hazani, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills General Surgeon
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Scar Tissue After Gynecomastia Surgery

At 3 1/2 weeks post-op you are still very early in the healing process. It is normal to feel lumps and bumps and irregularities. Scar tissue development is normal and it can feel hard at first. It should soften over time. Massage can help breast up the scar tissue and wearing your compression vest or shirt is recommended as well. 

Post Gyno Surgery Scarring

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.

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.In the future, if you are concerned with scars, with your surgeon's approval you may be able to use scar management treatments such as Biocornuem,  Scar Guard, Scar Fade,  IPL Laser,  Yag Laser,   5fu/Kenalog for thick scars, or silicone sheeting.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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