i had gynecomastia surgery a year ago, I noticed that my chest now become loose, is it normal? (photos)
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The Lasting Effects of Gynecomastia Surgery
The #recurrence of breast enlargement is uncommon following #gynecomastia surgery. However, it can occur. If this happens, you may require further surgery in the future.
The male breast is composed of glandular tissue and fatty tissue. An excess in either type of tissue can cause the chest to take on the look of gynecomastia. Gynecomastia can affect #men of all different body types. There are different types of #gynecomastia.
Several common factors can cause gynecomastia including excessive levels of #estrogen, natural #hormone changes, use of recreational drugs or alcohol, medications and their associated side effects, and, various health conditions. Also, there are different types of #gynecomastia.
Therefore, weight gain, steroid use,recreational drug use and have hormonal conditions can contribute to a return of gynecomastia regardless of previous surgical removal and treatments.
Each patient is unique and previous #results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes. As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic.
You may need revision
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I see what you mean about the loose skin, I would not recommend liposuction as that will likely cause the issue to worsen. I suggest returning to your operating physician to see what they recommend. You would have a couple of options, including a revision surgery that may produce additional scars but would fix the issue. Another, less invasive option would be to try to build up your chest muscles. Patients can sometimes fill the loose skin when their pec muscles increase in size. Good luck!
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