Pain after gynecomastia liposuction. (photo)

I had unilateral gynecomastia (painful) liposuction three weeks ago and the pain is there, how much time required to recover from pain

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Pain and Recovery After Gynecomastia Surgery

As your body heals, you may notice random bursts of pain in your chest. This is usually a sign that the numbness is subsiding. 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.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Postop pain

Pain will usually go away after 1-2 weeks.  It's possible you had a small amount of bleeding of bruising, which is prolonging your pain.  It should be slowly improving; if so, then don't worry.  If it is getting worse then it could be a sign of an infection and you would need to visit your surgeon.

Allen M. Doezie, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 32 reviews

Gynecomastia surgry pain

Everyone tolerates and experiences pain differently.  Pain usually subsides by a week.  However, it is not unheard of for mild pain to last a few weeks with movement.  By 3 weeks, any more than mild pain should be evaluated by your doc. 

Tim Neavin, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Pain after liposuction

Pain can occur after liposuction, but usually after a week or so it usually improves. If you have concerns, best to talk to your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

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