Unilateral gynecomastia liposuction post recovery. Will it recover more or is it the final result? (photos)

It is one week since liposuction today surgeon has removed the all covering. Today it looks like as in photo. Will it recover more or it is final. Will it be uniform or not. When should I start gym.

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Unilateral gynecomastia liposuction post recovery. Will it recover more or is it the final result? (photos)

You will need to wait 6 months prior to seeing the final result after #gynecomastia surgery but in general if the entire tissue was removed you should not be experiencing recurrence. 

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The Final Results of Gynecomastia Surgery

Your incisions will go through a maturation process after #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.  In the future, any #indentations may be addressed with fat #grafting or #cosmetic #fillers if you are  deemed a good fit.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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1 week after gynecomastia surgery

1 week is way too early to determine final results. Asymmetry is normal at this point.  It may take 3 months or more for swelling to subside and skin to contract.  For now, wrap if you were instructed to do so and be patient.  Things get better from here.

Tim Neavin, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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