Incision under armpit still opened and oozing 3 weeks after gynacomastia surgery. Is there a way to help the healing process?
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Gynecomastia healing questions
Incision Still Opened and Oozing After 3 Weeks
Following 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.
Now, with the oozing that you mention there is a chance that something is wrong with the healing process and it would be best to visit your surgeon to have the area examined to make sure everything is okay or if there is an infection or other problem.
Oozing after gynecomastia surgery
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