How long to wait till a Gynecomastia revision? Will prior surgery make it harder for my new surgeon? (Photo)
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When to Consider Gynecomastia Surgery Revision
The areas may after Gynecomastia Surgery may feel “lumpy” or irregular, and should decreases with time. Often massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. Also, 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. It's possible the indentations can be addressed with fat grafting or cosmetic filler(s) if eligible.
Typically, its best to wait at least one year following the initial surgery to consider a revision. It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with male breast #reduction. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery are suitable to perform your procedure. Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
Please be advised that 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. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.
Timing for gynecomastia surgery revision
If you are still not pleased with your results, you would have two options: return to your original surgeon and discuss possible revision with him. Oftentimes, surgeons will revise your operation at minimal cost -- but that is individual with your particular surgeon. Your other alternative is to seek another surgeon's opinion but be prepared to pay another full fee for the new surgeon.
Perhaps you could visit my website (below) which is devoted to revision gynecomastia surgery for further information.
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Revision for Male Breast Reduction Surgery
It can take 6 months to a year for all the swelling to resolve and the skin to contract into its final configuration. Be patient. You may or may not need a revision. Time will tell.
Wait a minimum of 6 months from the day of surgery.
To be certain, return to see your surgeon or see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.
I hope this helps.
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