Gynecomastia Post-Op: Swelling/redness 6 days after surgery. Is this normal? (Photo)
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Swelling & Redness 6 Days after Gynecomastia Surgery
A collection of fluid under the skin occurs occasionally during the postoperative period. Aspiration of the fluid with a needle is frequently helpful. Secondary surgery is rarely necessary.
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. #Asymmetry during the healing process is not at all uncommon after any breast surgery due to the nature of each breast to heal differently from each other.
If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.
Redness After Gynecomastia Surgery
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