3 weeks post op Gynecomastia surgery, right side still puffy? (photos)
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Assymetry After Gynecomastia Surgery
Asymmetry during the healing process is not at all uncommon after any breast surgery. Also, 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.
Nipple still puffy after gynecomastia.
It is way too early to determine if you will need revision surgery. For now, I would suggest continuing chest compression and minimizing activities which involve the pectoralis major muscle. I would follow up routinely with your plastic surgeon to have your questions answered.
Thank you for your question regarding gynecomastia surgery. If you have any questions regarding healing from male breast reduction surgery or gynecomastia surgery in general, please contact my office.
Sincerely, Dr. Katzen.
Asymmetric gynecomastia healing
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It is difficult to determine as swelling may last several months. Should this persist, I'd recommend booking a follow-up appointment with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your concerns.
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