Follow up: Will brief, accidental exposure to sun affect the end result for my gynecomastia incision scar? Pt. 2
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Your Healing Incisions and Exposure to Sun Light
It's likely that the sun exposure did not affect the healing or end-result of your surgery. If anything, the surgical site may be somewhat sensitive to the #sun light and may be irritated as a result. Following #Gynecomastia #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.
Sun after Gynecomastia Removal
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Follow up: Will brief, accidental exposure to sun affect the end result for my gynecomastia incision scar?
Still Shouldn't Have an effect
Thanks for the follow up. I still do not think you need to worry about any long-term effect on the scar from the sun exposure you recieved. That being said, there is always a risk in any surgery that incisions do not heal ideally, but in your specific case I do not believe the sun exposure you are describing will be a contributing factor to the final result of your scar.
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