3 months post gynecomastia surgery. I haven't really seen a difference (Photo)
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What to Expect Post Gynecomastia Surgery
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.
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.
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Healing After Gynecomastia Surgery
Thanks for the post. I echo the sentiments of my colleagues that with a single oblique post op photo it is difficult to give you accurate advice. That being said purely based on the photo you have provided one of 3 things can be occuring:
1) Resdidual breast tissue: Would need revision surgery
2) Scar tissue or swelling: Would not necessary need revision surgery
3) Redundant areola: No excess tissue but the areola does not have the tone to tighten. Would need areolar reduction.
I would not recommend performing any revisions until you are at least 6 months post op. At that time you can decide whether to stay with your surgeon or seek a second opinion.
3 months post gynecomastia surgery. I haven't really seen a difference
Difficult to assess with photo
have a puffy or redundant areola even if most or all
odntye breast tissue was removed. This may require an areola record reduction at a later date.
Results from gynecomastia surgery
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