BRUISING AND SWELLING: 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. The compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will heal.
NUMBNESS: It is normal to experience numbness around the areola and chest. As your body heals, you may notice random bursts of pain in your chest. This is usually a sign that the numbness is subsiding.
LUMPINESS: 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.
ACTIVITIES: If your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, wait until your work activity does not cause pain. Wait at least 4 weeks to begin aerobic exercise.
As with all operations, pain and discomfort varies greatly from patient to patient. Generally, one should expect that pain medication will be required for the first several days. Continuing discomfort can last varying amounts of time. In the end, if you have any questions at all about your healing or final results the best person to contact is your own surgeon in order to ensure that everything is progressing properly.
Excess skin after gynecomastia surgery
You appear to have lost an enormous amount of weight. Your skin envelope is entirely too large. You need to have a surgical procedure where all of that skin is removed and your nipples are replaced as a graft. Please click on the link here to see a portion of my webinar on gynecomastia surgery. I show a few patients who had all of their breast tissue AND SKIN removed. That is what you need.