Had gynecomastia surgery 10 days ago and my left areola looks great but my right one looks the same and I'm concerned.
Doctor Answers 3
Too Soon for Steroid Injection or Revision
I explained to all our patients that whenever we do bilateral surgery, one side is always going to bruise more, hurt more and swell more. That is likely the case for you as well. I think it would be a mistake to intervene with a steroid injection so early on. You need to wait at least three or four months to assess whether a steroid injection would help. Doing the injection too early could result in an overcorrection and leave you with a depression under that nipple and areola.
I hope this has been helpful to you.
Robert D. Wilcox, MD
Patience is the key at this time
10 Days Following Gynecomastia Surgery
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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