Does this look like a hematoma? Just had gynecomastia surgery (thru armpit) and lipo of abdomen and flanks. (Photo)
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Seroma, Hematoma and Swelling
A collection of fluid under the skin occurs occasionally during the postoperative period. Aspiration of the fluid with a needle is frequently helpful. Secondary surgery is rarely necessary.
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.
Bruising is normal after gynecomastia surgery.
Bruising is normal, particularly at the edge of foam or gauze pads. Reposition them daily, but keep compression on and activities low as your surgeon has recommended. If you note any unilateral or localized swelling not present on the opposite side, see your surgeon sooner than 10 days. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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Bruising is normal after your surgery and that is all I see. Since I can't examine you, I would recommend you call your surgeon today and stop by for a quick check to put your mind at ease. The straight line bruising might have collect on the edge of a foam dressing. Great answer below, too. All the best, Dr. Joe
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