Post liposuction - I did liposuction surgery 3 months ago. (photo)

hello i believe there is a good improvement but i still not feeling comfortable when i wear a shirt,i told my doctor to do lipo+gland but after the surgery he said u only needed liposuction without gland excision...i need a help do i still need more liposuction or should i do gland removal,iam bit confused

Doctor Answers 3

3 Months post liposuction of chest

Well, it is better to remove glands at the time of surgery along with liposuction for permanent removal of gyencomastia. I would suggest you to schedule an in-person check up with board certified plastic surgeon to determine the need of gland removal. However, it is advisable to wait for 1 year after any cosmetic surgery to think about revision. All the best.

India Plastic Surgeon
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3 Months After Liposuction for Gynecomastia

After your #Gynecomastia #surgery, the #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.

Typically, its best to wait at least one year following the initial surgery to consider a revision. Please be advised that each patient is unique and previous results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes. As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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You would need to be seen in person to determine what is appropriate for you.  Sometimes direct gland excision is necessary.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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