I'm 3 weeks post gynecomastia surgery. Do I have a hematoma? (Photo)
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Assymetry or Swelling Post Op
Asymmetry during the healing process is not at all uncommon after any breast surgery. Also, your incisions will go through a maturation #process following #Gynecomastia #surgery. 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.
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.
Probably just needs more time
however it is most likely small and requires no treatment.
Most likely you need to really wait 3 months to allow more
swelling to resolve etc.
david berman md
Lump after gynecomastia surgery
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Small lump on one side after gynecomastia surgery
- I am glad things are otherwise healing well.
- The lump is likely to be from swelling or a very small hematoma.
- If there is any bruising or discoloration around it, it is probably a hematoma.
- I will usually aspirate these hematomas if possible.
- Please point it out to your surgeon to see if it needs treatment.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Gynecomastia and lump
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