Will indents heal on their own? I am big into working out. Will chest exercises help improve the indents? (Photo)
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Indentation Concern Following Gynocomastia Surgery
Will indents heal on their own?
There are several things you mentioned in your post that need to be addressed. First, you developed a fluid collection, or seroma, that needed to be drained. Second, you were not given a compression vest. Even in a perfectly executed surgery, these two factors could lead to scarring and scar contracture. At 7 weeks, your are relatively early on the healing curve.
The only thing that I would recommend is to increase the area that you are massaging. Based on the photo it appears that your indentation is not just isolated to the areola and nipple. It looks as if it extends towards the outer part of your chest. With massage and time, this may improve. I would not consider any other invasive procedures until your are at least 6 months out from surgery.
Hope that helps,
Give it some time
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Will indents heal on their own? I am big into working out. Will chest exercises help improve the indents?
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At 7 weeks, it is still early. I have seen these indentations smooth out over 6 months to a year. It does take a long time sometimes.
To be sure, return to see your surgeon or see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons for a complete evaluation.
I hope this helps.
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From the photos and your history, you may have a so called "donut deformity"
In short, a bit too much gland removed on the right.
Working out may help, but time(as the swelling receeds) MAY make things a but worse.
If this does occur, fat graftng in a (permanent) solution.
Best of luck
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