Will loose skin on chest tighten after gynecomastia surgery that was 7 months ago without surgery? (Photo)
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Loose Skin or Possible Swelling
There are some basic post-op treatments that are usually offered to help make sure that swelling and other healing difficulties are reduced. A compression garment is worn after surgery to assist in the retraction of the skin and to prevent swelling. Your doctor may also place tape or foam over the incisions, which can be removed on day 3 or 4, before your first post-op appointment.
Also, 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. The compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will heal. Since you have been after surgery for more months, and your skin and scars should be close to final settling, it may be a good idea to visit your surgeon to have the area examined and make sure that healing is taking place well. Good luck.
Will loose skin on chest tighten after gynecomastia surgery that was 7 months ago without surgery?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Beverly Hills, CA...........
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