Right side still very swollen. The surgeon was dr . Retson out of merriville indiana who is board certified plastic surgery with 28 years experience and is a hand surgery specialist. The left side of chest is not very swollen ,just sunk in badly. Gets worse when I flex the musle. I spoke to doctor about this and he told me I would have to get a fat transfer one visit another visit he said he could fix in office by numbing the area and cutting scar tissue away from skin? I'm very scared that I gave been cut up and messed up.
I had gynecomastia surgery performed on July 30th and my left side of my chest is sunk in badly. (photos)
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Post-Op Healing from Gynecomastia
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.
It is also normal to experience numbness around the areola and chest. As your body heals, you may notice random bursts of pain in your chest. This is usually a sign that the numbness is subsiding. 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. Given your feeling of sunken chest area there is likely still time to finish the healing process, but if you have questions or concerns it is good to visit your surgeon to have the healing process evaluated.
As with all operations, pain and discomfort varies greatly from patient to patient. Generally, one should expect that pain medication will be required for the first several days. Continuing discomfort can last varying amounts of time. Additional procedures that often enhance gynecomastia results are liposuction of the abdomen and flanks.
Sunken chest area
Just to second the other surgeons that you should wait until the inflammation(i.e. Swelling tenderness and red scars) subsides. Stick with it. Your surgeon appears to be committed to you and to a nice result. We all know it's tough to be patient but it will pay off in the end.
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I had gynecomastia surgery performed and my left side of my chest is sunk in badly.
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Thanks for the question. One of the most important aspects of gynecomastia excisional surgery is what tissue is left behind. It is very important to leave 1-2 cm of breast and fatty tissue behind the nipple-areolar complex to prevent the sunken-in appearance. I would wait three to six months before any secondary intervention to address any issues. The appearance of the left chest is the result of a skeletonized pectoralis major muscle which is why it looks worse with flexing the muscle.
I would wait months before doing a fat transfer or anything
also it looks like the lower half of your right areolar is black?
you should get a second opinion if you are not comfortable with what your surgeon suggested.good luckdavid berman md
I had gynecomastia surgery performed on July 30th and my left chest is sunken in badly
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