3 weeks after gynocomastia surgery, mix feelings. (photos)
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Gynecomastia Surgery Results at 3 Weeks
I know that it is hard to be patient after surgery, but it is too soon to see your final result. Hopefully you are wearing a compression vest for 4 to 6 weeks, it is important to follow your surgeons instructions. Good luck
Thank you for your question. 3 weeks is really too soon to tell how the final results will look. I would contact your surgeon with any concerns that you may have. This procedure usually takes 3-6 months for the results to really show.
Recovery post gynaecomastia procedure
Thank you for your question and pictures.
Is still very early to judge the result but my feeling is that I agree with your surgeon that things are still settling and will take a while before you see the final result. Be patient, massage gently and give about three to six months for the result to come.
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Post Gynecomastia Surgery Healing and Expectations
It's still early in your healing. Following surgery, your 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.
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