I'm 7 weeks post severe gynecomastia surgery, and I'm unhappy with the results. What can I do? (Photo)

I did a gynecomastia surgery in UK. My severe one stage surgery include reduce nipple size and lift it, gland excision, liposuction. I am unhappy with the primary result which shown in the photos. Now I am really confuse, Please advice me what to do !!!

Doctor Answers 4

Healings & Considering a Gynecomastia Revision Surgery

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.

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. Typically, its best to wait at least one year following the initial surgery to consider a revision. 

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 110 reviews

Be patient with an unsatisfactory results seven weeks after gynecomastia excision.

I can see why you're upset but there will be significant changes in the ensuing months after your surgery. Some sort revision may be in store but it's too early to be concerned about that now.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

I'm 7 weeks post severe gynecomastia surgery, and I'm unhappy with the results. What can I do?

Hi there,
HAd you compared the pre and post surgery phoyos, i believe there should be a good change
the small ulcers will heal in a months time and the wrinkes around the areola takes upto 6-8 months to even out
give yourself time and be in touch with your surgeon.

Karthik Ram, MRCS, DNB
India Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 54 reviews


The results are sub-optimal.
For now you need to let every thing heal and stabilize for 6 months. Then a re-evaluation and plan for better results and better execution of the surgery

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

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