I'm 7 weeks post severe gynecomastia surgery, and I'm unhappy with the results. What can I do? (Photo)
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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.
Be patient with an unsatisfactory results seven weeks after gynecomastia excision.
I'm 7 weeks post severe gynecomastia surgery, and I'm unhappy with the results. What can I do?
CONGRATS ON THE SURGERY
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.
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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
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