Is it normal for my left side vest to be little saggy after 2 months and 10 days of gynecomastia surgery? (photo)
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Healing & Assymetry After Gynecomastia Surgery
Asymmetry during the healing process is not at all uncommon after any breast surgery.
Also, 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.
Asymmetry after gynecomastia surgery
Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery
Thanks for the post and the photos. The "saggy" skin that you are referring to is likely a result of weight fluctuations which may have decreased the ability of the skin to redrape or tighten after a surgery such as this.The issue is that when the skin is loose, tightening it comes with more scars which may not be an acceptable trade-off for some men.
I would recommend waiting at least 6 months before deciding whether any thing else need to be done.
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Loose skin can compromised result after gynecomastia treatment if the breast volume is substantial.
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