I had Gynecomastia Corrective surgery about five weeks ago. The scar on my left side seems to be very thick in that it feels like there is a large amount of scar tissue underneath the place that the incision was. Also, they both seem to still be "puffy" instead of a contour. Is this something that goes away with time or is it permanent?
Mass Under Scar After Gynecomastia Corrective Surgery? (photo)
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Mass Under Scar After Gynecomastia Corrective Surgery
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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