I got gynecomastia surgery almost 3 weeks ago. One breast is very swollen with no nipple, is this normal? (photos)
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One Breast is very Swollen with No Nipple
Asymmetry during the healing process is not at all uncommon after any breast 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. The compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will #heal.
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.
However, in regards to lacking a #nipple, it would be best to inquire with your plastic surgeon as to the #technique used in the procedure.
I got gynecomastia surgery almost 3 weeks ago. One breast is very swollen with no nipple, is this normal?
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