But I forgot to sleep with that vest on and after that night my chest went back to the exact way it used to be before but I have been wearing the vest everyday for like the past 6 days.
is this normal? I had gynecomastia surgery a week and a half ago and the first night my chest was completely flat.
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Swelling After Gynecomastia Surgery
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.
Additionally, your doctor may place tape or foam over the incisions, which can be removed on day 3 or 4, before your first post-op appointment.
If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.
Is this normal?
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Thanks for the question Tyree. Yes, this is normal. The first question is whether or not your gynecomastia (or lipomastia) was treated with liposuction alone or an excision with liposuction. The second treatment involves a surgical incision usually around the areola. Compression is very important immediately after the surgery. I will always wrap patients with a 6 inch Ace wrap immediately after the procedure to prevent the accumulation of fluid and blood within the pocket created by the surgery. With you not having this compression for the first 24 hrs, it is possible you have an accumulation of fluid or blood in the pocket. Your plastic surgeon should be able to assess this and drain it if present. If this is just the result of swelling, unfortunately only time will improve the swelling with the use of a garment 24/7.
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