Necrotic areola after gynecomastia operation. Is that areola is necrotic ?! (photos)
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Necrotic areola after surgery for gynecomastia?
What to Expect Post Gynecomastia 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.
Need a check
Hard to say from the photos if it is bruising or necrosis.
An exam will help.
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Treatment for necrotic areola after gynecomastia.
Areolar necrosis is usually treated conservatively with creams. Once the necrosis demarcates, you may not need any further treatment. However if the areola necrosis is significant, you may need surgical revision. This may require areola reconstruction and or areolar tattooing.
Remember, it is very important that you follow up with your plastic surgeon now.
I hope this answers your questions regarding potentially necrotic areola after gynecomastia surgery. If you have any more questions regarding gynecomastia, please contact my office. Sincerely, Dr. Katzen.
Necrotic areola after gynecomastia
Dead or alive
If there is no evidence of infection then you need to give it time to settle. If they are necrotic at this stage there is nothing that could be done to save them and it would be a case of wait and see.
I would advise you to get them checked by your surgeon or a suitably qualified and experienced surgeon.
Gynecomastia post op
It is not necrotic
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