Fat deposit more on left chest post gynecomastia surgery. Do I need a revision? (Photo)
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Revision surgery gynecomastia
i would wait at about 3 to 6 months prior to the revision to allow most of the swelling and induration to subside.
Fat deposit more on left chest post gynecomastia surgery. Do I need a revision?
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.
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4 wks post gynecomastia surgery
Do I Need Revision Surgery?
Thank you for posting. You do have an asymmetry based on the photos you have posted. The issue is that at 4 weeks post op it is difficult to determine what the cause of the asymmetry is. It may be due to swelling, excess tissue, or scar tissue formation. If it is swelling then it will continue to go down as time passes. I would not recommend making any decisions on revision surgery until you are at least 6 months post surgery. This will be enough time to determine if and what the procedure should be.
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