Is it ok to have that imbalance due to hard puffy thing in the chest 23 days after surgery? (Photo)
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Puffiness after gynecomastia surgery
3 Weeks Following Male Breast Reduction
Your #incisions will go through a maturation process after #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, #asymmetry during the healing process is not at all uncommon after any breast surgery due to the nature of each breast to heal differently from each other.
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.
Gynecomastia Surgery Healing
Thanks for the post and photos. This question comes up a lot. At 3 weeks you are very early in your healing and it is not unusual to have swelling and scar tissue formation. I recommend that you see your plastic surgeon because if it is scar tissue there are massage techniques that can help.
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Is it OK to have that imbalance due to hard puffy thing in the chest 23 days after surgery?
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