Post Gynecomastia: what are the risks of scarring with areola and tissue correction surgery? (photo)
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Scars after Gynecomastia 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. 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.
Post gynecomastectomy skin removal
Generally, the circumareolar scars after gynecomastia surgery are O.K., but not great. You must be willing to accept the risk of thick scars and irregular areolas. The scars are permanent and tattooing probably will not be a great option, especially if the scars turn out darker than your skin.
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