Just had male breast reduction a month ago, and I have kind of a dip. Is this normal? Will it go away? (Photo).
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Addressing Indentations After Gynecomastia Surgery
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.
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. It's possible the indentations can be addressed with cosmetic filler(s) if eligible.
Irregular dent after gynecomastia surgery
Things will change over the next 5 months.
It is possible you will need some more liposuction in the fuller areas, or even some fat grafting under the dent - and also possible that as swelling subsides, you have the result you want. Best wishes.