Just had gynecomastia surgery today. I'm home now, and wondering about hematoma- ie. How much of an emergency it is?
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Post-Op Healing from Gynecomastia
A collection of fluid under the skin occurs occasionally during the postoperative period. Aspiration of the fluid with a needle is frequently helpful. Secondary surgery is rarely necessary. Seroma or hematoma is always a risk from surgery, and if you find yourself concerned or uncomfortable be sure to visit your surgeon in person as soon as possible (if you can advance your appointment to ensure the healing process it would be a good idea).
Additionally, although the doctor will make every effort to give you a “perfect” result, the area of excess tissue removal may end up with a contour that is slightly too high or too low. You may feel the “edge” around the areolar dissection. Massage and time (4-6 months) usually eliminates or reduces this problem, if it occurs. So, make sure to attend your post-op appointment and make sure what will be best to care for your specific case. Good luck!
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