Just had Gynecomastia surgery, have a couple of questions. (photos)
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Thanks for the post and photos. There are certain instruments that may be used to remove breast tissue from remote access sites. That being said, it is impossible for any surgeon in this forum to definitively say how your specific surgery was performed. I typically remove gland from a small incision at the lower border of the areola, but your surgeon may have a different technique. It is best that you ask your surgeon this question.
What happened in my gynaecomastia surgery?
Whilst removal of breast tissue in gynaecomastia is most frequently done with an incision around the areola, it is also possible to remove it through liposuction incisions using certain "graspers" in surgery.
I would suggest you discuss with your surgeon to find out what they did
For modest gynecomastia a periareolar incision generally is used when excision is necessary.
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About Your Gynecomastia Incisions
There are three types of surgical #treatment #options available that treat gynecomastia. 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.
It's best to inquire with your plastic surgeon as to what s/he did in the procedure to better understand your healing. This will also inform you as to why s/he made the incisions they did.
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