3rd surgery done, still don't like my chest (Photo)
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Multiple chest surgeries
Results of Gynecomastia Surgery
BRUISING AND SWELLING: 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. The compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will heal.
NUMBNESS: It is normal to experience numbness around the areola and chest. As your body heals, you may notice random bursts of pain in your chest. This is usually a sign that the numbness is subsiding.
LUMPINESS: 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.
ACTIVITIES: If your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, wait until your work activity does not cause pain. Wait at least 4 weeks to begin aerobic exercise.
Now, when it comes to the healing process and final results there is one thing to say about all cosmetic surgery procedures:
As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.
Male breast reduction surgery gynecomastia revision post-operative VASER male breast liposuction
Thank you for your question and pictures regarding gynecomastia and VASER liposuction to the chest. You indicated your last surgery was on November 2015. Therefore, you are only three months after surgery. This is too early to determine your final results, especially with VASER. When the VASER is employed on the male breast, it may take up to six months to see the results. If the VASER is used to revise male breasts for gynecomastia, results may take even longer. I would stress conservative care and patience.
If, however, your breasts are the same in three months, I would suggest surgical revision. During your preoperative visit with your plastic surgeon, you need to stress your goals. If there is breast tissue left, this should be removed with VASER liposuction. If there is still glandular tissue, this may require VASER liposuction or direct surgical resection. If there is no breast tissue or fat left, that means the remaining chest is pectoralis muscle. I do not suggest resecting pectoralis muscle.
I hope this answers your question regarding male breast reduction and gynecomastia revision. If you have any questions regarding revision male breast reduction, please contact my office. Sincerely, Dr. Katzen.
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3rd surgery done, still don't like my chest
Your results at this time appear quite satisfactory. There will be further improvement over the next few months (For 6-12 months following the surgery). Please be patient.
All The Best !
I think you look fine and probably need to give it more time
wait a year before considering doing anything further. i suspect, by then, you will be quite pleased with your results.
kudos on your excellent abs!!!
david berman md