Male Breast Reduction - Excess Skin Following Weight Loss

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After losing 10 stone over the course of 3 years...

After losing 10 stone over the course of 3 years by following a strict diet and exercise plan I was left with a lot of excess skin around different areas of my body and decided that the only way to get rid of it was surgery. It has been almost 6 months since I have an abdominoplasty (click here to read my review) and I was pleased with the results so have decided to repair the chest area. I have tried to fill out the skin by doing a lot of weight training but unfortunately the skin has sagged so far down that it is beyond saving through exercise. I am going in for the surgery today and will keep this review up to date as the progress from the surgery occurs over the coming weeks.

7 Days Post Op

That's a week past since the procedure was carried out and I've only today had the dressings removed from my chest and had a chance to see the results. I am very pleased with how it has all gone. My chest now has a nice shape and I can finally appreciate all the time and effort I've spent doing weights in the gym more. There is still bruising and the nipple area is sensitive without the dressings on but there has been little to no pain through the recovery so far which has been great. The nurse said there was swelling showing as well so that should disappear shortly. I've added a photo for a progress update and will update soon with any progress. The photo shows bruising, tape around the incision areas and also a lot of sticky marks from the dressings which are very stubborn to remove...

14 Days Post Op

I've had my check up and have been told to start massaging the incision areas with moisturiser to improve the healing and scars. I've also been advised to put surical micropore tape over the incision marks for up to 3 months to improve the look of the scarring. I'm very concerned about the size of the nipples however. I realise I'm still in the early stages of healing but I'm worried that they shall not reduce in size and I personally think the chest looks more unnatural now than when the excess skin cause the chest area to sag down. I called the nurse that dealt with my dressings and was advised to wait till 6-8 weeks post op then make my follow up meeting with the surgeon. Anyone been through this type of chest reduction who knows what improvements occur during the healing process?
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