Author Topic: 5 months post op - residual gland and revision?  (Read 99 times)

Offline James_226

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Hi, I posted in February at the six week stage asking views on my surgery and whether it looked like there was residual gland tissue. Due to swelling i was advised in my initial post that it was difficult to tell but I am now 5 months post op and would be grateful for views.

I had surgery for grade 2 gynecomastia (lipo and excision). My surgeon said he removed 500ml of fat overall and 30g of tissue from each side. It is an improvement (50%ish) but my chest still looks rounded and I feel like I've been left with grade 1 gyno.

I have attached pictures of my chest from pre-op, and 5 month.  Oddly I feel like the result has got worse from the 6 week stage and my puffy nipples have returned.

Grateful for views on whether my gyno is growing back or whether a better result could be achieved through revision surgery. Many thanks in advance.


Offline Dr. Cruise

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It does appear there is still glandular tissue remaining. The tissue can grow into the areolas, so for those patients who have puffy nipples, this must also be addressed during surgery to ensure an optimal result. Six months post-op is about the earliest timeframe to pursue a revision. I would recommend speaking with your surgeon about your concerns and hopefully, come up with a good solution. 

Best of luck,

Dr. Cruise
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