Author Topic: 2 weeks post op and developed a hard ball, like a lump... scar tissue?  (Read 3663 times)

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It's pretty hard and on both ends, but more on my right. Do I massage it? It's making me look like I have breasts again  :(

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It's pretty hard and on both ends, but more on my right. Do I massage it? It's making me look like I have breasts again  :(


I prefer to individualize the scar care for each of my patients. Timing, choice of garment(s), scar treatments are part of what we help each of our patients better understand as part of their surgical sculpture.  Choice of surgeon involves patient education, skill during surgery, and aftercare.  A wrong recommendation for aftercare can really make a mess of an operation.

I typically usea compression vest after gynecomastia surgery for many reasons explained on that link.  I use first stage compression, to protect tissues.  Second stage protection is for scars.  I also use  compression for my Tumescent Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty surgery.  Surgical technique is a major factor in Tummy Tucks.  Scars that heal under pressure typically do better than scars without pressure.

Scar Care Creams and Sheets come in many different forms.  Such issues are better discussed with your doctor who is familiar with the specifics of what was done.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
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