So I had surgery on the 20th and I dont care what anyone says but this p/s of mine didn't get the glad out! My chest, (even though I'm still a bit swollen) looks just as bad as it ever has. Especially when I bend forward. I can’t see how this will tighten up any…as he stated in my 7-day follow-up. He also did a belt line lipo and said that rather than going in through the areola he opted to go in through my armpit and use a special cannula to remove the glad and the traditional style cannula for the fat. I asked him how he knew that he got the tissue out and he stated that he could "feel" it coming out with his fingers as he was performing the procedure. He went on to tell me that the cannula he used for the glad/tissue was this sharp tipped style that can be used to break apart the glad and than excised out with the cannula. Seriously?
If this turns out to be a bad outcome I have only myself to truly blame as I didn't do my due diligence. He made it sound so easy, and stated that I'd be pleased with the overall outcome (lipo and gyno). And considering my girlfriend and two other family members are patients/clients I got a good price for the surgery ($3k belt and chest lipo w/tissue excision, plus $1,500 for the anesthesiologist and surgery ctr.). Well that's all nice, but can I be any more displeased with the outcome???
Then I call Dr. B's office and the gal tells me that he will not do a revision until 6 months have passed. So what now, be depressed for six months? I'm down...really down. I wish I had came across Dr. B before I committed to this.
1 month after surgery is very early with some techniques.
Posting standardized after male chest surgery photographs (photos for revision gynecomastia evaluation)
is a good way of helping others understand your concerns. You will note that my standard views include those that will not look good if there is a problem. Flexing tissues tends to show residual tissue and adhesions. That is why they are part of this standard set, so you can evaluate both the original problem and what surgery accomplished.How tissues evolve after surgery
depends on the original problem, what was done, skill of your surgeon, after care, how you heal, and other factors.
Tissues do change over time. Swelling does evolve over time.
While some complications need immediate attention, tissue typically needs to heal and evolve before considering Revising Previous Gynecomastia Surgery
. Pushing a decision too soon can result in unnecessary surgery, compromised results, and increased failures. It is not six months, but until the tissues heal / soften as much as they are going to. The time varies from individual to individual.
Options for any one specific Revision Gynecomastia Surgery
is better determined by someone familiar with that individual problem as determined by evaluation and examination. Picking your surgeon is like picking an artist.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MDLearn More About Gynecomastia and Chest Sculpture