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Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #60 on: June 27, 2011, 09:41:17 PM »
I'll post some updated and better pictures very soon

Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #61 on: June 28, 2011, 03:00:45 AM »
Congrats on a fine job man... I'm jealous you got it done for free.

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #62 on: June 29, 2011, 10:43:33 PM »
around 30 days post op. I got some up close pictures of the nipples showing the scars and some side pictures showing the crater on the left side of my chest when I raise my arm above my head.









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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #63 on: June 30, 2011, 12:02:00 AM »
I can definitely see what you're talking about with the "crater" when you lift your arm.  Is the crater only visible when you lift your arms, or is it there while standing normally as well?  I wonder if doing doing some chest exercises after you're fully healed will build up muscle and fill that area out?  I'm relatively new to the board, and have just recently started researching gyne, so I'm not 100% how the healing process goes post surgery.  You're only 30 days out, my gut feeling is to that it will continue to improve with time.  Given the fact that you had this done with a relatively inexperienced surgeon, it looks pretty damn good to me so far.

I'm currently researching surgeons in my area for this surgery, and have found a few that claim to have good experience with gyne surgery.  I have consults set up with them through the end of the month, and I'm most likely getting the surgery in the fall.  Seeing your photos gives me a lot of hope that my surgery will go well.

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #64 on: June 30, 2011, 03:16:57 PM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone. Yes the crater is only really visible when I lift my arms above my head. I have noticed it to be getting a little better lately, so that's good.

I'm pretty happy with my results, thus far.


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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #65 on: June 30, 2011, 05:22:37 PM »
Thanks for the kind words everyone. Yes the crater is only really visible when I lift my arms above my head. I have noticed it to be getting a little better lately, so that's good.

I'm pretty happy with my results, thus far.



You have a good result. You should name the surgeon. She does a great job, inexperienced or not.

Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #66 on: June 30, 2011, 08:09:39 PM »
Minus the crater (which could work itself out with time I assume) it looks great.
Now build up a bit of muscle on the pecs and your chest will look great. (not that it doesn't look great now ;))

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #67 on: July 02, 2011, 02:11:47 AM »
I can definitely see what you're talking about with the "crater" when you lift your arm.  Is the crater only visible when you lift your arms, or is it there while standing normally as well?  I wonder if doing doing some chest exercises after you're fully healed will build up muscle and fill that area out?  I'm relatively new to the board, and have just recently started researching gyne, so I'm not 100% how the healing process goes post surgery.  You're only 30 days out, my gut feeling is to that it will continue to improve with time.  Given the fact that you had this done with a relatively inexperienced surgeon, it looks pretty damn good to me so far.

I'm currently researching surgeons in my area for this surgery, and have found a few that claim to have good experience with gyne surgery.  I have consults set up with them through the end of the month, and I'm most likely getting the surgery in the fall.  Seeing your photos gives me a lot of hope that my surgery will go well.


I'm not sure about adding muscle to the lower part of my chest. In theory, it would make sense. I'll definitely be working hard to tone my chest and body haha..

P90x here I come :)

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #68 on: July 21, 2011, 11:19:47 AM »
Around 7 weeks post ops. Still concerned about a lot of things. The indention on my left side, some puffyness, upper nipples puffyer than lower portion, scarring.. ext...

My friends really want to go to the beach, but I don't know if I'm willing, because if people say stuff, it would be devastating haha.


I guess I just have to be patient.
I know you guys think my results look good, but the pictures might not tell the whole story.
bleh....

I want to take my shirt off in front of people in hopes they see me as a normal out of shape dude(which would give me a lot of confidence in the surgery results), but then if I do, and my results look bad, it's going to hurt.

Also, being out of shape and very pale wont help the cause haha.


Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #69 on: July 21, 2011, 06:01:25 PM »
You're concerned with your scar? Can you post an updated picture of the scars?

I'm considering two different doctors. One does excision through the armpit the other through the nipple.
One on hand I'm worried about scarring on my nipple, the other hand I'm worried that excising through the armpit won't be as effective...

Blah- scar photo please?

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2011, 12:46:19 AM »
You're concerned with your scar? Can you post an updated picture of the scars?

I'm considering two different doctors. One does excision through the armpit the other through the nipple.
One on hand I'm worried about scarring on my nipple, the other hand I'm worried that excising through the armpit won't be as effective...

Blah- scar photo please?


the scars have been healing up nicely tbh, but they're still noticeable. I'm sure they'll be almost unnoticeable a few months from now.

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #71 on: June 11, 2012, 08:28:15 AM »


there's my 1 year mark picture. Results aren't perfect, but I'm pretty satisfied. I'm comfortable taking my shirt off in front of people and wearing normal t-shirts....

I still got that indent on my left chest when I raise my arm.

Overall satisfied my results and has made me a much more confident person.

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #72 on: June 11, 2012, 11:13:58 PM »
Did the puffiness on your nipples eventually go down and if so how long did it take? because im 5 months post op and still have puffy nipples!!!

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Re: Getting surgery with an inexperienced surgeon
« Reply #73 on: June 12, 2012, 04:41:10 AM »
I'd say the puffyness went down like 50-60% right after surgery and they have stayed that way.


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