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General => Gynecomastia Talk => Topic started by: Vizia on January 15, 2005, 05:30:01 AM

Title: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 15, 2005, 05:30:01 AM
I'm sorry if this topic has been beaten to death, but since I'm getting my surgery in less than 3 hours from now I was wondering what the possibility of gaining fat in the chest is once operated on. Meaning, will my chest ever swell up and sag again (will gynecomastia reoccur?) years from now? Has there been any cases as such? Just curious (and scared).
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 15, 2005, 12:11:03 PM
Well, gentlemen, I just returned home from surgery and feel great physically. However, I'm a little nervous as far as 1) what the results will be (will I look the way I envisioned?) and 2) that people will figure out what I've done and ridicule me. I know the latter sounds absurd, but I was really hoping that people would just assume that I worked out, dieted, etc. to reach my newfound results.

Nonetheless, I will post pictures later in the week.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on January 15, 2005, 02:00:35 PM
i am 3 days post op.

in my case:

1.) i am also nervous with what the final results will be. but i have trust with my doctor so I dont have to worry right now. and i saw some significant changes with my body, but still somehow there is some and i assume that this is caused by swelling.

2.) well I dont care if people who ridicule me will be seeing me with better physical features (i hope!!!). I have my new-bought bench press here in our house and i will surely use it tone my upper body and hopefully prevent fat from developing again in the chest area. if i will see the people who ridicule me, and said a thing about my chest before pre-op, i will beat them to death.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 15, 2005, 02:52:59 PM
HaHa Good luck, man. What does your chest look like? Is there any sagging skin? I haven't taken off my gigantic maxi pad (that absorbs the drainage - I had tumescent liposuction) off yet to see.

Also, you better believe I'm going to tone myself up with a vengeance within the next couple of months. I'm going to do some weight resistance training as well as some muay thai cardio workouts. :D
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on January 15, 2005, 03:01:36 PM
Good luck too man.

no sagging skin. somehow looks normal now. i havent removed my maxi pads too but i think the drainage has stopped. i also have tumescent lipo. im very very excited for the final results and i hope it will turn excellent. i do always follow my PS advices cause i really really want to have a normal chest.

how about you? how does it look like? any sagging skins?
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 15, 2005, 03:11:42 PM
Well, I just got back from surgery about 4 hours ago so I don't know what my chest looks like really. From what I could tell in the operating room, it was pretty flat, at least compared to before. But I really wish I could see what it looks like now - in the mirror.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: jc71 on January 15, 2005, 04:58:40 PM
vizia, I think your original question is will it come back.  if gyne is caused by hormonal factors and your homones have not yet stabilized, then without a change in the original cause (hormones) yes there is a chance it will come back.  That's where the endo comes in.  Won't know for sure until you do blood work but if you're older 20 -25 plus, hormones should be good and less likely to return.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 16, 2005, 03:08:33 AM
Thanks, jc71, luckily I'm 27 years old, so hopefully no hormonal factors will come into play. The surgeon said that my gynecomastia was the result of 90% fat tissue and only 10% glandular tissue - which was unlike most of his other patients, so hopefully I can achieve good results. Time will tell. I'll keep you guys posted!  ;D
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 16, 2005, 12:33:50 PM
When I took a shower earlier, I noticed a little bit of loose skin, but I think it will eventually correct itself. It's nothing major anyway. I'm VERY pleased thus far with my results and it's only my day after.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 17, 2005, 02:50:04 AM
Today is my 3rd day post-op and I feel MUCH better. I felt like sh*t yesterday. I'm sure that I will feel better and better because already I feel 75% normal. Luckily I have off today because it's 'Martin Luther King Day', so I caught a break. I'm a physical education teacher, so going through the day wincing in pain as my students ran circles around me would be cumbersome.  :o
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 21, 2005, 10:01:24 AM
Almost a week and I don't know if I'm 100% satisfied yet because there's substantial swelling going on. I guess I'll know by the suggested 6 week mark. See you then if you're actually reading this thread.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 23, 2005, 10:15:40 AM
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Your probably getting swelling because your trying to do too much too soon.  You should have waited until summer vacation or one of the winter or spring breaks to get it done.


So the swelling would be reduced if I "slow down" is what you're saying? One side is worse than the other - that's what bothers me most. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: jc71 on January 23, 2005, 11:04:10 AM
slow down meaning have patience
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 23, 2005, 02:18:35 PM
Thanks a lot, guys, I genuinely appreciate your support. There's not too many people to talk to about this.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on January 23, 2005, 11:02:46 PM
@Vizia

how does it look right now? are there still some swelling? do you wear some kind of compression?
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 23, 2005, 11:58:33 PM
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@Vizia

how does it look right now? are there still some swelling? do you wear some kind of compression?


It looks as if I almost never had a surgery performed (at least on one side) because of swelling. The difference is that now my chest is hard rather than soft pre-op. Does anyone know what causes the chest to become hard? Is it the hardening of the fluid I was injected with? Or is it the hardening of some kind of tissue? I wear a compression garment day & night. My doctor said it's not really necessary but it's better if I do. My mini scars (the holes in which the tumescent liposuction was performed) are healing very nicely and rapidly - that's the good thing. Anyway, I'm going to take the advice of many on here and just be patient. Hopefully the swelling will subside and I'll have a flat chest.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on January 24, 2005, 02:28:43 AM
@Vizia

i though Im alone. my chest is also hard. i dont know what happened. just received my ultrasound therapy massage 3 days ago then the next day, my chest is hard. also there is a brusing part in my stomach. i hope by one month everything will be fine and will also have a flat chest (fingers crossed).  :)
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 24, 2005, 10:09:24 AM
Hang in there, sadgyneguy, I'm sure things will get better. Hopefully in a month or so some good (flatter chest) results can start to surface. If not, we can file a double team suit on our doctors!!!111 ;D
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: fleetwd on January 24, 2005, 10:35:06 AM
i'm about 3 months and 1 week post-op right now....the hard stuff is all scar tissue, it's trying to replace what used to be there.  don't worry, it'll go away in time.  it's too early to start massaging, but once you do it'll all go away.  you're fine :)
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 24, 2005, 12:06:19 PM
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i'm about 3 months and 1 week post-op right now....the hard stuff is all scar tissue, it's trying to replace what used to be there.  don't worry, it'll go away in time.  it's too early to start massaging, but once you do it'll all go away.  you're fine :)


fleetwd, I just messaged you the following:

"Hey, buddy, I was wondering if you can elaborate about the hardened scar tissue and how/when it will go away. Has it gone away for you? Please forgive me for being so inquisitive, but I just spent like half of my life savings on this operation, yet I still look like I have boobs. They're just hard now! lol"

I posted it in here in case anyone else has the same concerns or can possibly even provide some input.  
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on January 24, 2005, 03:04:59 PM
1week, 5days post op.

i always do massaging. even there is pain, i have to tolerate it, since i want a 100%satisfaction guaranteed results. my doctor didnt gave me any binder cause he said it will be fine with or without the binder. but im using my underworks body shaper nylon spandex top underwear to give it a good compression and planning to remove it by this afternoon. i even started doing light weightlifting of 20lbs barbell curl-ups but the side of my chest aches slightly.

btw, i just wanna share what i read from liposuction.com

http://www.liposuction.com/postopcare/overview.php

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Prolonged Compression Now Make Matters Worse

Now that tumescent technique has become the standard of care, the traditional post-liposuction techniques, established before the invention of the tumescent technique, may now contribute to delayed healing and prolonged swelling. With tumescent liposuction there is no need for prolonged high compression because there is no significant bleeding during surgery, and virtually no blood remains trapped beneath the skin. After tumescent liposuction, closing incisions with sutures will prevent drainage of residual blood-tinged anesthetic solution, and encourage swelling. In addition, the prolonged use of excessive compression after tumescent liposuction will compress the subcutaneous lymphatic capillaries and impair the lymphatic drainage system that is responsible for removing fluid from injured tissues. After tumescent liposuction, the goal is to maximize the rate of drainage of residual blood-tinged tumescent anesthetic solution.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 25, 2005, 10:46:12 AM
Man, now I don't know WHAT to do!!! lol
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on January 27, 2005, 01:30:11 AM
@Vizia

any news about the size of your chest?
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on January 27, 2005, 09:29:31 AM
Actually, there's no real swelling now, but I have these lumps (that resemble gyne) still. They've gone down SLIGHTLY since my last post.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on January 31, 2005, 09:52:11 AM
@Vizia

any news?
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on February 01, 2005, 09:50:01 AM
MUCH better, but obviously not 100%. I'd say that my left side is 70% better and my right side is 50% better. So I'm psyched for the summer!  ;D How about you, guys? Any progress?
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on February 01, 2005, 03:43:10 PM
mine has improved but not yet flat. it still protrudes but less obvious. im still waiting for the 1-1/2 month mark because doc said results will be good and swelling will be gone. but my chest is somehow hard and there are parts that are numb. i will post my pics in the 1-1/2 month mark. Good luck!!!  :)
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on February 13, 2005, 02:19:07 AM
I have great results in my right pec, but my left one is so stubborn! ugh I just reached my 1 month mark, so hopefully it will improve over time.  :D
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on February 13, 2005, 10:23:31 AM
one side is really flat? my nipples still do protrude but im thinking that it is just because of swelling. this is my first month mark too. and i hope by 1-1/2 month mark, everything will be fine, cause i will be returning to work after a long long long vacation. :)
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on February 14, 2005, 02:33:40 PM
Well, my right side is not completely flat, but it's close to what I want it to look like. On the other hand, while my left pec doesn't look as decent (there's swelling and soreness in both pecs, but more so in my left pec) as my right pec, it still is much better than pre-op. I too hope that I have significant results by my 6-week appointment. I know it's unlikely, but a gynecomastic can dream, can't he?  :P
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on February 14, 2005, 08:05:51 PM
good news for you man.

mine has improved but nipples do still protrude, im afraid if doctors didnt detect any glands, if i do have any.

maybe its too early to tell for me and maybe my expectation is too high that's why im not satisfied. i can't still wear shirts in public im afraid it will be obvious. can you post some of your pics? im dont know what to do or tell my doctor. im a little bit nervous. please someone encourage me. :(
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on February 15, 2005, 11:44:30 AM
I will post pics in my 6-week stage. Promise.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on February 16, 2005, 05:47:08 AM
thanks, im getting really discouraged.  :-[
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on February 20, 2005, 03:26:05 AM
Don't be discouraged, man. I'm sure you look fine (and will look better). If worse comes to worst, you can always have a minor "touch-up" operation... but that's if you're that dissatisfied. Thankfully, so far I'm pleased with my results and know it will get better because I still have minor swelling and loose skin on one side. I'm grateful that I can wear t-shirts finally that complement my python arms!  :P :D ;D ::) ???
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: Vizia on March 02, 2005, 03:31:26 AM
As promised, my post-op and 6-week mark pics:

http://profiles.yahoo.com/you_cannot_get_rid_of_me

My gyne was REALLY bad before as you can see and now it's mild-looking because I still have some swelling/lumpy tissue... but I think it will get better because so far it's been getting better and better. A week after my surgery my gyne was so bad that it looked almost WORSE than before (lol), so I'm satisfied with the results thus far. I'm just hoping the results get better faster 'cause I'm impatient.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: sadgyneguy on March 08, 2005, 02:10:53 AM
wow thats nice man and very good results.

i still do have breasts i dont know when will everything be fine. im really losing hope.
Title: Re: Quick Question, Folks
Post by: UKChap on March 08, 2005, 09:06:43 AM
Thanks to you two guys for keeping people like me updated on your progress.  It's appreciated.

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