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Supporting Doctors => Ask a Doctor => Topic started by: Shykid on June 22, 2019, 01:51:57 PM

Title: swelling
Post by: Shykid on June 22, 2019, 01:51:57 PM
when does swelling subside after lipo/extraction surgery for level 1(puffy nipples) gynecomastia? At what point do you know if it's scar tissue developing or swelling under the incision?
Title: Re: swelling
Post by: Dr. Elliot Jacobs on June 25, 2019, 12:14:27 PM
It is very difficult to reply to your question because there are so many variables:  the size of your gynecomastia, the type of surgery, the methods employed by your surgeon, the type/extent of the dressings, whether you have followed the post op recommendations of the surgeon, and how long it has been since surgery.

In general, swelling will occur -- and it changes almost daily so that each side may temporarily be different from the other side.  Swelling may last 6-8 weeks or even longer.

Best to speak to your surgeon, who knows exactly what was done and can provide the best answer for you.

Dr Jacobs
Title: Re: swelling
Post by: Dr. Schuster on July 15, 2019, 09:11:30 PM
It usually takes about three months for nearly all of the swelliing to resolve. During this time I generally instruct my patients to massage which helps to reduce scarring that can cause some thickening.