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2 Weeks Post opp
« on: March 13, 2015, 07:25:03 PM »
I had gynecomastia surgery for excess tissue excision only no lipo. on Feb,25,2015 but the next day I developed Hematoma on my left side and had to get rushed to the hospital, I was on IV, Morphine and i forgot what else from around 10pm-12pm the next day (spent night at hospital). I had surgery on the 27th to remove hematoma from my chest. so its been 2 weeks since my gynecomastia surgery you could say. I have a few questions now!
1) my right side is bigger than my left looks kind of the same as it did before surgery the doctor removed seroma from it with a needle 40cc on Monday it got smaller but there is a huge hard lump rite below the nipple not behind but below could that be tissue?? the surgeon said it looks different because there was seroma behind it and that they both will heal the same! is that true i have attached pictures!

2) Should I be doing some sort of massage ? to break down the scar tissue?? my doctor didnt say anything about that!

3) I start work on Monday March,16th as a telus technician I have 1 month training so 1 week training in class, and 1 week ride along and then back to training and it goes on so my first day of ride along will be on Saturday. how heavy can i lift? what physical activities should I avoid??

4) If I develop seroma behind Nipple again and dont get it drained will my body just absorb it after a while? thats what I was told. because i dont have a follow up apppt until 1 month. will it mess up my results or anything? please get back to me with my answers thank you!! ::)

Linkback: https://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=30323.0

Re: 2 Weeks Post opp
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 03:35:42 PM »

damn man i have no idea...  im about same stage as you.. day 16 post today i believe. I had excision only on 2-27 .

ive havent had the incidentals you did, but i havent been seen by the doc yet , and i think i have seromas in both nipples or behind . . there still puffy and look like shit.

so i will hope for both of us...

Re: 2 Weeks Post opp
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2015, 12:05:05 PM »
These are very specific questions related to your hematoma and seroma, (when to resume certain activities, etc.) and they really need to be addressed with your surgeon.  Your photos are not helpful here because they show such a small area - full chest photos would be better.

Be sure to keep all of your scheduled appointments with your surgeon and follow his/her instructions.

Dr. Pope, MD
George H Pope, MD, FACS
Certified - American Board of Plastic Surgery
Orlando Plastic Surgery Center
Phone: 407-857-6261