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3 weeks this coming monday
« on: November 09, 2006, 03:35:23 AM »
I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but i'm 2 weeks out from surgery and i still have puffiness in my nipples. Will they go down?

I see a change in the slope of my pecs but the puffiness is still there. The nipples are still tender, so I'm thinking its swelling...

anyone have the same issue?

I guess after having dealing with this for 15 years (I'm 31) I'm looking for some instant gratification, but i've seen pics where people 1 week out had totally flat nipples. the Doc said theyre coming along fine, and that they were flat after surgery...guess i'm just worried. Plus i hear the time frame for healing could be a month or more.

As I said, i'm sure this is a recurring topic, but I guess i'm here for reassurance from members here who have been through this. Thanks.

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Re: 3 weeks this coming monday
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2006, 07:45:04 AM »
pictures?

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Re: 3 weeks this coming monday
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2006, 10:32:06 AM »
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I'm sure this question has been asked many times, but i'm 2 weeks out from surgery and i still have puffiness in my nipples. Will they go down?
 
I see a change in the slope of my pecs but the puffiness is still there. The nipples are still tender, so I'm thinking its swelling...
 
anyone have the same issue?
 
I guess after having dealing with this for 15 years (I'm 31) I'm looking for some instant gratification, but i've seen pics where people 1 week out had totally flat nipples. the Doc said theyre coming along fine, and that they were flat after surgery...guess i'm just worried. Plus i hear the time frame for healing could be a month or more.

As I said, i'm sure this is a recurring topic, but I guess i'm here for reassurance from members here who have been through this. Thanks.
Posting Standardized Male Chest Photos can help others understand your concerns.

How tissues evolve after surgery depends on the problem treated, surgical technique, skill of the surgeon, after care, scar care, and how a patient heals.  I prefer my Dynamic Technique in which there is minimal bruising and swelling.  The biggest change happens on the operating table.  That is how I am able to post images the day after surgery.  However, further refinement happens over time as sculpted tissues evolves as they soften with scar care, compression, and healing.  As with any cut, tissues need to heal and soften.

You can see other examples of early resuts:

in this competition body builder here.

This one sided (unilateral) gynecomastia shows the swelling after surgery typical swelling after my gynecomastia surgery compaired to the side that had No Surgery

Here is another example of early healing after unilateral surgery typically seen with my techniques. 

Here is another example of typical minimal swelling and bruising in a 14 year old patient with more images images of tissue evolution and swelling here.

You can find many more examples on my website of primary gynecomastia tissue evoluation.

I perform many Revision Gynecomastia Male Chest Sculpture Operations on patients done by other doctors around the world. Each patient has told me how different their tissues were after my Dynamic Technique compaired to their previous surgery.  They all have commented how the swelling was much less, comfort better, and their expectation met, even at their first view of the tissues after surgery.  You can see typical tissue evolution after Revision Gynecomastia Surgery here.

However, even with these techniques, the tissue continue to evolve over time.  Here is another example of a patient revised after initial surgery done in Australia, early and 2 years after his operation.

This is real surgery and tissues do need to heal just like any other cut or injury.

Scars after surgery depend on the problem to be treated, surgical technique(s), complications, skill of your surgeon, after care, scar care, how you heal, and other factors.

The areola chest skin interface is a great place to hide a scar.  Check out the many before after pictures of this Areola / Nipple Gallery here, here, and here.  These results are typical for my sculpture of my patients.

How tissues move is important.  The human body is beautiful in animation.  That is why I show pictures of the chest with arms up, down, and with muscles tight / relaxed in addition to the results from multiple views.  Limited view demonstrations can pick the best angle to hide deformities and problems.  Such analysis of the results as well as how tissues evolve, the possible need for drains, comfort level after surgery, are important factors in picking your doctor.  It is like an artist selecting a paint brush.  The results are what matters, not with what tool they sculpt.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Learn More About Gynecomastia and Chest Sculpture

Re: 3 weeks this coming monday
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2006, 04:24:17 AM »
I'll have to put some pics up.

I was mainly wondering on the timeframe of swelling...and my PS told me today that around 6 weeks is when the swelling should pretty much subside..i guess its just all about being patient...

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DrBermant

Re: 3 weeks this coming monday
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2006, 07:44:01 PM »
I'll have to put some pics up.

I was mainly wondering on the timeframe of swelling...and my PS told me today that around 6 weeks is when the swelling should pretty much subside..i guess its just all about being patient...
Timeframe for swelling depends on the problem to be treated, surgical technique, skill of the surgeon, after care, and many other factors.  Examples posted above are swelling after surgery for my techniques with my patients.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Learn More About Gynecomastia and Chest Sculpture


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