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how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)

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question for people who had the surgery :

how does your chest look when you raise your arms over your head?
anyone with 100% normal looking chest with arms raised ?
Ive never seen any post op photos of people with raised arms from the side

I had surgery 2.5 years ago, I have a slight indentation when I raise my arms over my head, looking from the side..

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Offline Jake

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Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 12:51:23 AM »
Most people don't worry about how their chest looks with their arms over their head.  You don't often walk around with your arms over your head anyway...do you?   ;)

Your indentation could just be some small cratering.  It must be very minor if you only noticed it with your arms raised.  Why does this worry you?
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Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2009, 10:10:13 AM »
Most people don't worry about how their chest looks with their arms over their head.  You don't often walk around with your arms over your head anyway...do you?   ;)

Your indentation could just be some small cratering.  It must be very minor if you only noticed it with your arms raised.  Why does this worry you?

That's pretty much what my own surgeon told me too. He said when a post-surgery person raises his arms directly in the air, there's a slight indentation look.

But who gives a crap!
Surgery completed. Mission accomplished!
2/6/09. Dr. Karidis, UK.

Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2009, 10:12:12 AM »
I fail to understand why when you raise arms it should look like crap or crater.  Sometimes I do raise my arms (not when I am walking), but why should you have cratering in those situations?  FWIW, I think Bermant claims his patients do not have cratering when lifting arms.

Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2009, 02:02:11 PM »

I had surgery 2.5 years ago, I have a slight indentation when I raise my arms over my head, looking from the side..

Wow, it never ceases to amaze me how some patients can pick a nice result apart.  I don't mean to be mean, but....re-read your statement above and think about how ridiculous that sounds.

Be happy that you have a good result.  All plastic surgery patients, whether gyne patients or otherwise, need to have realistic expectations.

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Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2009, 02:06:32 PM »
[quote author=Dr. Pope link=topic=17811.msg123531#msg123531 date=1243274531]

I had surgery 2.5 years ago, I have a slight indentation when I raise my arms over my head, looking from the side..

Wow, it never ceases to amaze me how some patients can pick a nice result apart.  I don't mean to be mean, but....re-read your statement above and think about how ridiculous that sounds.
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Lol, so true.

Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2009, 10:05:07 PM »
Dr. Pope I do find your harsh statements offensive, I dont understand what you find ridiculous about my comments?
You havent even seen my indentations and therefore can't trivialize it.
You say you don't want to sound mean but you do...I hope you dont act like this to your patients too when they worry about something...

The indentation has improved...Ive read that people have seen improvements 4-5 years after surgery, I wonder if the indentation will improve with my chest as well...right now it looks like too much fat has been removed.

Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2009, 10:19:02 PM »
Dr. Pope I do find your harsh statements offensive, I dont understand what you find ridiculous about my comments?
You havent even seen my indentations and therefore can't trivialize it.
You say you don't want to sound mean but you do...I hope you dont act like this to your patients too when they worry about something...

The indentation has improved...Ive read that people have seen improvements 4-5 years after surgery, I wonder if the indentation will improve with my chest as well...right now it looks like too much fat has been removed.


Gynebob, you phrased it very badly. It sounds utterly ridiculous.

Post some pictures if you want to get a more accurate response.

Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2009, 10:41:29 PM »
I don't get it, you mean my grammar is ridiculous? or is it ridiculous that I worry about indentations on my chest?

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Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2009, 10:53:51 PM »
Without visual evidence, the people who read this will immediately think that

A) Because you have indentations, you probably had surgery and most of the tissue was removed.

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B) You're whining about a small problem.

But without pictures, as Cellar said, you can't expect to get accurate responses from Doctors and viewers of this board.  My guess is, if you've made it two and a half years without worrying too much, it probably isn't a huge problem.  But if it is, I don't see why it would have taken so long to start worrying about it.

Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2009, 11:11:16 PM »
Dr. Pope I do find your harsh statements offensive, I dont understand what you find ridiculous about my comments?
You havent even seen my indentations and therefore can't trivialize it.
 


If you re-read your initial statement, you called it a  slight indentation that could only be seen with your arms held up...when viewed from the side.

To me that sounds trivial.  Once again, I tried to explain that many patients find fault with even a trivial problem after surgery.  If you're looking for absolute perfection, you're setting yourself up for disappointment.  That's what I was trying to say.





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Re: how does your chest look with arms over head? (after surgery)
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2009, 01:38:12 AM »
Just echoed EXACTLY what I was going to say ...

If your expecting 100% perfection, then sorry lads, its not happening ... it's gynecomastia 'CORRECTION' surgery, not 'PERFECTION'.


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