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Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« on: June 21, 2010, 10:44:00 AM »
Hi guys,
            i had liposuction and tissue removal 11 days ago with Transform in London. I have just been to see my PS and he says that i have a large hematoma on BOTH sides of my chest. He says the hematomas are spread across the entire region of my chest and not in a small region, therefore he says he can’t drain it. I'm not bothered about having to wait longer to see the results or the pain/discomfort, I’m just worried about the scar tissue that will form after my body absorbs the hematomas and knowing my luck, ruin my surgery. It feels really weird when i flex my chest muscle, as I can feel lumps inside my chest. Since the hematomas are all over my chest, I’m guessing there will be a lot of scar tissue. I feel absolutely cursed. Is there anything i can do to minimise the scar tissue forming? Should i massage the hematoma areas?

Thanks.


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Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2010, 11:42:28 PM »
not 100% sure, but I think your body will absorb the scar tissue over the course of a few months.

Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2010, 08:21:31 AM »
I've just been back to see my PS, as the regions where i have the hematomas have started to become painful the last few days. He said the hematomas are starting to break down. He also said there was a lot of fluid being deposited between my armpit and nipple because of the hematomas breaking down. Again, he said it did not need to be drained and it would take care of itself. He suggested that i do some swimming or other exercises that will help break down the hematomas in my chest. He also insisted that i massage the affected areas, but he said it would take at least 6 weeks for the hematomas to disappear. Sooo annoyed !!!

Thanks.

Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2010, 10:45:18 PM »
IF the hematomas are starting to liquefy, it might be worthwhile for the PS to attempt to aspirate some of it with a needle and syringe.  Don't worry, it won't hurt because the skin is numb.  Besides, no harm in trying!

It is far better to get out any blood rather than let it remain under the skin -- it will turn to scar tissue and may affect the ultimate result of your operation.

Dr Jacobs
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Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2010, 03:21:18 PM »
Thanks for your reply Dr. Jacobs, much appreciated.

I have read on numerous posts on this website that the hematoma should be drained due to the formation of scar tissue. I told my PS my concerns and what i had read on this forum, but he wasn't interested and was adamant that the hematomas should be left alone. I can't get my GP to drain them, as he knows my mum and i haven't told anyone about my surgery, so i'm a little stuck.

I think there is a lack of speciality in London (UK) for gyno surgery. If i could go back 4 years, when i had my first surgery, i think i would go to the US for 2-3 weeks and get the surgery done there. At least in the US i would be operated on by a gyno 'specialist' and i would have some peace of mind. This is my 3rd surgery and i have a feeling this one is going to turn out to be a disaster as well, because of these hematomas. Maybe i'm wrong about the lack of good gyno surgeons in London, but i have not had much luck with Transform Medical group.

Thanks.

Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010, 04:09:18 PM »
I think there is a lack of speciality in London (UK) for gyno surgery. If i could go back 4 years, when i had my first surgery, i think i would go to the US for 2-3 weeks and get the surgery done there. At least in the US i would be operated on by a gyno 'specialist' and i would have some peace of mind.

Yes, the U.S. has one of the finest health care systems in the world, with many great doctors.  Unfortunately, that will likely come to an end.  Obama and his liberal associates forced socialized medicine upon the U.S. about 3 months ago, and the overall quality of health care in the U.S. will now suffer greatly.  Many doctors have said they will quit practicing rather than allow the government to tell them how to treat their patients.  Medical care will now be rationed by the government.  So the U.S. will join the UK and Canada in "less than excellent" medical care in the coming years.  

Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2010, 11:22:32 PM »
dude im about 2 1/2 weeks post op and i had a seroma that is getting hard, should i be worried? it don't hurt but it feels uncomfortable. is this how your hematoma start?

Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010, 05:51:06 PM »
If i were you, i would definitely try and get it drained. Apparently, the draining procedure is quite simple and painless. You just have to find someone who will drain it for you, either your PS or GP. Your GP/PS might say that the seroma should be left to dissolve on it's own, but if you ask a gyno 'specialist', i bet he will recommend that it be drained.

Good luck !!!

Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2010, 05:57:52 PM »
Any collection of fluid under the skin (seroma or hematoma) should be drained -- it will undoubtedly help the healing process.

Dr Jacobs

Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2010, 02:30:26 PM »
There you go !!!

Re: Large hematomas on both side after gyno
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2010, 10:12:06 PM »
thank you fellas.


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