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Recovering from Surgery.....
« on: November 09, 2007, 02:02:51 AM »
Hey everyone,

well, I just had surgery on Monday for my Gynecomastia...im pretty happy...actually, VERY happy I had the procedure..that weekend before was grueling though, the thinking...wondering...waiting..all that.

Now that it's friday almost, Im feeling better mentally..

Right now, im wearing the compression vest, and the only thing that irks me (because im naturally impatient) is that my right breast is super swollen so it looks like i still have a boob. haha. The left one, if a sign of things to come, makes me feel better about it..

Does anyone have any tips on how to make this swelling go down quicker?

Ive tried Ice...heat...you name it..ive prolly tried it.

I dont have a drain, so it's probably a bunch of fluid, I go back to the docs next tuesday..so hopefully we'll see how things work out.



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Re: Recovering from Surgery.....
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2007, 07:46:51 AM »
Hey everyone,

well, I just had surgery on Monday for my Gynecomastia...im pretty happy...actually, VERY happy I had the procedure..that weekend before was grueling though, the thinking...wondering...waiting..all that.

Now that it's friday almost, Im feeling better mentally..

Right now, im wearing the compression vest, and the only thing that irks me (because im naturally impatient) is that my right breast is super swollen so it looks like i still have a boob. haha. The left one, if a sign of things to come, makes me feel better about it..

Does anyone have any tips on how to make this swelling go down quicker?

Ive tried Ice...heat...you name it..ive prolly tried it.

I dont have a drain, so it's probably a bunch of fluid, I go back to the docs next tuesday..so hopefully we'll see how things work out.



Swelling can obscure results. The best way to deal with swelling is to prevent, minimize it with the surgery itself.  Once swelling has occurred, you need to discuss with your surgeon your options.  Ice can damage blood supply in some situations.  Significant hematoma after gynecomastia surgery, blood, or fluid collections may need draining.

Posting Standardized Before and After Pictures can help others better 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 results:

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 compared 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.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Learn More About Gynecomastia and Chest Sculpture


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