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« on: August 30, 2009, 02:17:30 PM »
For people who have done the surgery, how bad are the scars.

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Offline Grandpa Bambu

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Re: Scars
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2009, 02:33:14 PM »
My scars are barely noticeable. If you weren't looking for them, you'd never know...  ;)


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However, there are many factors that dictate healing results.

Results will vary...

GB...



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Re: Scars
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2009, 02:52:33 PM »
Also may depend on how much you are having removed, skill of the surgeon (of course) and ultimately, the size of the incisions. To be perfectly honest, what's worse: scars or gyno? If your gyno is fairly mild, you might opt against the surgery based on the scarring that will result. However, if your gyno is affecting you a lot, let me assure you that scars won't make a difference to your decision.


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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2009, 09:04:26 AM »
GB, its a good thing that you have hairs around your areola to make a camouflage effect..
How long was your surgery anyway?
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Re: Scars
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2009, 03:24:56 PM »
The scars around the edge of the areola tend to heal very well in most cases.  Of course, it depends upon how carefully your surgeon sutured the wounds, whether there was any separation of the wound or infection, and of course, your own genetic healing characteristics.  Smoking can also play a negative factor in the way you heal.

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Re: Scars
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009, 05:18:57 PM »
For people who have done the surgery, how bad are the scars.

Scars involve not just the surface access sites, but also the entire sculpted region.  That is why looking at pictures of how the chest moves after surgery can be so important to see such scar issues.

Here are a series of galleries showing some of the surface access scars:

Puffy Nipple Areola Picture Gallery Before and After Male Breast Reduction

Nipple Areola Reduction Picture Gallery Before and After Surgery

Male Areola Reduction Picture Gallery

Nipple Areola Reduced with Surgery Gallery

Click through to see more detailed examples of how the tissues move for each patient.

Hope this helps,

Michael Bermant, MD
Learn More About Gynecomastia and Male Breast Reduction

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Offline Grandpa Bambu

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Re: Scars
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009, 08:06:49 AM »
GB, its a good thing that you have hairs around your areola to make a camouflage effect..

Even without the hairs, you'd be hard pressed to spot the incision scars...  ;)


How long was your surgery anyway?

An hour and a half...

GB...

Re: Scars
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2009, 11:39:09 AM »
GP, how long after your surgery did it take for the scars to look as good as they do in your pics?  I agree, you can't see them at all, I really hope I get this result also. 

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Re: Scars
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2009, 01:22:39 PM »
It was about 6 months before the incision scars looked like they do in the pics...

Keep in mind that there are many factors that can influence final results...

GB...

Re: Scars
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2009, 02:47:11 AM »
GB, that's pretty phenomenal, did you use any creams or gels?  I am six months in right now and my scars are still pretty noticeable. 

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Re: Scars
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2009, 02:43:53 PM »
Nope... no creams and/or gels. Just let them heal naturally...  ;)

Do you have any recent pics?

GB...

Re: Scars
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2009, 01:02:31 AM »
That's pretty amazing.  I lent my camera to someone but will get it back this weekend.  I will put up some 6-month post-ops, let me know what you think about the scars.

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Re: Scars
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2009, 05:04:37 AM »
about removing scars?
better check this out.

http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/web_links_folder/scar_web.html

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Re: Scars
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2009, 08:27:42 AM »
That's pretty amazing.  I lent my camera to someone but will get it back this weekend.  I will put up some 6-month post-ops, let me know what you think about the scars.

Okay dude... will do!

GB...

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Re: Scars
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2009, 08:31:46 AM »
about removing scars?
better check this out.

http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/web_links_folder/scar_web.html

If the surgeon is skilled, and you take good care of the healing wound (keeping it clean and out of direct sunlight) for 3-6 months, then that should be all that is necessary...  ;)

GB...


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