Gynecomastia surgery gone wrong...
- 09-15-2010, 01:27 PM
Gynecomastia surgery gone wrong...
So I had surgery on monday for gyno. It was an excision only where the doc just took out excess tissue. Right now my chest has swelled up so much it's even worse than before and on top of that, both sides of my chest look deformed. It is the worst chest I've ever seen on a male, let's put it that way. I had saved up a bunch of money to have this done and now i'm broke and depressed. I'm going to see the doc tomorrow for the post op and figure something out. He told me there was no need to wear a compression garment since it was goign to be an exicision only. I should've knew right then that he didn't know what he was talking about. He was supposed to be a top notch surgeon and really screwed me up. He said the swelling will heal over time but i'm not so confident in what he says anymore. My chest wasn't too bad to begin with I just wanted the excess tissue out, and now my chest looks big and reallly deformed. Just letting you guys know that before anyone decides to get this surgery make sure the doc has performed it many times and make sure he has lots of before and after pics. Go to a specialist because it's better to pay a little more and have good results than to pay a little less and never be able to take your shirt off again.
- 09-15-2010, 01:36 PM
- 09-15-2010, 01:44 PM
Agreed. Cosmetic surgery is not something our bodies are made to endure. So it will definetly be swollen and tender for awhile. Give it time than make a decision before you go bashing the doc.
09-15-2010, 02:07 PM
Yeah i keep telling myself that and i know the swelling will go down over time but i'm not so sure about the deformity. anyway thanks for telling me that it makes me feel better. I'm going to try and be hopeful but it sucks because since it's swelling so much i know i can't be back in the gym for a while. anyway even though its normal to swell up, it's still supposed to be flatter than it used to be after surgery and mine is worse.
09-15-2010, 03:58 PM
just think of women getting boobjobs or breast reductions. they have to wear compression bands for like 6-8 weeks and the total healing process take about 3-4 months (if not more) for the swelling to fully go away.
09-15-2010, 08:11 PM
yeah i sure hope so. if it doesnt get better this doc really screwed me up...
09-15-2010, 08:56 PM
We live in a society now of instant gratification. Like you said, he's top notch. Give it a reasonable amount of time like SEVERAL weeks and then reevaluate. I'm sure you will see that he hasn't screwed you up. Patience grasshopper!
09-15-2010, 09:10 PM
Excellent info above.
Edema and inflammation after surgery is totally normal. Postop recommendations usually involve taking it easy, resting and lots of ice. A small percent actually gets infected.
I would hold off bashing your doctor/naming him until you get over the hump. it is very easy for google to pick this up and associate this thread with his name, especially if your outcome hasn't been fully assessed.
Sutures typically get removed from the trunk in 10-14 days. Call up the doctor and see what is said before coming to a forum to look for suggestions/tips.
09-16-2010, 12:45 AM
yeah you're right, i shouldn't bash his name until i'm fully recovered and i can assess the job done. so i edited my post and removed his name. however if i'm very unsatisfied i will post pics and will definately post his name so that no one else can get butchered. anyway i guess only time will tell but it sucks cuz i have to go to work on monday and wear a T-SHIRT and my chest is way worse than before guess i have to wear a sweater even if its hot outside!
09-16-2010, 12:55 AM
09-16-2010, 11:50 AM
can you post some pics?
you need few months and tits will be ok...
i have same problems...its need time...
09-16-2010, 01:24 PM
yeah well its just that my right side looks deformed! so i don't know if its because of swelling or if its because he did a bad job. i guess i'll find out when the swelling subsides. anyway he said that if i'm not satisfied with the results then we can undergo a second operation, but he didn't mention whether it'll be free or what. anyway i'm going to see him today for post op and see what he says. god damnit i wish it didn't swell so much cuz i've got to wear a t shirt to work and don't know what i'm going to do in that situation. i'm going to ask for a warm compression garment from the doctor.
nitrox how does it look now?
09-16-2010, 01:31 PM
I'm happy with it now but yeah within the first month I was concerned about the results. Just takes longer to heal than one might expect.
09-25-2010, 02:16 PM
curious to know for anyone else that has had this surgery how long did it take to heal? It's been about 2 weeks now and the swelling is still there and although it has gone down my chest still looks like it did before i had the surgery and there is a dent in the area below my nipple. it feels like i have scar tissue behind my right nipple and a tiny bit on my left. my left chest is more puffy swollen like, while my right feels like thers a hard lump behind my nipple. how long should it take for me to assess the results?
09-25-2010, 04:58 PM
10-08-2010, 11:17 PM
I went to a breast cancer surgeon to get my gyno removed - left pec only. My guy did a ****ty job... I'm so pissed off it's not even funny. I'm at 5 months right now - it took took 2-3 months for my chest to even start to look remotely normal. My incision is awful and noticeable. But I guess it's my fault for not going to a cosmetic surgeon.
This was 2 months after op:
My chest looked deformed still too like you're talking about but it filled out. The incision still looks like **** though. As long as your incision is legit you will be fine.
10-13-2010, 12:23 PM
No surgery is an exact science. You may have a hematoma in both sides. This is very common. The doctor should have told you to massarge them both for maybe upto 20 min a day. It will subside. To be honest, if the scars are neat then you should be happy. Some peoples can be very obvious. The doctor told me that things would take upto a year to settle down fully. Its been 7/8 months I had mine. The scar still looks blue but my chest is looking even now. There is still a small difference that I can notice(when i tense), but that will probably sort itself out. My scar is quiet obvious too, but with 7/8 months gone I really couldn't give a ****. If its still obvious by next year, i'll have a tattoo on it!! Time is the best healer
10-13-2010, 01:51 PM
My ex girlfriend got a boob job, she swelled up huge, and it looked like she was beaten with a bat with all the bruise marks, but after a month she looked good.
10-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Got before/after pics of that bro? Love to see how her breast surgery went.
10-20-2010, 09:32 PM
10-20-2010, 10:30 PM
10-21-2010, 03:00 PM
10-21-2010, 03:08 PM
ill put some up in a minute
10-21-2010, 04:21 PM
schnaps myspace was down, was gonna snag some pics off her profile, I'll put them up later. Had to delete them from my computer. Wife wasn't a fan of them.
10-22-2010, 08:31 AM
12-08-2011, 04:43 AM
12-08-2011, 09:22 AM
When I had mine done they put a hemovac drain in for about a week. Alot of fluid/blood came out the first few days. You prolly just have that swollen inside you, just give it some time it would return to normal after the lymphoid system can get that out of you.
As far as recovery, didn't feel right for 2 months when I started lifting again, my cardio took about 4-5 months to come back up to speed. Idk if it was red blood cell count or what, but I always felt out of breathe.
All said and done idk def do it again. All healed it looks much better and lot less painful.
Oh and mine were good size little smaller then a golf ball on both sides.
Best of luck.
07-01-2012, 04:58 PM
im at the 8 month mark for gyno surgery and i feel the same way you do . how are you looking now several years later ??
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