Gynecomastia surgery gone wrong...
09-15-2010 02:27 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 02:36 PM
The BPS Rep
Dude, you had surgery on MONDAY. Of course you're going to look like hell for a while - you had a chunk of tissue cut out of your chest.
Give it some time to heal before you jump to any conclusions.
09-15-2010 02:44 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 03:07 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 04:58 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 09:11 PM
yeah i sure hope so. if it doesnt get better this doc really screwed me up...
09-15-2010 09:56 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 10:10 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 01:45 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 01:55 AM
My excision was quite small but afterwards it looked like I took a baseball bat to the chest. Took close to TWO MONTHS for the bruising and swelling to subside. Give it at least half that long before you freak out.
Originally Posted by jdhil90
09-16-2010 12:50 PM
can you post some pics?
you need few months and tits will be ok...
i have same problems...its need time...
09-16-2010 02:24 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 02:31 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 03:16 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 05:58 PM
..... quit trippin brother, give it time
Originally Posted by Nitrox
10-09-2010 12:17 AM
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 01:23 PM
It'll be ok.
Originally Posted by jdhil90
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 02:51 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 03:15 PM
Got before/after pics of that bro? Love to see how her breast surgery went.
10-20-2010 10:32 PM
Have any pics? Does it look like my scar - look at my earlier post for pic. Good thing I only had it done on one side. I'm almost at 5 total months healing - did you see any changes after 5 months?
Originally Posted by SkItZoId
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