Do I Need Revision Of My Gynecomastia Reduction?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I had gynecomastia reduction surgery for what a plastic surgeon told me was a minimal grade 1. He said he would first try with liposuction and excision would be considered during surgery. After surgery, he told me he took 200cc fat from each side (totally 400cc) and there was no need for excision. He then advised to wear garment for six months. I wore the garment for two weeks full time 24×7, now wearing it during day time. Now its exactly 3 months after surgery and I feel not satisfied with the result. Please advise will I need revision or is it ok? I am still wearing garment. How long should I continue ? Shall I do some light weight exercise to maintain weight or will the exercise cause chest to bulge out?
A: If you are not happy with your gynecomastia reduction at three months after surgery, it is unlikely that further time is going to change that perception. At this point, there is no benefit to continuing to wear your garment. You should resume all physical activities including exercise as this will not adversely affect the result at this point. I would wait until you are six months after your surgery and then purse a gynecomastia reduction revision which will likely involve an open excision as part of it.
Dr. Barry Eppley