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Offline bigdawg1

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I have been following this forum for quite some time and have finally decided to post.  I am a 41 year old former steroid user who was suffering from gyno.  I had surgery on monday(6-6) of this week.  I wont give the surgeons name until I decide how it turns out.  So far so good though.  Pain was minimal, i didnt take any pain medication.  Was only sore for the first two days.  Doc says to wear the compression vest for two weeks.  I have read on here that some guys are wearing them for months.  I feel like I can go without it now.  It really is more bothersome than anything.  Will taking it off early be a problem?  Ill post some before and after pics once I figure out how to do it.  From what I can tell, my chest looks pretty good now.  A little bruising and only a little swelling.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated

Offline hatemymoobs

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Follow the doctors orders exactly. If he says wear the vest 2 weeks, wear it 2 weeks. If he says stand on one toe and pat your head while massaging the scar- do it.

Welcome to the forum. Congrats on your surgery.

Offline Pooz

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I was told to wear mine for 3 weeks and then only nightly afterwards.


Offline bigdawg1

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thanks,  of course I'll do as he says.  was just wondering why some had to wear it longer than others.

Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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Every surgeon has his own methods for surgery and post op care -- all based on his training and experience.  There is no absolute right or wrong answer.  Best advice, though, is to follow your own surgeon's advice to the letter.

Dr Jacobs
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Offline bigdawg1

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thanks doc, will do


 

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