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Surgery => Surgery Experiences => Topic started by: decimal on December 07, 2009, 01:55:28 PM

Title: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (2 days, 1 week, 16 days post op)
Post by: decimal on December 07, 2009, 01:55:28 PM
3 days post surgery.....the doc said contrary to his physical examination conclusion, the gland he found during the surgery was HUGE

for my pre op pics, plz go to
http://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=19388.0


PS: the welts and wrinkles are not from the surgery, but from the compression vest tht i have been wearing 24x7!
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!!
Post by: decimal on December 07, 2009, 01:56:08 PM
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Title: Re: Surgery DONE!!
Post by: postiey on December 07, 2009, 02:25:21 PM
good results! chest looks great. u seemed to get the surgery sorted quick
 congrats
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!!
Post by: headheldhigh01 on December 08, 2009, 02:57:00 AM
the doc said contrary to his physical examination conclusion, the gland he found during the surgery was HUGE
another reason for not doing lipo only, if anyone's been told that would do the job. 

congrats on going through with it. 
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!!
Post by: u_free_luv on December 12, 2009, 12:46:32 AM
Looks ok....the side view is a bit of a concern....but it is a huge improvement...so congrats....did u went for a surgery by dr lokesh....of apollo delhi...iam also planning a surgery from hi...pls suggest wheather i should go for hi...and how much did he charged...also was there any pain and after how many days you joined d work...pls reply as my surgery is planned in last week of december with d same doctor
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!!
Post by: krucial on December 13, 2009, 10:27:27 AM
looks good dude! just follow ur post op instructions.. and give it time to heal now!
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (1 week post op)
Post by: decimal on December 14, 2009, 10:56:46 AM
thnks for the responses guys....
Its been 10 days since the OP, and i m posting some more pics... i m quite satisfied overall, but its this depression next to my right nipple which is scaring the crap out of me......i DO DO HOPE TO GOD, tht it will fill out eventually......its ironic tht i had researched and quizzed the doctor about the crater deformity more than anything else before the operation, and tht might be exactly what I may end up suffering from now!

plz comment guys
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (1 week post op)
Post by: decimal on December 14, 2009, 11:03:38 AM
These pics highlight the depression I was talking about.

Has anyone else also had anything similar after surgery, and do they fill up  on their own? The Doc said I should not try to analyze my chest until its atleast six weeks after the surgery, and that in 6 months time I will see the final results which should be perfect.

I am very pissed off at the moment, coz that thing just looks weird and ugly.
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (1 week post op)
Post by: decimal on December 14, 2009, 11:36:41 AM
I know I might be sounding paranoid now, but is it just me or does anyone else also think that my nipples are a bit too low, and I should have asked my doc to fix it. I m talking smething similar to what Dr Bermant talks about on his website at http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/procedure_folder/male_breast/shortscar_male_mastopexy.html.

Was I wrong in assuming that my doc would have taken care of it on his own accord during the surgery, without me specifically asking for it?

thanks
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (1 week post op)
Post by: u_free_luv on December 14, 2009, 12:03:10 PM
I think u r over reacting and expecting too much...seeing your results it looks absolutely fine to me....yes there is a crater deformity but give some time to it....your chest looks absolutely normal...also pls reply 2 my querie i asked in dis post...as iam also planning surgery from dr lokesh
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (1 week post op)
Post by: decimal on December 14, 2009, 12:30:24 PM
@free_luv: Yeah dude, I got the surgery done from the same doc.

As far as the details of the surgery are concerned: its Rs48K with local anesthesia, and Rs60K with general.  I had initial opted for local anesthesia, but then got so apprehensive during the surgery, that they had to put me under general.

The 2 days after surgery are very painful and you feel stiff as wood. My advice to you would be to not move at all and lie in bed all day. Thats wht I did and that was how I avoided any complications like internal bleeding etc. Best part is that if you take proper rest in the first 24 hrs, ur bandages come off 24 hrs after surgery, and 48hrs after the surgery u can take a proper shower (which I was badly craving btw  :D ). After that its mainly good rest and care and wearing a compression vest 24x7, which feels damn uncomfortable in the beginning.
For the first one week, I wore only front-open shirts and jackets in order to minimize the movement of my muscles.

As far as the doctor in question is concerned, I believe he is a good surgeon provided you lay down ALL your concerns beforehand during the consultations. I know that he at times gets a bit too casual and tends to brush off concerns too hastily, owing to which, it comes as no surprise, that consultations with him last hardly more than 10 mins.

My advice to you would be to JOT down everything that comes to your mind on a piece of paper and take it with you to the consultation,  and go over it point-by-point with the doc.

Two main things that I should have talked about more in detail in retrospect are : 1) What happens if the doc ends up removing too much fat during the surgery? Crater Deformity. How does the doc plan to tackle it? I just learnt on Dr. Bermant's website, that for a natural look, you need a layer of fat between the skin and the muscles, for the skin to glide smoothly. If the skin is resting directly on the muscle, it will look pulled in and dented.

2) If your nipples are lower than the lower edge of your pec muscles, would you require a mastopexy?  In my case, I was assured that the skin would contract on its own. But now 10 days after the surgery, although my skin has definitely contracted, I doubt it that it will ever contract enuf to pull my nipples up. I think I should have discussed more in-depth about Dr. Bermant's case at  http://www.plasticsurgery4u.com/procedure_folder/male_breast/shortscar_male_mastopexy.html.  But then again, all tht depends on the severity and type of ur gynecomastia. If you post some pics of urself, maybe the forum members could advise.

Hope that helps! :D
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (1 week post op)
Post by: decimal on December 14, 2009, 12:33:44 PM
As for work, I believe you can start after about 3 days, provided it doesnt involve much movement of ur arms.

PS: It is much easier to stand than sit with the compression vest on, since it keeps digging into ur stomach and mid back.
Title: Re: Status 16 days post op)
Post by: decimal on December 20, 2009, 10:11:41 AM
Posting some new progress pics, now that I am 16 days post op.

Looks good, except that I am still worried about the right nipple. The depression is still there alongwith heavy wrinkling of the skin. Another new thing that I noticed was that the tip of my right nipple has gone in, as in its inverted; not that noticeable, but when you compare it to the left, you can tell.
Title: Re: Progress 16 days post op)
Post by: decimal on December 20, 2009, 10:14:18 AM
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Title: Re: Progress 16 days post op)
Post by: decimal on December 20, 2009, 10:15:19 AM
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Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (2 days, 1 week, 16 days post op)
Post by: fluffy_tits on December 20, 2009, 10:57:48 PM
You just need to let it heal up all the way man.  You stressin over somethin you can't control. 




Fluffy( o )v( o )...
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (2 days, 1 week, 16 days post op)
Post by: decimal on December 30, 2009, 03:43:45 PM
LOL....i completely agree with u....
...It is something I had control over (before the surgery)

guess its the waiting game now :)

hows your healing going, fluffy
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (2 days, 1 week, 16 days post op)
Post by: Ganesh on January 04, 2010, 08:21:28 AM
dude ..

from the pics u hv provided im not able to get the depression u r talking abt..

some closer pictures shd do good idea abt tht...
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (2 days, 1 week, 16 days post op)
Post by: decimal on January 04, 2010, 10:00:09 AM
Look carefully at 1201 and 1199. You will see a darker area next to my right nipple towards the center of my chest...I know..its very hard to show up in pics but quite noticeable in person.

How is ur recovery going? Did you get your concerns sorted out?
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (2 days, 1 week, 16 days post op)
Post by: theprodikalson on January 16, 2010, 02:50:11 AM
Your looking better. It looks like the deformity is gone.  I just had my surgery done earlier today. hoping It is as good as yours
Title: Re: Surgery DONE!! More PIcs (2 days, 1 week, 16 days post op)
Post by: decimal on January 16, 2010, 03:00:21 AM
Actually those are quite old pics dude.

The problem didnt worsen in the days after the pics, but now 6 weeks after the op it is hard to say whether its improving or growing worse.

It is bothering me slightly lesser than before, but there could be multitude of reasons for that: 1) Me getting used to it 2) Me being distracted with classes and work with college having started or 3) Actual improvement.

Hard to say which one is it.

But if you click on this link you would know in details about my latest concerns. The pics are about 15 days old on it:
http://www.gynecomastia.org/smf/index.php?topic=19788.0

Dont mean to dishearten you in anyway though. I hope you have a speedy recovery with awesome results!

In my experience, it helped me a lot to wear TIGHT compression as long as possible, and also to start massaging when I was around 4 weeks post op. Some say you can begin after 3 week. But I wouldnt advice anytime sooner since it might actually worsen the swelling.

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