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Gynecomastia Scar Tissue Management Post-Op

Posted on Wednesday, December 14th, 2022 by Dr. Babak Dadvand

The formation of scar tissue post-gynecomastia surgery is one of the rare potential side effects of the procedure. Scar tissue is basically the build-up of collagen as the body’s natural healing process kicks in. Fortunately, this can be managed in three ways!

Post-Gynecomastia Surgery Scar Tissue Treatment

I can marvel at the body’s natural healing ability, such as the stimulation of collagen production. Unfortunately, sometimes too much collagen can result in scar tissue after gynecomastia surgery. This is why it’s important to follow through on all your post-op doctor appointments, since this scar tissue formation is one of the things that we monitor during the healing and recovery journey.

Should you develop gynecomastia surgery scar tissue, the following can help:

  1. Pressure Massage Therapy My massage technique helps break down the collagen build-up and reduces the appearance of scar tissue after gynecomastia surgery.
  2. Kenalog Injection If massage therapy doesn’t deliver desired results, then an anti-inflammatory steroid, Kenalog, is injected directly into the scar tissue. Usually, one treatment is sufficient to reduce the appearance of the scar, though some patients may require a second treatment.
  3. Surgical Removal In very rare cases, it may be necessary for surgical excision of the scar tissue. In these cases, a follow-up is imperative to monitor healing and ensure that no scar tissue develops at a later stage.

Let’s Connect if You Have any Gynecomastia Scar Tissue Concerns

Male breast reduction surgery is a life-changing procedure and should boost your self-confidence. If you have any concerns or questions about scar tissue or the procedure itself, then let’s connect! I’m Dr. Babak Dadvand, a double board-certified plastic surgeon. Contact my gynecomastia surgery Beverly Hills office at (310) 278-4200 to schedule an appointment.

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