I have a Crater deformity after surgery. The depressions look worse than my original breasts. How do I fix this? How do I show my problem here in this forum?
You will need to get to 5 posts before you can add photos. Standard After Gynecomastia Pictures for Revision Surgery
and even better yet, Standard After Gynecomastia Video / Movies
are methods to demonstrate animation defects after surgery.
Deformity after bad gynecomastia surgery often consists of several elements. Options depend on the original problem, what was done, after surgery care, and many other factors. A Crater Deformity
is a phrase I coined to describe missing tissue under the areola nipple. This can be accompanied by skin stuck down to the muscle fascia, residual gland, and scar. I have sculpted many such defects and when there are local resources find my Fat Flap Reconstruction
an awesome tool to restore the missing soft tissue defect. I just completed another such reconstruction last week where a finger could be sunk into the missing fat defect before surgery. The fat flaps closed the hole and the other elements of my Dynamic Technique
completed my sculpture.
Redundant skin can be another issue. How well this shrinks also depends on many factors. Sometimes this excess is exaggerated by the scarring. At other times, addressing loose skin can be a compromise issue.
Surface scars can also detract from a decent result. These are often incorporated into my revision sculpture.
This is usually quite difficult surgery. Look for actual examples of a surgeon's technique before embarking on a possible revision. We help patients explore options during a consultation or a Preliminary Remote Discussion
. If interested in learning more, Jane is my office manager. She can normally be reached at our office by phone Monday - Friday 9-5 Eastern Time at (804) 748-7737.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MDLearn More About Revision Gynecomastia and Chest Surgery