Scar Solutions for Gynecomastia in San Jose
Before and After Gynecomastia Surgery
During the healing process, if the body produces too much collagen, thick scars known as keloids may form. This can be disturbing to many patients depending on the location of the scar.
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. states that gynecomastia patients that come to him for revision surgery are particularly upset if they develop noticeable scars around the areola. They feel they have traded one problem for another and still do not feel comfortable going shirtless.
Scar tissue is benign and medically speaking does not need to be removed. However, in cases where it is causing emotional distress, there are options for removal or at least revising the scar and making it well hidden.
Dr. Delgado has been performing gynecomastia surgery and gynecomastia revision surgery since 1989 and can offer his patients options for scar removal. Depending on the severity and type of scar, Dr. Delgado can remove or reduce most scars by; surgical excision, steroid injections and now available is the Palomar Icon Fractional Laser, a non-invasive procedure that is specially designed for the treatment of various scars.
In choosing your gynecomastia surgeon, be sure the surgeon is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and has extensive training in gynecomastia. It is imperative to follow your surgeon’s pre and postoperative instructions to get the best surgical results. For scar management, you will be advised to avoid direct sunlight on the incisions for 6 months to a year. It has been proven that sunlight can cause hypertrophic scars.
To keep unsightly scars from forming, Dr. Delgado has his patients use silicone sheeting over the incisions once they have healed. This has proven to be a very effective way of suppressing the formation of keloids.
Call today (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Delgado if you are looking for solutions for your gynecomastia issues.