The Science Behind Post-Gyno Scar Massage for Improved Recovery

Gynecomastia surgery, like any surgical procedure, leaves scars as a natural part of the healing process.  These scars can vary in appearance, and their visibility depends on factors such as genetics, skin type, and the surgical technique employed. With our no scar technique, an external scar will not be visible. There will, however, be scar tissue under the skin where the surgery took place. Conversely, if you have had Gyno surgery via the open technique, you will have both internal and external scars.

   Scar massage is a commonly recommended postoperative practice to enhance the healing of scars. It involves gentle manipulation of the scar tissue to improve flexibility, reduce tightness, and minimize the appearance of scars over time.

Massage can improve the scar via various mechanisms. These include:

   – Increased Blood Flow:Massage promotes blood circulation, delivering essential nutrients and oxygen to the scar tissue. Improved blood flow accelerates the healing process and helps the scar become less noticeable.

   – Collagen Realignment:Massage influences the alignment of collagen fibers in the scar tissue. Properly aligned collagen fibers contribute to a more organized and aesthetically pleasing scar.

   – Reduced Tension and Tightness:Scar massage helps break down adhesions and reduce tension in the surrounding tissues. This can prevent the formation of hypertrophic or keloid scars, common complications in the healing process.

 The timing and techniques of scar massage is essential. Starting scar massage as early as 3 weeks can yield more favorable results. We recommend using a lubricating lotion such as Bio Oil or Vitamin E oil. Next, using gentle circular motions with fingers massage the scar tissue without causing pain but some mild discomfort. Consistency is key, and sessions can be brief but regular. We recommend twice a day for 10 minutes for at least 3 months.

Incorporating post-gynecomastia scar massage into the recovery process is a scientifically supported approach that offers tangible benefits. By understanding the mechanisms behind scar improvement through massage, individuals can take an active role in promoting optimal healing and achieving aesthetically pleasing results. Always consult with your healthcare professional for personalized guidance on scar management if yu have gone under surgery outside of our care.