Q&A: After having gynecomastia, why do I have a hard mass underneath my chest?

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I had gynecomastia procedure done to me over a month ago. However not only did my doctor performed gynecomastia surgery but also remove excess skin along my side chest which is just under my underarms because I had lost so much weight, which is what I wanted so that part of my body could be tighter. My concern is why do I have a hard like mass underneath my chest area? it feels hard on both my chest and according to my doctor it should slowly go away? is this normal? I believe he said it was a blood clot? need some expertise...

- Nom


Melek Kayser, MD, FACS -

Thanks for your question; I would really suggest that you return to your doctor to have them evaluate you fully. Have a good day

--Melek Kayser, MD, FACS
Saint Clair Shores, MI


James Hoyt, MD -

Thanks for contacting our office.  Without seeing you in person, it's hard to give an exact answer.  I would suggest to follow up with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (if you haven't already).  Blood clots can be serious, so definitely follow up until you are satisfied.  Might need a MRI.   Good luck. 

--James Hoyt, MD
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