Cost to Fix Nipples Stuck to Muscle After Gynecomastia?

I had gynecomastia surgery 3 weeks ago. Chest looks good relaxed, but my nipples and surrounding skin appear to be stuck to the underlying muscle when I raise my arms or flex my chest. What is the cost to fix this? Should my original doctor cover this procedure?

Doctor Answers 5

Scar Tethering After Gynecomastia Surgery


Thanks for the post. At three weeks it is too early to consider doing any revision surgery. You may be experiencing scar tethering, meaning that the underside of the skin is forming adhesions to the muscle beneath. This maybe able to be improved with massage techniques and stretches. If after 6 months there is minimal to no resolution, then you should consider revision surgery.


Dr. Dadvand

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Nipple adherent to muscle


This may resolve with more time.  Several months should be given and evaluated to follow the process.  If it does not fat grafting can be performed.

All the best,

Dr Repta

Remus Repta, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Chest looks good relaxed. skin depression when flexed @ arm raised.

After reviewing thousands of gynecomastia patients it seems that very few patients may develop it after the procedure, and other that suffer from it prior to surgery.When it start post op it usually disappear after a few months to a few years.It is usually not a bothersome condition (Exceptions are rare),but there are several options,that can be discussed with very experienced plastic/gynecomastia surgeons.

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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