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?
Cost to Fix Nipples Stuck to Muscle After Gynecomastia?
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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.
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,
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.
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How to fix nipples stuck to the muscle after gynecomastia the surgery
In our practice, we have seen many patients who are presented with chest deformities or nipple deformities after having received gynecomastia surgery at other facilities. Fortunately, these patients have several options. These patients may benefit from a reverse liposuction to help even out these qualities and a surgery that will release the underlying fibers that are tethering the skin and areola to the muscle underneath.
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