Male Areola Reduction - is my Recovery on Track?

I had an areola reduction done about 4 months ago (lolipop technique). I am pleased with the results so far, but over the last month or so, my right nipple seems to be healing differently to me left one. It is often more contracted and there seems to be a hard area forming which is quite painful. My surgeon is very experienced and says that he is happy with the healing so far. Is there cause for concern that the one side seems to be scarring more than the other?

Doctor Answers 3

Uneven healing and scarring after Gynecomastia repair (male breast reduction)

From your description, you may be experiencing hypertrophic or keloid scarring. It is likley that you scars will soften and fade, Avoiding sun exposure, triamcinolone injections (=/- botulinum toxin and/or 5 FU), topical silicone sheeting, massage and tme may help ease their appearance. Discuss scar management options with your surgeon. 

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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880 W Central Rd
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

You should not have pain 4 months after gynecomastia correction.


Hard to tell what the problem is, but the asymmetry and pain that you describe are not normal. See your plastic surgeon again, or get another opinion.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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875 Park Ave at 78th Street
New York, NY 10075

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