Nipple/Areola Changed Colors After Gynecomastia Surgery?

I had Gynecomastia Surgery 4 day ago and I noticed today that part of my right nipple has a purplish/blackish color on it now. Is this normal?

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Too early post op


It is too early after surgery and you should have Patience.It should improve with time.You also should visit your surgeon soon

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fairly common

Discoloration after surgery is common. This usually heals very well in time. It is usually cause by reduced blood flow to the area, again common.

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San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia Surgery Recovery?


Thank you for the question.

It is difficult to determine exactly what is going on without direct physical examination. However based on the time frame and your picture you are most  likely experiencing bruising as opposed to blood supply issues. I would suggest continued follow-up with your plastic surgeon.

Best wishes.

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San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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4 days after gynecomastia



This early one may be bruising.  Vascular compromise is possibility #2 but your photo does not really indicate this is the case.  Stay hydrated and away from tobacco products or excessive heat/cold and see your plastic surgeon.

All the best,

Dr Repta

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Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Gynecomastia can cause bruising.



Your picture does not show anything worrisome. The bruising after gynecomastia correction can last 3 weeks.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Bruising early after gynecomastia (male breast reduction)


Four days is too early to be concerned about your surgical result. It is likely to be bruising. Notify your surgeon but this does not appear to be an indication of any problem.

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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