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?
Nipple/Areola Changed Colors After Gynecomastia Surgery?
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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
Nipple/Areola Changed Colors After Gynecomastia Surgery
Thanks for the post and photo. At 4 days you are very early in the recovery. It is not uncommon for there to be color changes or bruising in the early period. The only possible issue could be a blood supply one and that is very unusual in the approach that you had. If the nipple or areola continues to become black however you should seek attention from your plastic surgeon.
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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.
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,
Gynecomastia can cause bruising.
Your picture does not show anything worrisome. The bruising after gynecomastia correction can last 3 weeks.