Post Gynecomastia Surgery; Areola Wound - Toronto, ON

Hello, I recently had gynecomastia surgery (3...


I recently had gynecomastia surgery (3 weeks ago). The sutures on my left areola broke prematurely. This led to an infection (1 week ago), which I now have under control. Unfortunately, the infection ate away some of my areola. Right now there's a scab over the damaged space. My question is: how will this heal? Will my areola 're-generate' itself or will it heal as breast skin? The space also craters in a bit (i.e., doesn't follow the dome shape of my areola when viewed from a bottom angle). I am also wondering about possible revision options.

Thank you.

More then 2 years passed and usually this kind of wound heals well over time, without the need for revision,as happened in this case as far as we know.

I second Sharon and hope your recovery has gone well!

Do you have any UPDATED photos?  Did you need a revision, or did it heal properly?

I look forward to hearing from you!


Sorry to hear about the problems you're having. You may also want to post your question and pics on our Doctor Q&A Forum for some professional opinions.

Good luck and please keep us posted as you continue to heal.

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