After my Son's Gynocomastia Surgery His Nipples Creased and One of Them is a Bit Puffy. Can Something Be Done for This?

After my Son's Gynocomastia Surgery His Nipples Creased and One of Them is a Bit Puffy. Can Something Be Done for This?

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After Gynecomastia Surgery, Chest Has Collapsed

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Following #Gynecomastia #surgery, your incisions will go through a maturation #process. For the first few months they will be red and possibly raised and/or firm. As the scar matures, after 6-12 months, it becomes soft, pale, flat, and much less noticeable. You may experience numbness, tingling, burning, “crawling”, or other peculiar sensations around the surgical area. This is a result of the #healing of tiny fibers which are trapped in the incision site. These symptoms will disappear. Some people are prone to keloids, which is an abnormal scar that becomes prominent. If you or a blood relative has a tendency to keloid formation, please inform the doctor.

Bruising and #swelling are normal and usually increase slightly after the removal of any tape or foam. The bruising will decrease over 3-4 weeks, but may last as long as 6 weeks. The majority of the swelling will be gone within the first 3-4 weeks. However, it may take 6-9 weeks to disappear completely. 

Also, as you heal, the area may feel “lumpy” and irregular. This, too, decreases with time, and massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. The #compression garment helps reduce the swelling, and the longer it is worn, the more quickly you will #heal. It can also assist in the retraction of the skin. If you have any concerns about #healing, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff.

Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Revision gynecomastia

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A lot is dependant on how long since the surgery and what things looked like before it was operated on. Some things take a long time to settle down. As someone has please. there are several ways to correct problems like this depending on how severe they are.

Sherwood Baxt, MD
Paramus Plastic Surgeon

Nipple crease can occur in certain cases

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When nipples are large prior to gynecomastia surgery,the removel of the gland may result in certain sever cases in a crease.This may improve after a few months,if not revision should  be done by an experience Gynecomastia Surgeon. 

Mordcai Blau, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 89 reviews

Crease and puffy nipple

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Yes, things can be done.  It depends on how the chest looked before hand.  If the areola was large and expanded or small and how much tissue was present.  A photo would be helpful of before and after.

Miguel Delgado, MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

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