Do you think the puffiness in my right nipple will go down? It feels like their is still tissue or scar tissue in there? (photos
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When to Consider a Revision to Gynecomastia Surgery
Your #incisions will go through a maturation process
following #Gynecomastia surgery . 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. Typically, its best to wait at least one year following the initial surgery to consider a revision.
Puffiness Under the Nipple After Gynecomastia Surgery
It is hard to answer your question because you don't mention when the surgery was performed. Where you are on the healing timeline will allow me to direct my answer more to whether this is swelling or scar tissue. Of course the other possibility is that it is under-resection. If this side has always been puffy since the surgery and has not gone down, then it may be under-resection. If it was flatter and now has recently increased in size it could be scar tissue formation or increase in swelling.
Hope that helps,
Puffy nipple/ areola
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When did you have surgery and what exactly did you have done.
It is probably best to follow up directly with your plastic surgeon.
I hope this helps.
Swelling may persist for months after gynecomastia surgery.
Do you think the puffiness in my right nipple will go down? It feels like their is still tissue or scar tissue in there?
Stephen M. Davis, MD, FACS
Green Hills Plastic Surgery
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