Puffy areola after gynecomastia surgery. (photo)
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Early Postop results - what to expect
It has only been 5 weeks since your surgery, so I wouldn't worry too much about this. It takes a good 3 months or so to see your final result. It is not uncommon early in the postop period to develop scar tissue behind the nipple areola complex. When this does occur, it can usually be successfully treated with a steroid injection like Kenalog. Be sure to follow up with your plastic surgeon as scheduled and follow all of his/her instructions. Good luck.
Concerns while Healing From Gynecomastia Surgery
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.
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