What is this white mark on my nipple after gyno surgery? (Photo)
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Post-Op Complications including Lumpiness
Possible complications resulting from gynecomastia surgery include the following -
- Asymmetry during the healing process
- Lumps or firmness under skin (Which you may see here next to your nipples)
- Prolonged swelling (edema)
- Skin Pigment changes
- Prolonged redness of the incision
LUMPINESS: 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.
As with all operations, pain and discomfort varies greatly from patient to patient. Generally, one should expect that pain medication will be required for the first several days. Continuing discomfort can last varying amounts of time. If you find yourself uncomfortable at all with these lumps it is best to visit your surgeon to have the area examined and make sure that healing is going well. Best of luck!
Stitch marks under the areola
Scar or dissolving stitches
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