What's causing the lump under my nipple after Gynecomastia surgery? (Photo)

Hi i have gynecomastia sergury 11 months ago i fill lump under my nipple and is painful i have my scan done today and the docktor said i have scar tissue but why is lumpy and painfull could you help me with my question please what really could it be thank you hope to hear from you soon

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Lumps Following Gynecomastia Surgery

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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Lump under nipple

This may be some scar tissue or residual glandular breast tissue. These can be improved with a  steroid injection or direct excision. Follow up with your operating surgeon to discuss options with them.

Male Breast Reduction | Gynecomastia Surgery

Thank you for your question.

It is impossible to say without an in-person consultation.  It could be scar tissue or remaining fatty or glandular tissue

To be sure, return to see your surgeon or see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation.

I hope this helps.

J. Jason Wendel, MD, FACS
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
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A lump 11 months after gynecomastia surgery may be residual breast tissue.

 Breast tissue can grow back partially after gynecomastia excision. Also there may have been a little bit of breast tissue left behind. This can easily be corrected the office with a small amount of local anesthesia.

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