Puffy nipples after 2.5 years of gynecomastia surgery. Is this normal? (Photo)
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Nipple Puffiness After Male Breast Reduction Surgery
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.
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Puffy nipples after 2.5 years of gynecomastia surgery. Is this normal?
Puffy Nipples After Gynecomastia Surgery
Thanks for the post and photos. It would be unusual for the gynecomastia to recur unless you were taking any medications or supplements that could stimulate any residual breast tissue. The puffiness you are describing is simply the areola relaxing when warm and tightening when cold or stimulated. This is a normal phenomenon.
Results after gynecomastia surgery
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