Crater in my nipple. Any help? (Photo)
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Indentation Concern Following Gynocomastia Surgery
It's still soon in your recovery from 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.
In the future, if you are still experiencing your crater concern, its best to ask questions of your surgeon or their nursing staff. They may possibly be able to address the issue with fat grafting or cosmetic fillers if you are a good fit.
I recommend that you follow up with your Plastic Surgeon to ensure any infection has cleared. As your scars mature throughout the first year the appearance of irregularities like this should minimize quite a lot. Talk with your Plastic Surgeon about scar treatment options.
All the best
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Thanks for the post and photo. It appears you have a small opening along the incision based on the photo. This should heal but may take a few weeks. The final incision should look fine but if not a scar revision can always be performed in the office under local anesthetic in the future. I recommend that you keep in close communication with your surgeon.
It appears you have delayed wound healing. Keep the area clean and follow up with your doctor.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
best of luck!
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