I still have puffy nipples after gynocomastia surgery. What can I do now?

I developed gynocomastia using pro hormone supplements back in high school (bad choice I know that now) and lived with it for a few years but had it removed about 5 weeks ago. The surgeon removed a tissue mass that was approximately 1.5x2.5x1.3 cm's from behind each areolar and the scar you can't even see, but the puffiness is still there when the nipple isn't cold or stimulated. How can I get my old tight nipple look back. I'm an athlete so It's not just fat. I have hardly any

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Puffy Nipples Still After Gynocomastia 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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