I'm a week post gynecomastia surgery and my nipples are still puffy but not sure if it is due to swelling? (Photo)
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Puffy Nipples One Week After Gynecomastia Surgery
At one week you are very early on the healing curve. You still have bruising on your chest which just demonstrates how you are still in the beginning phases of healing. That being said, swelling does gradually go down, residual tissue does not.
At this time, you just need to wait until you are farther out from surgery to know how much is due to swelling.
Hope that helps,
What to Expect Post Gynecomastia Surgery
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.
Too early to judge outcome
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