5 weeks post gynecomastia surgery. Is this swelling causing nipple indentation? (Photo)

Can feel indent, although early I don't see this getting much better. Seriously worried.

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Nipple Indentation & Swelling 5 Weeks Post Op

The areas after Gynecomastia Surgery may feel “lumpy” or irregular, and should decreases with time. Often massaging these areas will help soften the scar tissue. Also, 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. It's possible that any indentations could be addressed with fat grafting or cosmetic filler(s) if eligible.

Typically, its best to wait at least one year following the initial surgery to consider a revision. It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with male breast #reduction. Plastic surgeons who have specialized in breast surgery and cosmetic surgery are suitable to perform your procedure. Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.

Please be advised that each patient is unique and previous results are not a guarantee for individual outcomes. As with all cosmetic surgery, results will be rewarding if expectations are realistic. With any surgical procedure, there are some risks which your doctor will discuss with you during your consultation.


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Gynecomastia and sleep position

It does look a bit depressed. It may change  a bit with time.  Best to follow with your surgeon. If it remains indented, sometimes small amounts of fat may be used to slightly lift it out.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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5 weeks post gynecomastia surgery. Is this swelling causing nipple indentation?

Although your concerns are understandable, online consultants will not be your best resource here. Your plastic surgeon, who knows exactly what was done and has the benefit of in-person evaluation, will be the best person to evaluate, suggest treatment, and/or provide you with meaningful reassurance. Best wishes.

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