What can I do to resolve indentation on my right nipple after gynecomastia surgery? (Photo)
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Nipple Indentation After Gynecomastia Surgery
Thank you for your post. At 10 weeks you are still healing but there are two things that I see in the photo of your right side that may need to be addressed:
1. There is fullness just to the outer part of the areola
2. There is concavity, or indentation, just below the areola.
The fullness may be persistent swelling, scar tissue, or residual breast tissue. If it feels firm, it is scar tissue or residual breast tissue. The indentation can be either the skin tethering down to the deeper tissues, or it can be from over resection in that area. I would express your concerns with your surgeon, but also do not hesitate to seek a second opinion with a board- certified plastic surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery.
Hope that helps,
Indentation Concern Following Gynocomastia Surgery
It's still early 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.
What can I do to resolve indentation on my right nipple after gynecomastia surgery?
10 weeks is still a little too early to worry about results.
if he had left behind a little gland behind to maintain shape it might infact prolong the time the swelling takes to resolve.
wait for 4-6 months and then see if you need a revision.
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Early surgical outcomes
You are still too early from your procedure to judge your final results.
When you're three to six months out from your surgery, you can judge your final results to see where you are.
Revision surgery happens in 5% to 10% of cases.
Continue your follow-up with your surgeon and be patient for now.
Best of luck,
Mats Hagstrom, M.D.