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jake99
8 months ago
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Enlarged nipples after gynecomastia surgery.

4 weeks ago I underwent gyno surgery. Specifically, the glands were removed from both nipples as there was no fat but only the gland. It's been 4 weeks since the surgery, but the nipples are still a little swollen and prickly (puffy nipples). I wanted to ask how long it takes for them to come back and how long it takes for the chest to be completely flat. Many thanks.

Procedure: Male Breast Reduction
Location: treviso, AV - Italy

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Samir Shureih

In many cases both removal of part of the excess gland is removed as well as liposuction of the chest is needed to achieve symmetry. The male chest does not need to be completely flat, all male have some convexity. You are very early for the final results. Need to wait 3-6 months for all the swelling to resolve. Before and after photos will help give you details.

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. 4 weeks is way to early to see any final results. Things will be swollen for about 6 months, sometimes even a year. Have patience and it should get better.

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

Can not make any comments without an exam or at least pictures of what the problem may be.

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Geuris Cruz Quiroz

Hi @jake99. Thanks for your question. After Gynecomastia surgery is normal to have inflammation for at least 1-3 months, please keep in mind that type of surgery is a trauma for your body, in case you do not see any difference or any concerns please contact your surgeon. Good luck!

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Hossein Abdali
ASPS Int. Surgeon

It is normal after operation and you should waiting minimum 3-6 months for end result , during this time massage and use cream may be helpful

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Michael Law
ASPS Surgeon
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Gynecomastia is a common issue than many men and boys deal with. It is essentially excess fullness of the breast or chest area. The fullness can be excess fat alone, but most often, it is a combination of excess glandular tissue or perhaps excess glandular tissue and excess fat. It is actually not unusual for gynecomastia surgery to include reducing the size of the male nipples. Enlargement of the nipples post surgery might be a temporary part of the healing process. I would suggest sharing these concerns with your surgeon right away.

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