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ny1994
10 months ago
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Scar tissue in nipples or other issue?

Had gynecomastia surgery a year ago. My surgeon did a follow up “nipple butt excision” (I think that’s what the nurse called it). Anyway, it’s been 5 weeks and now my nipples stick out much worse and hard very hard, like there are masses behind them pushing them out to be very pointy.

Is this scar tissue? Can it be resolved with surgery? Waiting for my follow up but very upset. Much worse now

Procedure: Male Breast Reduction
Location: New York, NY

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Andrew Kornstein
ASPS Surgeon

Has there been any improvement?

Any treatments rendered?

Photos would of great benefit here

Best

AK

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

Have no idea what a nipple butt excision is. No way to answer your question without an exam or picture. You should follow with your surgeon.

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Andrew Kornstein
ASPS Surgeon

When is your follow up?

Based on the photos you MAY have swelling residual fat or breast tissue— unlikely scar tissue at this time post op. An examination would help determine which of the three are present

Was your breast/nipple region tender BEFORE surgery?

Any history of taking antacids, marijuana steroids?

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AK

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