Unfortunately “puffy nipples” after gynecomastia surgery seems to be a common problem; it is mentioned frequently on the forums on this site and the popular website “Real Self.” It is imperative to choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in gynecomastia surgery. Sculpting the chest with the right balance of remaining fat and breast tissue is an art and needs to be performed by an expert. If too much breast gland is removed a “crater deformity” will be the result. If too much gland is left behind the areola /nipple complex it will push outward and “puffy nipples” will be the result. In less experienced hands, some surgeons will try to reduce the male chest with liposuction alone which will not remove the breast gland.
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Gynecomastia, or over-development of the male breast, is a condition frequently associated with devastating social and emotional trauma. If you or a loved one has this condition, know that you are not alone. In fact, sixty percent of males worldwide have some degree of gynecomastia. The condition can present at an early age or develop later in life.
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"Ever since I was 12 or 13, I suffered from gynecomastia. To me this was devastating, because not only were my breasts large, but one was visibly larger than the other. People definitely noticed my problem; kids at school made fun of me; and even my sisters pointed out the fact that I grew breasts."
During puberty, a hormonal imbalance of testosterone and estrogen can cause adolescent gynecomastia. The appearance of enlarged breasts or puffy nipples is normal. Most cases resolve naturally within a few years. However, if a man continues to suffer from enlarged breasts two to three years after their initial development, surgical intervention may be considered.
If left untreated, adolescent gynecomastia may continue into adulthood. In fact, one in four men between the ages of 50 and 70 suffer from adult gynecomastia. This form is the most common type of gynecomastia treated with surgery.
In general, male breast reduction surgery is a straightforward surgical procedure. The approach depends largely on the severity of the gynecomastia and may include a combination of breast gland removal and liposuction.
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