The incision for gynecomastia surgery goes partially around the areola. As it heals it usually is well hidden due to the change in skin texture and color. However, for some patients, a thick scar known as a keloid may form leaving the patient with a new problem that may make him still feel uncomfortable going shirtless.
Choosing an experienced Board Certified gynecomastia surgeon is your best bet in getting optimal surgical results including the healing of the incisions. Some men produce more collagen than others during the healing process. It is the excess collagen makes a raised noticeable scar.