Hello, my name is Diego and I am from Brazil.
I had gynecomastia surgery + lipo a month ago (I only had puffy nipples).
My left nipple, which was the bigger one, is a lot less puffy than before. However, the right nipple, which was not as puffy as the left one, is still puffy.
My doctor said the results were great, and that the nipples were normal.
But, for me, the right one is still puffy.
Today I told him what could we do if the right nipple remained puffy.
He said: Don´t think about it, there´s nothing more there. If we take anything out , a crater deformaty may occur.
Should I worry about it?
Its been only 1 month, but I´m kinda affraid that I may need a revision.
Looks like another Puffy Nipple Complication after gynecomastia surgery. A Crater Deformity
is a phrase I coined after seeing horrible holes in chests after bad gynecomastia surgery done elsewhere. I also coined the Puffy Nipple Complication
after seeing so many unhappy patients coming to me with residual tissues left behind by other surgeons. With both problems, I posted a number of examples, diagrammed mechanisms of the problem, and then showed surgical solutions. In a recent review of unhappy patients asking for help after surgery done elsewhere, there were more than 500 requests over a few years of cases reviewed. So many that it has been difficult trying to incorporate a series of additional web pages to show a representative collection of the issues and concerns.
No you do not need to leave such deforming tissues behind to not get a crater. I have many such examples on my site where I targeted the gland and have yet to have a crater from my techniques. That remaining tissue can often be removed and dealt with as long as the surrounding resources have not been depleted. I also added an example of a crater defect I did have enough tissues to revise until that patient saw a closer doctor for convenience who then removed those resources leaving an animation deformity that you should really see the movie to see just how bad a result can look.
At one month, the deformity is most likely residual tissue but it could be still swelling. Some surgeons' methods leave so much swelling that it can take months to resolve. That is why I wait a minimum of about 6 months before I offer revision surgery. This brings up a critical point, it is not just how the before and after surgery pictures look, it is also the path the tissue needs to take to get there. Looking for what any one particular surgeon's methods are like in that process can be quite revealing. The more destructive and damaging a method is, the more swelling and bruising.
I personally do not like such swelling and prefer techniques that have peak swelling on the operating table. I do not finish a case until I have a contour that I like. The progression of swelling and bruising seen on my website is typical for my patients. Over the years with critical documentation of the progression of my patients' tissues, I evolved my techniques such that peak swelling occurs on the operating table. I just do not see such swelling issues for my sculpture of my typical patient.
Check out my Standard Pictures for After Gynecomastia and even better Standard Videos for Male chest to better document the issues present now to better be able to document their current state and see what happens over time. If they evolve over time and improve, you have a surgical technique causing that much swelling. If they remain stable over time, there is the Residual Puffy Nipple Deformity. Be careful of selecting a surgeon for such revision. Revision surgery is an art form and looking for animation results is the best way to judge just what a doctor's methods are like.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, M.D.