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How long after gynecomastia surgery does areola size shrink?

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So ive read alot that niples usually shrink 10-20% in size after gyno surgery, how long after it does it take for them to shrink? Thanks.

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Re: How long after gynecomastia surgery does areola size shrink?
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2013, 09:43:11 PM »
In many if not most cases, the shrinkage is apparent almost immediately. Afterwards, however, there can be swelling which causes the areola to appear distended at times.  This can wax and wane for months before it stops occurring.

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Re: How long after gynecomastia surgery does areola size shrink?
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2013, 11:49:36 PM »
Thanks for the reply Dr. Silverman. What do you think of this responses from other doctors?

The areolae will shrink and you should see a difference within three months. You are still very swollen from the operation and have to give it time.
 Robert L. Kraft, MD

The areola will shrink. However, it depends on the skin character of the areola and the aggressive nature on the removal of the tissue from underneath the areola skin. I would give it more time.
Miguel Delgado, Jr., MD

Re: How long after gynecomastia surgery does areola size shrink?
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2013, 12:47:56 PM »
The shrinkage is a bit variable and within a few weeks of surgery some improvement should be noted.
Jay M. Pensler,M.D.
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Re: How long after gynecomastia surgery does areola size shrink?
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2013, 02:41:53 PM »
Thanks for the replies

Re: How long after gynecomastia surgery does areola size shrink?
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2013, 09:33:44 PM »
I have noticed an average of 10-20%  decrease in the areolar diameter, visible virtually at the end of the operation.

If the areolae are stretched very large over a large gyne, then the percent shrinkage will be greater.  More normal sized areolas will shrink, but only minimally.

Dr Jacobs
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