? I had excision and lipo about 8mths ago...Still my areola is puffy when relaxed and when stimulated are hard like rocks. I saw my original PS and he told me everything looks fine. I saw another PS for a consultation and the PS tells me my areola needs to be reduced in size, this is what's causing the puffiness...The new PS told me the tissue and fat has all been removed. What do you guys think? It's funny , that's what I thought should be done and he said it, that makes me feel confident in the Dr....Would you agree?"Puffy Nipples"
is a common public term for gynecomastia.
The problem is the the term puffy nipples
is a phrase that mean so many different things to so many different people. Words just do not convey the actual problem very well - images do a little better, but still are not the same as an actual in office evaluation with your doctor. This Gynecomastia Picture Gallery of Puffy Nipples
begins to show some of the various problems patients have called "puffy."
Putting up pictures (using standard views before and after surgery)
is one way to discuss what the problem was before surgery and what has happened. Options depend on what is really going on.
Options for treatment revision surgery for "puffy nipples"
depend on the problem to be sculpted.
Let us try to look what I mean by the problem of the words only descriptions. "Large nips", "puffy nipples," "puffed nipples," and "puffy nips" are a common terms many give to a problem that extends to the region about the areola. The nipple
is actually the central raised structure inside the pigmented areola.
"Puffed nipples" can be a problem for some that involves long nipples above the areola
where nipple reduction alone helps."Puffy Nipps"
can be a problem behind the areola that can take many forms. The deformity is usually a varying combination of fat and gland. The gland can be firm or soft, spread through fat, or be a condensed mass. There is a thin muscle under the areola skin
that can flatten tissue when stimulated. Unfortunately it is impractical to keep stimulating these muscles.
In many of these patients with "puffy nipples," there was no firm tissue under the areola, just fat and soft gland. Here is one example of puffy nipples in a muscular male.
Here is another example of puffed nipples
. Here is another patient with puffy nipple gynecomastia
"Puffy Nipples" can also be a combination of gynecomastia and big nipples
I prefer my Dynamic Technique
that adapts to the problem found during surgery to minimize such issues as residual deformity after surgery.
Hope this helps,
Michael Bermant, MDLearn More About Gynecomastia and Chest Sculpture