How Is Gynecomastia Reduction Done For The Hard Lumps Under My Nipples?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I am seeking gynecomastia reduction. I have hard lumps bilaterally under each areola. I am a 32 year old male and would like to have them surgically removed. I have a toned muscular body and It is somewhat annoying. I’ve had this condition since puberty and it hasn’t resolved. They are visible through shirts and when I’m shirtless or in the water it is somewhat noticeable. What is involved in getting this condition resolved?
A: It certainly sounds like you have areolar gynecomastia which appear as isolated hard lumps under the nipple. There may also be extra breast tissue that is softer that extends outward from these hard lump areas. This type of gynecomastia reduction is done through inferior areolar incisions including the liposuction portion if needed. Most such areolar incisions heal imperceptibly. This is done as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. Drains are not usually used for such limited male breast tissue excision procedures. Recovery will take a few weeks until you can return to full activities including strenuous exercise.
Dr. Barry Eppley