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A 20-year-old male asked:

Had gynecomastia surgery (incision on lower nipple line) 7 days ago,my left nipple is still slightly puffy.is it possible that this is swelling and not residual gland tissue?when will i know for sure?

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Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 26 years experience
Time: Mosr likely it represents swelling. This is common. Your doctor may recommend watching it for months. Over time the swelling will decrease. Talk to your doctor to make sure you are not on medication to cause gynecomastia
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