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After Gynecomastia Surgery / Help! Gyno Sufferer! Please reply, DR BERMANT!
« on: September 20, 2011, 01:04:41 PM »

When I began puberty at age 13 I developed a hormone imbalance. I was never fat, but I wasn't slim either. I developed a strange shaped chest, and as I lost weight my chest remained in its state: i basically had man boobs at thirteen years old- I did loads of exercise, i had a healthy diet and there was nothing i could do about it. So I became depressed and stopped playing sports, wearing T-shirts- to hide my secret. I was so young and confused I couldn't understand why I didn't look like all my friends. I started to get fatter, not really fat but podgy. My chest got bigger and bigger- and one day my mum told me if I wanted to see a doctor about it. So I did. I was told I suffered from Gynecomastia, and as it hadn't gone away for a few years it would be likely it would never go away. So I took the surgeons advice and had the surgery. The day I walked out wearing the padding round my chest I was the most happiest I'd been in years, I finally felt like all my friends- and nobody stared at me on the train ride home. I felt normal. Two years later, I have an inverted nipple and a heavily protruding one. I have quite bad scars which show in sunlight but not so much in unnatural light. There is a dip underneath my inverted nipple, and a huge round ball underneath my right protruding one. Now, I still don't play sports or wear t-shirts- I know it is a psychological thing and I don't want to be seen as ungrateful or self-indulgent, but to someone who has suffered from a hormone imbalance, experienced stares and comments, bullying and extreme insecurity- all I want is to take off my top and go swimming for hours in a pool. All I want to do is to take my top off in the summer heat and read a book on the grass. But I can't. I don't want to see the operation as one of the biggest regrets of my life. But aesthetically my nipples look dreadful.

I went to see my surgeon a few months back, and he said revision could simply exacerbate the problem. He said that my gynecomastia has been taken away and replaced with a much less obvious problem. I am planning to have my scars removed (if i can), and am planning on getting below 10% body fat and building lean muscle on my chest to try to decrease the puffy nipple and fill the dip under my left nipple (if i can). I am very sceptical it will work, but i will give it a try. I do not want to have revision surgery, no surgeon is putting a knife in me ever, EVER AGAIN! My surgeon has dismissed the idea of the ball under my nipple being scar tissue, but says may be it is a mixture of scar tissue and breast tissue left behind. Bare in mind, my right side barely drained at all. I do not blame my surgeon, the contours on my chest are fantastic and the shape of my chest is a masterpiece compared to what it was. But my nipples are such a mess. And the problem continues....

Please, if you have any advice can you help me! What can I do besides revision surgery?

Anyone thinking of having a operation to repair their chest, let me give you advice. Afterwards, your nipples will look unnatural and you will not look good with your top off, only with your top on. No matter how brilliant your surgeon is- your nipples will be far from perfect. Plus do everything you can first, lose weight, build muscle- wait years for them to go...

Please reply- I need someone to talk to about this mess.   

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