After my gynecomastia surgery the areola on the left pectoral muscle sticks out a little bit. Can it be fixed with areola reduction surgery?
A: Gynecomastia revision
If your areola “sticks out” on one side after gynecomastia surgery, you should wait about one year prior to a revision. The most common cause of this problem is likely due to residual breast tissue just beneath the areola which was left behind at the time of your surgery, likely to avoid an inverted nipple. If the diameter of your areola is normal, then you don’t need an areolar reduction, you need to have some more breast tissue deep to the areola removed. This can be done through an incision along the lower edge of the areola.