My gyno story!
At about the age of 17 I was in the locker room in high school, and two guys started ribbing me about my nipples.
I hadn't really noticed them until that point, but after the ribbing, I saw that they were puffier than I remembered. Of course, I was clueless as to what to do about it, so I was just careful who I took my shirt off around after that.
As the years went by, the puffiness turned into a hard knot right below the nipple, and it grew in size.
When my weight is up, I grow flesh around the lump, which gives them the appearance of real boobs.
Fortunately for me, when I keep my weight down, the only thing that sticks out is the nipple. When I'm wet or cold, the nipple area shrinks, and everything looks fairly normal.
I'm guess I'm lucky in that respect.
I'd have to say my case is manageable, so I've never considered surgery.
I just wanted to say thank you for spreading the word on this subject.
I'm sure your efforts will save others from the suffering and embarrassment I've had to go through.