i had areola reduction surgery & inverted nipple correction 5 months ago. this has highlighted the uneven volume and different shapes of my breasts :( im worried about my scars, they seem wide & red. i can't feel the ring around the right areola (larger breast) has the suture snapped? ive been using silicone gel. the left (smaller funny shaped breast) areola often puffs up. i am 22 non smoker. scar on right side is about twice as thick, and areola is also notably larger than left.
Have I Had Bad Areola Reduction Surgery? Scars Wide and Red? How Bad Are my Wonky Breasts? (photo)
Doctor Answers 3
Treat the scar of areolar reduction surgery
You have early, red, raised scars. Silicone gel can help these mature more quickly, as can laser treatments. Fraxel can be very helped. Yes, I think the suture on one side has come loose. The other one can be release for a better match.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
Wait wait wait!
Please wait another 7 months at least, scar maturation will last at least 1 year. When you are waiting use silicon sheets to improve your scar maturation.
Have I Had Bad Areola Reduction Surgery? Scars Wide and Red? How Bad Are my Wonky Breasts?
The posted photos demonstrate early healing and you should allow more time for the maturation of the incisions. Apply any scar cream or silicone sheeting, even Kinesio taping would help. Regards
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.