The lower outer side of my breast has an area of redness. No inflamation doc says no infection. However, i have never heard of this. is this common after lifts. i would like to rule out IBC or any malignant process with mri. it is not geeting better.Please tell me if you have ever had a patient with this persistent redness and if i should worry it has nothing to do with the incision.Also experienced areola widening for second time wth this revision not sure what can help.
Breast Redness After Revision Vertical Lift for 2 Months, Normal? (photo)
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Redness of the breast
I do not see significant redness in the photos and an exam would be necessary. The only way to detect breast cancer is by biopsy. Give the scars time to settle down If you have concerns speaks with your surgeon.
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Redness on breast
Do you have an implant as well? Did you happen to have Strattice or Alloderm placed at time of revision to help support a breast implant? You can see redness to the breast that is not infection related with these products. Please ask your plastic surgeon.
Redness of breasts normal? (photo)
Your closure appears tight, with a high volume to surface ratio. This may enlarge areolae.
Collagen turnover, skin accommodation of tension, fibroplasia, and other processes associated with healing are ongoing. Increased local vascularity is common during this period of healing, and redness goes along with this vascularity. Redness is a sign of increased blood flow that may also indicate other processes, such as inflammation or infection.
You should address your concerns to the operating surgeon, and follow up closely. Healing progresses for many months.
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Thank you for the question and pictures.
Always best to seek advise and direct consultation, given that the amount of information provided online is limited ( advice given is also limited).
The chances of you having inflammatory breast cancer is extremely unlikely; the best way to rule this out is with a visit to a surgical oncologist ( and probable biopsy).
The redness that you are experiencing along the lower pole of the breasts is much more likely to be related to differential diagnoses that include: venous congestion, hypersensitivity, fungal infection etc.
Assuming you are working with a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, use him/her as your main source of information and advice.
Redness after breast surgery
I do not think you have an infection. Your scars are another scars. You need to be putting some steroids on the scars to get them to calm down. Either Scarguard, Temovate or in a tape.
Several issues here. Frist, the most serious - Inflammatory Breast Cancer. This is very unlikely in view of the time couse relative to recent surgery and the fact that the discoloration is mild and localized. Usually IBC present with a "peau d'orange" appearance which is definitely not present in your breasts. Most likey this is due to a temporary change in the blood supply to the skin with some venous congestion which should resolve over time. I have seen this many times.
Second, the scars look a little thick. Hope you are doing something to help with this - silicone gel, Vit. E, massage, etc...
Third, if the peri-areolar puse-string was performed with non-absorbable suture, e.g. Gore-tex, the risk of areolar widening is minimal, but NOT zero. This is something that can happen after any "gathering" technique.
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