I and 28 went from a 42G to a 38C (had back, breathing problems and unable to sleep) I had breask reduction surgery 3 weeks ago at first I was healing fine now I look like this ( this started into week 2). Is this normal? I am not in any pain and I am using the cream I was given daily. What is causing this and is it normal or is there something wrong here? The right breast seems to be healing fine. Please help.....
Left Breast Not Healing After Surgery? (photo)
Doctor Answers (4)
Left breast not healing
You had some areola necrosis from damage to the blood supply to this area. It should heal by itself, but the final color may be different.
You had a large breast reduction. You have some poor healing which is not UN common. This will heal well but may have a skin pigment issue which may last awhile. This occurs commonly with darker skinned patients. Your ps will guide you.
From your pictures it looks like you have lost circulation of your arela that caused your skin to (slough) die. Your breast will heal make sure you listen to your surgeon and follow the instructions step by step. You can do a scar revision later if needed.
You might also like...
Slow Healing After Your Reduction Mammoplasty
Have reviewed your photo and it appears that you have lost a portion of your areola from the 12 to 6 o'clock position. This is not common but does happen and in a matter of a few days to two weeks this will heal in and not leave much of a scar. The causes are a poor blood supply to the areolar with one of the more common reasons being a history of smoking or a low grade infection after the procedure. You are on the right course; be patient this will heal.
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.