Nipple / Areola complexes following breast reduction (Photo)
Also, the pictures attached are with me leaning slightly forward.
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Released from care at 3 weeks?
Three Weeks after a reduction
Nipple / Areola complexes following breast reduction
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I think it is inappropriate to discharge you after three weeks, before you fully healed. In our practice we see patients regularly after the surgery, and then at 6 months and 12 months after surgery before completely releasing them, but that's another issue.
Once you get a referral to another plastic surgeon, make sure to bring with you copies of your surgical report from your previous surgeon, as well as pictures he/she took before the surgery to allow your new surgeon to understand what was done during the surgery.
Inverted nipples following breast reduction
Inverted nipples after breast reduction
You still have very large breasts. It is hard to criticize the amount of reduction without seeing a before photo, but it appears as if you still have plenty of tissue that could be removed if a revision procedure was needed.
You should be following up with your surgeon regularly for at least the first 3 months after surgery. I prefer to see mine at the 6 month and 1 year mark too. You have paid for the surgery with either insurance copays or out of pocket. The follow up is considered part of the surgery and you should be utilizing it.
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