During my breast reduction 15 years ago, my surgeon left behind some areolar tissue. The scars themselves are flat and white and barely noticeable, but there's some pigmentation on either side of the vertical incisions. Could these areas be removed surgically? If so, what's the procedure, cost, recovery, etc.? How long till the new scars fade to white like my original scars? Given that my original breast reduction was covered by insurance, is it possible a scar revision would be too?
Removal of Areolar Tissue Left Behind After Reduction?
Doctor Answers (3)
Scar revision is not covered by insurance
Residual Areola Pigmented Skin after Breast Reduction?
The area of residual areola pigment that you describe is sometimes seen after breast reduction or breast lifting surgery. This area of residual pigmented skin may be excised in the future ( most cases) when there is enough tissue laxity present.
Of course, precise advice would require direct examination.
Scar revision with areola skin in scar
Sometimes because of the size of the areola( being very large), part of the vertical closure contains portions of the areola. This can often be excised at a later time. You should go for a consultation to be evaluated. Insurance will not cover this.