Just an fyi about the nipple piercings: I...
Just an fyi about the nipple piercings: I didn't need to do sea salt soaks for very long, maybe a couple of days. They closed up really fast; I wouldn't even have been able to put them back in after a few hours.
I'm 6 days post op today, and they're starting to look even better! There's still swelling and my surgeon said that 80% of the swelling will be gone in four weeks and the rest in six months. I'm really happy so far with the results! My Dr. is awesome :)
It's been six months now. Everything has healed up...
23 Dec 2011
6 months post
It's been six months now. Everything has healed up nicely. The scars still need to flatten and fade. They can still be itchy at times. I'm not sure if that is normal? I have my six month post op visit with Dr. Meldrum on December 30th. Now that they've settled in, I could complain that they're not as perky as I had hoped for and that one of my nipples/areola is higher than the other. But, a little asymmetry is normal and they really look sooo much better than they did before. Overall, I am happy with the results.
2 years post op, went for scar revision
It's been a couple years and my scars have not flattened or faded. I ended up with hypertrophic scarring, so I went back for scar revision on September 25, 2013.
My breasts have had time to settle into their final shape and I'm happy with that, I was just very disappointed with the scars. We will see how the new scars turn out! Maybe I should post a new review under scar revision?
One week post op scar revision
I finally have the bandaging off! My ps said he used some long acting dissolvable sutures and some fast acting ones. I already had on spitting suture they had to remove. There is glue over my incisions that should be off in a week or so.
Glue is off, about 2 weeks post op
In these pictures I'm two weeks post scar revision surgery. Today I am actually three weeks post op.
I had two spitting sutures before the glue was all the way off. The first one I went to my PS to have it taken out. The second one was during the weekend and I applied polysporin ointment to it, it ended up coming out on its own before I saw the doctor on Monday.
Once the glue came off, I kept ointment on them for a few days, then began applying silicone gel and applying paper tape once the gel is dry. I hope this works out better than the last time! I wasn't as careful about everything the first time around; I didn't know I was prone to hypertrophic scars :/
7 weeks post scar revision
Things are looking pretty good. I've been applying silicone gel and putting tape on after the gel dries about once a week. The tape stays on for about a week. Scars are looking red and parts of them are slightly raised. I'm hoping with more time they will mature and look better than before.
About 10 weeks post scar revision
The scars are starting to widen and becoming more raised. I hope they don't get much worse. They're still looking much better than they did before the scar revision, but I had high hopes that they would be flat and thin this time. I'm still keeping them taped 24/7. I reapply the tape about every 6 days, and each time I apply silicone gel and let dry before putting the tape on.