My left areola droops down compared to the right one, will this even out over time to be the same shape as the other one?(photo)
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Early post operative asymmetry
Early post-op areola asymmetry and stretch
After any mastopexy procedure, differential swelling and other forces can cause some early areola distortion. This usually resolves over weeks to months, but if not can generally be easily corrected under local anesthesia. Ask your surgeon about this. I hope that this helps. Information about mastopexy with implants follows at the link below.
Areolar shape post mastopexy
I would not even begin to think about revision the site before three months...but I would prefer six. And... even if you do come to revision, it should be easily accomplished with a little local anesthesia. I like "Biocornuem" for scar management.
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Thank you for the question and photos. It appears that your scars are a bit tight and tension under that areola is contributing to the shape you noted. It will take many months for the breasts to fully heal and soften. Your scars will be maturing for at least 1 year. I recommend that you speak with your Plastic Surgeon about this area of concern and let them advise you about scar treatment which could benefit you.
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You do not mention the type of surgery you had or how far out from surgery you are. I am guessing a breastlift or breastlift with augmentation.
These surgeries take a while to settle. You need to allow a good 3 months for early healing, but full "settling" takes about a year. With your photos, you should wait. Scar management is helpful in healing, and there are different topical creams that work well in optimizing scars and the overall nipple-areola appearance: shea butter, cocoa butter, vitamin E, coconut oil. I would recommend you discuss this with your surgeon to check on her/his preference and recommendation. Overall your result looks very good!
My left areola droops down compared to the right one, will this even out over time to be the same shape as the other one?
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