Blisters/ discoloration after breast lift (Photo)

It has been 2 weeks since my surgery. Due to difference in size, one breast was augmented while the other was lifted and augmented. The doctor noticed a small opening at the bottom of my nipple on the lifted breast during my follow-up. He placed steri-strips on the vertical incision to take pressure off of the opening. Today, I noticed that the area around the opening looks odd as well as 2 blisters on the skin. Is it possible that the strips caused the blisters? Or could this be infected?

Doctor Answers 2


You have some separation at the base of your areola. Often local wound care is enough to help this heal.  Best to follow the instructions of your surgeon.

New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Breast lift result

Your small pink blisters look very typical of small blisters caused by the shear force of a streistrip that is under too much tension. That does not look like infection and should heal easily. However, the skin breakdown that I see in the photos on the underside of the aerola needs very close watching and wound care. Follow your surgeons instructions and continue under close supervision. Good luck.

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.