What procedure would you recommend to correct/revise my breast lift surgery for my nipples which are an inch too high? (Photo)
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Nipples too high.......?
Re: My Nipples are too high after breast lift ...
Thank you for your question, and images.
I agree that it appears that your nipple seems positioned a high. Otherwise you seem to be healing well, and have good symmetry.
My recommendation at this point (6 weeks post Op) is to continue your course of healing and reach tissue equilibrium to where the breasts are supple and softened throughout.
It is likely to expect that by three to four months from surgery you will be able to have your lift revised to a more complementary shape overall. You may also require a lower pole wedge excision to help with the final revision.
I hope this helps.
S.P. Maggi, MD, FACS
Austin Plastic Surgery Center
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All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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