What does it mean for my areola skin to come off and have yellow crust on the wound? (Photo)
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nana Mizuguchi, MD
DepigmentationAfter breast surgery implies second degree injury to the skin but almost always returns to normal.
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Understanding post-op changes involving the areola
From your photograph, it appears that the blood supply to the areola became significantly reduced during the procedure. When the areola, or any other area of skin, is stressed in this way it often peels. Your pigmentation will improve slowly and gradually over a period of several months.
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