Should I be concerned about nipple necrosis? (Photos)
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Continue routine post op
This early post operatively there is a lot of swelling and bruising. If the tissues are warm and swollen, the skin will very often heal very well. Even with a small amount of skin loss of the areola, the final outcome is typically excellent. I typically recommend Aquaphor for any dark or bruised appearing regions of the nipple or areola. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns, but be reassured that things appear to be doing well at this point.
Thank you for your pictures. It appears that you may have a very small edge that maybe necrotic. At this point there's nothing you can do. As soon as your plastic surgeon contacts you please schedule a consultation for evaluation. Most likely this area will just form a scab and then heal beneath the scab.
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