Should I get a revision for my periareolar top surgery? And when?
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Should You Get Periareolar Top Revision Surgery
Typically, it's best to wait 6 to 12 months depending on the reason for #revision and it's still early in your healing. The ideal technique best for you is difficult to determine online by photos alone. There are several methods used which depend upon the patient’s breast or chest #size before surgery. Considerations include the #laxity of skin, the #size of the #areola, the amount of #fat and recent weight #gain or weight #loss.
The most common procedures include the #periareola, #buttonhole, #double incision, and #anchor patterns. I often use #liposuction along with the double #incision for larger breasts, and, some variation for smaller breasts; depending upon the position of the areola. The female breast nipple and #areola are often centered on the breast. However, the nipple and areola are lower and closer to the outside edge of the #pectoralis muscle in the male patient. Shaping the side of the chest may also be required and can be performed with #suctioning; along with contouring of the muscle, as noted above, to provide the best definition for the chest. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will #confirm if you would actually benefit from a revision and the type best suited for your revision during an in-person evaluation.
Your surgery was one month ago and there will still be some changes in the appearance of your chest. The skin may tighten and pull the lower fold, causing the bulge of skin and its shadow to disappear. However, in my opinion this will not be sufficient to completely flatten the bulge. Removal of the remainder of the breast tissue will also cause the bulge to flatten, although one cannot predict that the skin will become taut. My guess is that it will still look loose and wrinkly. Your best bet is to cut out some skin with the remaining breast tissue. The upside is a better contour, the downside is a scar across the bottom of the chest.
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