This happens with circumareola lifts and will be more prominent when more skin is removed. I try to limit this techniques for small moves.
How likely is puckering around areola to go away?
Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well... This can happen with circumareola lifts most of the time, and they can be more prominent or showed more when a consider amount of skin is removed. Hugs!
You need to share your concerns with your surgeon and make sure that you are fully aware of the pros and cons of the circumareolar lift. Puckering can occur. It can take anywhere from 3-6 months to heal. Hope this helps -- Dr. Nazarian
Puckering around the areolas
The puckering (or pleating) around the areola will vary amount patients, depending on the extent of lift, sutures used, and surgical techniques. It may take 3-6 months for them to go away.
Please talk with your plastic surgeon and learn about circumareolar lift - limitations, risks, and benefits.
It is difficult to predict whether you will be able to breastfeed after the surgery. However, most patients are able to breastfeed after augmentation and lift.
In my experience with circumareolar mastopexies, the greater the size difference between the outer circle in the inner circle, the more early pleating which is what I think you are describing you will see. These pleats tend to dissipate after several months. Congratulations on your surgery and good luck on your continued recovery.
You just heard an excellent review from the first plastic surgeon. I agree completely. Only issue is I've seen the occasional patient where took six months or longer for complete resolution. Again, depends on how much skin the doctor is trying to remove.
The Pleating depends on the difference in diameter of the new areola and the surround breast skin defect. The larger the difference, the more the pleating. Thicker skin retains the pleating longer and in bigger lifts with thicker skin, may persist somewhat in the long term. I tell patients it is typically weeks to months, not days to weeks. I hope this helps.