How to ask for a revision without insulting my surgeon's work? (Photo)
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Speaking with your surgeon
It is important that you are open and honest in expressing your concerns to your surgeon. I'm sure he/she wants you to be happy with your results, and therefore a discussion is in order to develop a plan that you're both satisfied with. A revision at this point is too early. You will need to wait a minimum of 3-6 months before considering further surgery.
Nipple-Areaolar enlargement is common with a circumareolar lift and should have been discussed in detail prior to surgerythe TT scar does look good and low(except for the mid area where you had the problem)it does appear you still have excess skin and thickness to your abdominal flapWaiting at least 3 months prior to revision surgery would be a good idea, hopefully the breast tissues will stretch/relax and the NA complex can be simply reduced with diameter controlled by suture. The abdominal flap will need to be completely re-elevated with some significant lipo and/or fat resection. You would also achieve a better result if you were able to lose a few pounds between now and then.
How to ask for a revision without insulting my surgeon's work?
Usually any revision would be considered after at least 3 months healing. But if you had minor TT scar necrosis I would wait 6 months. Also try weight loss of 20 pounds during that time!
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Revision surgery is unusual but may be desired for several reasons. Most revisions should be done after 9-12 months. One cause for revision surgery are “dog ears” at the ends of the incisions. These are small folds of excess skin that do not flatten over time. They can be excised, suctioned or both.
Scars may widen or continue to be red and elevated. These may require laser treatment or injection with kenalog and 5-FU. Excision and reclosure may help some scars. Other treatments are available as well. Excess fat or loose skin may require liposuction and skin excision to obtain the best result. Additionally, one key to a satisfying result is realistic expectations.
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