I know it's probably too early to be concerned but I'm worried about my right nipple. The left one seems to be healing fine but my right areola is not a round shape like my left and it's darker plus the nipple seems to be hidden. What is your opinion? I have an appointment with my plastic surgeon in exactly one week. This is my second day after surgery.
Is my Right Nipple Ok? 2 Days After Breast Reduction? (PHOTO)
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Nipple OK after Breast Reduction?
Thank you for the question.
It would be in your best interest to see your plastic surgeon ASAP to evaluate the blood flow to the nipple areola complexes. This can be done much better in person; intervention may be necessary if the blood flow/supply is an issue. Please see him/her today if possible.
Please see your surgeon asap
I can't tell exactly from your photos but both nipples look a bit dark and this can be a sign of blood flow compromise. Without preop photos I don't know your natural nipple color but either way I would not wait a week to see your doctor but would call and ask to be seen asap. Waiting a week may eliminate being able to help this before it becomes uncorrectable.
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