Healing after Breast Reduction?
Thank you for the question.
It is difficult to know what is going on without pictures or direct examination.
Superficial wound healing problems and/or scabbing is not unusual after this type of surgery; these areas tend to heal well and generally do not detract from the final results of surgery.
Continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
This is something that should be discussed with your plastic surgeon. In almost all cases this is superficial and heals without any problem. Keep up with your doctor frequently to see how you are healing.
It is best to consult with the plastic surgeon who performed your surgery to assess the healing of your nipple. Most often what you describe is something that will heal on its own in the next month or two. Good luck.
Breast Reduction - Breast Lift and Implants; Now with Scabs, White Tissue, ?Healing
It's difficult to know exactly what's happening - it could be something as simple as some superficial skin loss after surgery or, at the worse, a potentially very significant loss of tissue. A photo might be helpful but what you'll really need to do is see your plastic surgeon frequently. Local wound care may be adequate, and might help guide you to an excellent result.
If, on the other hand, this process involves deeper tissues then it may not be such a simple solution. Remaining under the care of your plastic surgeon is the best approach at this point.
I hope that this helps, and good luck,
White scabs in the areola
It sounds like you may have lost at least a partial thickness of the nipple/areola. This is a relatively rare complication resulting from inadequate blood flow to the skin. If it is only a partial thickness of the skin, regular dressings might be all you need and the areola will regrow the skin. If, unfortunately, it involves the whole thickness of the skin, it may need further surgery, such as skin grafts. Your surgeon will be the best person to advise.
Nipple Healing After Surgery: White Scab
Sounds like a superficial skin slough, but a photo would surely help. It could be a full thickness skin loss which is very serious. Best to post photo or see your chosen PS more frequently.
The first thing would be to know what type of breast reduction was performed. Usually the outer skin does not peel off unless it is a nipple graft. However, many of these type of problems will heal without the need for further surgery.
Nipple problem after breast reduction with breast implant
The stiffness and blistering and scab on the areola suggest that the circulation has been compromised and may mean that a portion of the nipple areola could be lost. Your healing is not normal. Keep regular appointments with your surgeon as it will take some time to see you through.
Best of luck,