Mastoplexy, Areola suture. What size suture would you put on a 38mm Areola?

Doct says he cut my Areola to 38mm during mastoplexy. I had a 50mm Areola erect. It's now 30mm erect. He says he cut it to 38mm but it's sutured to a 30mm size. I'm 10wks post op. Med record says he used a 3-0 biosyn suture around Areola. He says the suture he used will dissolve over time, although he won't give me a timeframe. Then it will expand to 38mm. I did not want my Areola reduced to begin w.

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Mastoplexy, Areola suture. What size suture would you put on a 38mm Areola?

I'm sorry to hear you are not pleased with the surgery. The areola size is most commonly reduced during a mastopexy and this is something you and the surgeon should have thoroughly discussed during your preoperative conference. But I agree 30mm is very small. However, if he used an absorbable suture the areola will most likely enlarge, probably closer to its original size in a short time, most likely a few months.

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Mastoplexy, Areola suture. What size suture would you put on a 38mm Areola?

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