I am two weeks post op from a breast lift and augment. My nipples are different sizes, when measured .25 inches!
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Different nipple sizes
It is not uncommon to have some minor size and shape differences from right to left after undergoing a Mastopexy+aug or mastopexy alone. Most surgeons use a sizer in the OR to cut the nipple areola complex so they are the exact same size, then when the skin is sutured around them there can be some minor changes in size/shape. This typically resolves with some time. The tight skin will also relax with time. Continue seeing your surgeon and listening to them regarding your post-op care, surely they want you to have the best result you can.
Areola are different after surgery
Thanks for your question. At 2 weeks post op you still have a lot of swelling. The areola tissue is much more flexible than the other breast tissue and tends to expand and stretch with the swelling of the breast. Your areola will absolutely decrease in size. This may still take a few weeks though. If at 3-6 months post op, you are still unhappy, then your surgeon will be able to do a simple scar revision to make them more symmetric.
Different size areolas after a lift with augmentation
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