Feeling discouraged; BA and BL done September 2nd. Still have open wounds on nipples, the shape is very square ? (photo)
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Discouraged after breast augmentation and lift
Thank you for your clinical post and photographs. Breast augmentation and breast lift was performed only 1.5 months ago. You are still in the early phases of healing. The breasts themselves will continue to settle and the scars will improve. The implants will tend to stretch out the bottom pole and round out the square shape that you were concerned about. The periareolar and inframammary scars will eventually fade and many plastic surgeons offer laser treatments as part of the post-operative care. Once the small open T-point incisions close silicone gel strips followed by intense pulsed light or pulse dye treatments can fade the redness. Fractional lasers can smoothen out the texture and over 12 months generally most patients are extremely happy. At this point in time careful follow-up with your plastic surgeon and his nursing team is important. I’m sure you’ll end up with an excellent aesthetic result. Fortunately, enhancement or revision surgery is rare, but if required will often take a good result and make it even better.
I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.
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R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
REvision breast lift/ augmentation
Recovery takes time, things can look strange initially
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