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How can i get rid of scar tissue around the areola of my breast after having augmentation and then breast lift surgery?
I had gotten breast implants and six months later I went back to get a breast lift. The doctor moved my nipple up some and I now have scar tissue which is around the side of the nipple. It is very noticeable especially if I wear tight clothing. It looks like I have two nipples. It is very hard and about the size of a dime. I want to know if there is anything I can do to remove this. I had the surgery over two years ago.
Thank you for this question. The typical incision is completely around the nipple. If there is one area that is larger, was there a wound healing issue in this area? If there was, then I understand why there is a larger area of scar there. If you are a short time after you breast lift surgery I recommend scar massage and silicone sheeting. I personally evaluate each patient for steroid injections.
R. Whitfield, MD
Avoid steroid injections for scars around the nipple areola-they can cause tissue atrophy and widening of the scar.
Laser treatments with the 1540 non ablative erbium laser can be very helpful. If all else fails a surgical revision may be required.