Author Topic: Swollen areola 5 weeks post op - is this normal?  (Read 137 times)

Offline gynothrow

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I had my gyno surgery done five weeks ago and my areola seems to be very swollen, with it cratering in the nipple area whenever I don't wear my vest (I'm advised by my surgeon that it's now only necessary to wear the vest 12 hours a day). I just wanted to know if this amount of swelling five weeks post op is normal and what I could do to improve the swelling. Thanks in advance!


Offline Miguel Delgado MD

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Five weeks is very early in the recovery process.  This is most likely normal swelling.  It really takes up to 2-3 months for the areola swelling to settle down.
Miguel A Delgado,MD,FACS
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Offline gynothrow

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Thanks Miguel, I appreciate you getting back to me! Hopefully the swelling will go down over the next couple of months :) 

Offline Dr. Schuster

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Yes, this amount of swelling is normal. It is also difficult to comment more without seeing your pre-op photos.
Dr. Schuster
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Northwest Hospital
Private practice in Baltimore, Maryland
10807 Falls Road
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
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