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Title: Swollen areola 5 weeks post op - is this normal?
Post by: gynothrow on October 12, 2020, 09:37:15 AM

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!

Title: Re: Swollen areola 5 weeks post op - is this normal?
Post by: Miguel Delgado MD on October 12, 2020, 02:49:29 PM
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.
Title: Re: Swollen areola 5 weeks post op - is this normal?
Post by: gynothrow on October 13, 2020, 04:38:33 PM
Thanks Miguel, I appreciate you getting back to me! Hopefully the swelling will go down over the next couple of months :) 
Title: Re: Swollen areola 5 weeks post op - is this normal?
Post by: Dr. Schuster on November 11, 2020, 08:58:58 PM
Yes, this amount of swelling is normal. It is also difficult to comment more without seeing your pre-op photos.
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