Author Topic: fixing crater left from surgery  (Read 2104 times)

Offline danny0000234

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I had surgery 2 years ago and was left with a slight crater under and around the nipple. It is not that bad as to require surgery again, although I am looking into fat grafts, or Injections with a filler.
However, my main question is; is it possible to re-model the fat cells, and scar tissue in the area through massage, to fill in the indentation?
There Is still fat tissue and scar tissue under the nipple,  I was just wondering if it was possible to shape this tissue over time with vigorous massage?
I do remember reading something on the topic a while back, but have not been able to find any information since.
Any feedback would be appreciated,
Thanks.

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Offline Dr. Elliot Jacobs

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If indeed you have a crater, then no amount of massage or wishful thinking will make it better.  It would require revision surgery to improve it.  Sometimes fat grafting will work; other times fat flaps are the answer.  Only a consultation with a gyne expert in your area can answer for sure.

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Offline danny0000234

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thanks, what are your thoughts on a synthetic filler?
its only a slight depression, so it wouldn't take much to fix I wouldn't think. 

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Fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm could possibly work -- but since they only come in 1cc syrings, it would take 5-10 syringes even for the smallest crater -- and it is very expensive.  And then, it would have to be repeated every year or so because these fillers tend to dissipate.  Definitely not worth it.

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Curious to know if you went for synthetic fillers or other options to resolve your craters. Thanks 


 

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