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Areola discoloration question (pic)

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Areola discoloration question (pic)
« on: May 11, 2016, 06:50:44 PM »
Hello. I'm 15 days post op, and noticed this discoloration today on my nipple. There is a distinct line of lighter/darker areola on the upper third--its more red. Does this look to be a concern? Why would this happen? Thanks in advance.

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Re: Areola discoloration question (pic)
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 01:33:12 PM »
Absolutely no problem -- very common.  Just apply antibiotic ointment to the incision line.  The color should improve over the next several weeks.

Dr Jacobs
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Re: Areola discoloration question (pic)
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 05:37:17 PM »
Thanks for taking the time to respond Dr. Jacobs. :)

Re: Areola discoloration question (pic)
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 12:30:31 PM »
The top looks a bit more vascular than the bottom half of the areola . Small differences in circulation to the areola where a portion has a healing incision interrupting a portion of the blood supply compared to a potion with no incision are routine after surgery.
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Re: Areola discoloration question (pic)
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2016, 03:10:03 PM »
Thanks Dr. Pensler for your feedback. It's much appreciated. I've also got some hardness developing, inner pec, left side. I'm assuming its scarring of sorts. 

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