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International Forum => U.K. => Topic started by: vacantuser on October 06, 2018, 01:12:36 PM

Title: Scar Tissue 6 Months Post Surgery with Mr Vijh. Injections?
Post by: vacantuser on October 06, 2018, 01:12:36 PM
I had surgery with Vik Vijh on 20/09/18, is it normal for the the nipples to scab over? Should I be putting any dressing or anything between them and my compression vest?
Title: Re: Is nipple scabbing post surgery normal?
Post by: vacantuser on October 06, 2018, 01:17:07 PM
Other nipple
Title: Re: Is nipple scabbing post surgery normal?
Post by: nonini on October 06, 2018, 03:02:15 PM
How long ago was the surgery? Where is the incision and have you talked to the doctor?
Title: Re: Is nipple scabbing post surgery normal?
Post by: vacantuser on October 06, 2018, 03:32:56 PM
Two and a half weeks ago via armpit incision. I emailed him, I'm waiting for a response
Title: Re: Is nipple scabbing post surgery normal?
Post by: nonini on October 07, 2018, 09:05:44 AM
Always difficult to say without the docs input, but the whole point of going through the armpit is to avoid scars on your chest so this shouldn't be normal.
Title: Re: Is nipple scabbing post surgery normal?
Post by: wakenbake123 on October 08, 2018, 12:54:26 PM
I had slight nipple scabbing and I had surgery with Vijh it appeared around the same time and took a week to come away in one piece. Think its normal due to surgery numbing the area. I applied sudocrem to break it down under my compression top. 
Title: Re: Is nipple scabbing post surgery normal?
Post by: vacantuser on October 09, 2018, 04:43:48 AM
I asked the office and they said it was perfectly normal. Their advice was to put some non-stick dressing on it, and that seems to be doing the trick! 
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: P_ns18 on November 06, 2018, 10:04:44 AM
This happened to me after my surgery with Mr Vijh, It cleared up pretty quickly and was no problem after a few weeks.
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: vacantuser on December 09, 2018, 05:02:03 PM
11 weeks post op.

Contour of chest improved vastly.

Area still very red and lumpy scar tissue forming underneath red areas. 

Has anybody else experience a similar recovery process?
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: hauser99 on December 16, 2018, 05:49:34 AM
Have you been back in touch with Vijh? I've seen some pictures of nipple scabbing and scarring but your case seems fairly extreme.
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: vacantuser on December 16, 2018, 12:36:01 PM
Yes, he said it should improve naturally over time and sent me a gel that is meant to reduce redness. I'll post another photo when there's a noticeable improvement
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: hauser99 on December 16, 2018, 05:24:48 PM
Yes, he said it should improve naturally over time and sent me a gel that is meant to reduce redness. I'll post another photo when there's a noticeable improvement
Hope the recovery goes well mate.
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: nonini on December 17, 2018, 05:09:46 PM
Maybe consider getting a second opinion as well.
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: Cristalis on January 09, 2019, 09:50:13 AM
Brother, did your doc seen you or the pictures? That didnt look like a normal scab, that looked burned, that looked like NECROSIS(death of the tissue)

Your doc should have seen you right away!!! Look at you now, you are full of scars, the doc do this surgery through armpit so that there would be non scars under the areolas but you are now all scars you dont even have any niples left!

Not seeing you ASAP for this and saying its perfectly normal is malpractice!

He gave you a focking gel? What about all that scars and gone forever areolas/niples, does that gel will give you back? 

Dont get me wrong here, im not attacking you and im very sorry this happened to you!. 
Nowadays i see that some doctors are very unprofessional, they take your money, they operate on you and then they dont even see you or you cant directly contact them.
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: paranoia on March 04, 2019, 07:54:37 AM
Can you post an update? I was thinking of getting surgery but this is making me question things....
Title: Re: Nipple scabbing post surgery during recovery
Post by: vacantuser on April 01, 2019, 04:57:30 PM
There has been little to no change. I've been told it can take 6-24 months for this kind of scarring to go down. I've found one other mention of it http://gynosurgery.io/botched/ (http://gynosurgery.io/botched/) but can't find out if it's something that resolved itself or not in any other cases. Mr Vijh is confident that it will resolve itself with time but has said that steroid injections could potentially speed up the healing process. It was mentioned that the injections could cause slight discolouration to the scar tissue, I'm not sure if it's worth risking the injection to speed up the healing if there are potential consequences that wouldn't be present otherwise... Are there any people in the forum that have experienced similar scar tissue or steroid injections and could provide good links or provide their story?
As for deciding whether to get surgery, there's no denying I am much happier with the contour of my chest and don't feel as self conscious when clothed, however it has made me very uncomfortable getting topless in public as it gets far more stares and questions than gyno. Since getting the surgery I have realised what I think I knew all along, there is no silver bullet that will rid you of your insecurities, it's a matter of understanding them and not letting them consume you.