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summer7 02-11-2010 12:16 PM

Fixing areola after augmentation
I had a breast augmentation and the areolas have stretched so much, are uneven and oval in shape now. Should I have to pay to have this corrected?

robyne00 02-11-2010 12:20 PM

Yes, you can get areola reduction surgery.

Areolas sometimes get distorted when implants are improperly placed or are too big for the patient.

summer7 02-11-2010 12:28 PM

The implants I have are tiny! I had the procedure done so I would have more of a lift and make them look fuller. When he did the surgery, he reduced the size of the areola but now they are bigger than before! I just thought they should fix it for free.

robyne00 02-11-2010 12:31 PM

If he fixed the areolae as part of your surgery, revision should be included, however, every surgeon makes their own individual decisions regarding what they will cover post-op. It also depends on how detailed the waiver you signed prior to surgery was, regarding liability. Most times revisions are not covered, unfortunately, although they should be. When you sign your papers pre-op, it is almost like signing your rights away most times.

la_angel 02-13-2010 10:36 PM

If your plastic surgeon made them smaller and they are now larger, that tells me the fresh scar tissue (which is thinner and weaker than normal skin) stretched out post-op. How long ago was the surgery?

As Robyne said, it depends on how ethical the surgeon is. It's customary for the revision to be free of charge (except for anesthesia and O.R.) but now some plastic surgeons try to weasel their way out of that too :mad:

summer7 02-18-2010 10:25 PM

The surgery was almost a year ago. It wasnt a gradually process for them to stretch either... it was immediately after the surgery. I had no idea that was even possible! I wasnt told that could happen.

robyne00 02-19-2010 06:58 PM

Did you discuss this matter with your surgeon?

la_angel 02-21-2010 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by summer7 (Post 4898)
it was immediately after the surgery.

Well IMO then the surgeon didn't do a very good job stitching you back up. I would speak to him and ask for a revision. Make it clear you should only be responsible for O.R. and anesthesia.

robyne00 02-21-2010 07:03 PM

I agree with la_angel, as it was a part of your surgery. Good luck ... some of the surgeons stick with the paperwork you sign pre-op, where they claim no possibility of surgeon negligence (no responsibility in my opinion) and you are stuck footing the future bill for their errors.

joanna 05-14-2010 07:41 PM

do they fix areolas after giving birth? do they have that kind of surgery? i had three babies and 1 of each are twins. my areolas are pretty streched and looks worst than i could possibly describe. :(

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