Nipple Healing Progression
(for Double Incision Patients)
As your plastic surgeon there is much that I do during top surgery to minimize and improve the potential scars, and I do this for every patient.
What are those things?
Meticulous and careful handling of your skin where the scars will be (I don’t use harsh and heavy clamps, or temporary staples or any sharp instruments near the skin border that will need to heal).
I make sure there is adequate and excellent blood flow throughout the healing skin by not taking away too much skin and fat, and not making the healing skin too “thin”.
When I sew the skin and nipple and areola back together I use multiple layers of sutures so that there will be strength not only on the very superficial level, but on the deeper levels as well.