"I’m 28yrs-old and i had BA 5 months ago. 2 weeks after surgery when i went to follow up, my PS said, it seemed there might be blood in my left breast, so he removed blood and scar tissues. (left breast)3 month later, Capsule contracted, so I had surgery to remove capsule and replace with new implant. (left breast) 1 month later, I was having pain, so removed implants. Now i’m 10 days post explant surgery. My left nipple became dark, flattened, and caved in. Will it come back? it’s not necrosis?"


DR. POUSTI: Nipples Caved in after Breast Implant Removal?

Thank you for the question and pictures.

The “caved in” appearance of the nipple/areola is likely related to underlying scar tissue causing the nipple/ areola to adhere to the underlying tissue. This may slowly resolve with massage and maturation of the underlying scar.

I am concerned about the description of the left areola being “dark”.

Continued follow-up with your plastic surgeon is indicated; revisionary breast surgery may become necessary.

Best wishes.

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