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A 33-year-old member asked:

Does breast reduction leave awful lasting scars?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Permanent but…: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. These operations are associated with scarring that is permanent; however, the scars are rarely “awful”. However, patients undergoing this operation should be aware that poor scarring may result and additional therapy and/or surgery may be necessary to improve the appearance of these scars. Best wishes.
Dr. Pankaj Tiwari
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
It leave scars.: Breast reduction does leave scars, but these scars really are well tolerated by patients. We are trading scars for a better, more youthful breast shape. The scars are around the areola, down to the inframammary fold and oftentimes along the inframammary fold. Don’t be scared! Breast reduction patients are some of the happiest patients in the field of plastic surgery.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How noticeable are scars after a breast reduction?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Different techniques: There are many different techniques which are popularly known as the crescent, donut, lollipop and anchor in order of increasing scarring. The appearance of the scars is the result of the technique used, the surgeon's skills and the individual's response to the injury and natural healing tendencies. Each of these 3 factors can play a major role in the result and noticeability of the scars. See fig.
Last updated Jun 18, 2018
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