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How long after the original scar heals can scar revision be done? i had breast implants two years ago and am not happy with how pronounced and obvious the scars are around my nipples. i have been told the scars will lighten over time, but i haven't seen m

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Dr. James Seward
Dermatology 23 years experience
I : I agree. Scars also often improve quite a bit over time which then requires less revision that one anticipates.
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Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 18 years experience
In : In general, the scar healing/maturation process takes about 1 year. Therefore, we like to wait at least a year before performing any type of scar revision surgery.
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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
Usually 1 year: Scars typically look worst at 4 months, and better at 10 months to a year. Please see your board certified plastic surgeon. He/she will discuss options with you.
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics 31 years experience
Two years: Scar revisions are best done when scars mature which means the healing process has reached a steady state. It takes usually 1 to2 years. However, if your scars are hyper pigmented, it may this is how your body heals. Each scar revision sets the clock back and you may even have worse scars. You could use lightening creams or other scar treatments to improve scars.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
One Year: Best to wait approximately one year after the initial operation prior to considering revisionary scar surgery. Best wishes.
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Dr. Andres Sarraga
Surgery - Plastics 18 years experience
It is best to wait at least 6 months to a year before revising the scars
Jul 20, 2013
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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