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Breast Augmentation Scar Hardening
Compression/massage: Scars continue to remodel/mature for up to a year after surgery. Once healed, scars begin to harden and become red/raised before softening up again. Manual scar massage is highly effective. Other topical compression modalities also exist such as taping (with paper tape), silicone gels or sheets. These are available via the internet or at plastic surgery offices. Examples are mederma and scarfade. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: There is always going to be a scar after a surgical procedure. How a scar heals and fades is unique to each person, and can take up to a year. Scars for a breast augmentation can be hidden in the breast fold (underneath the breast), around the areola (dark skin around the nipple), or in the armpit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will the scar from my breast augmentation be noticeable? I enjoy spending time at the beach and may become intimate with new partners in the future. I am concerned about the visibility of scars from breast augmentation. Will they be noticeable or will the
Scars: Plastic surgeons still make scars. We like to place them in places that are less noticeable, (in wrinkles, contrast lines, etc;). Take care of your incision and scar so as to give yourself the best chance of a less noticeable scar. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had breast augmentation and lift 4 weeks ago. Both my breasts are red and sore all over the breast even not on the scarred part. I've put dermastine cream all over them. Is something wrong?
See you surgeon!: Pain and redness following surgery can indicate a number of things including infection. If treated early, you may be able to avoid removal of the implant. However, if left untreated it can progress to a worsening infection and the potential need for IV antibiotics and temporary implant removal. You definitely need to consult with your surgeon about this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What treatment is best for scar tissue around breast implant? It is 12 months post op and painful.. No hardening of breast implant.
Least of problems: As of now, women with implants are still "supposed" to be followed by the fda and their doctors for connective tissued disorders and autoimmune disorders also anaplastic lymphoma a rare ca. The least of the problems is scar tissue. Please refer to the fda website on their recent review. Unfortunately, breast implants are a very big and profitable industry--i hope they, and the docs step up. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will the scar from the breast implant removal surgery be larger than the initial one? I am considering a breast implant removal procedure due to the change of the breast shape and asymmetry. I am concerned about the size of the incision necessary for the
Hi i did breast implant one year ago but the scar still obvious like i did month ago! my doctor told me that my skin is the reason. What shoud i do?
Options: At 1 year, the scar should be mature. If the appearance is less than satisfactory, options include surgical revision or steroid injection. Everyone heals differently and some people are prone to problematic scarring. However, if the current scar bothers you, a revision may improve it ands a reasonable request.. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are possible complications from removing capsular contractures (hardening of breast tissue after breast augmentation)?
Usual Suspects: Bleeding, infection, recurrence of capsular contrature, thinning of the breast tissue, scar formation and breast implant malposition are among the more common problems that can occur. The upside is softer breasts and pain relief if you are experiencing soreness in the breasts currently. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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