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What can I do about the breast augmentation scar that is now hardening?

What can I do about the breast augmentation scar that is now 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 more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

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 more

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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

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 more

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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?

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 more

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What treatment is best for scar tissue around breast implant? It is 12 months post op and painful.. No hardening of breast implant.

What treatment is best for scar tissue around breast implant? It is 12 months post op and painful.. No hardening of breast implant.

Dermatology: Probably best to consult with a board certified dermatologist. Collagen injections into the scar with dermabrasion or cortisone injections to thin the scar tissue: I would advise a dermatology consultation or platic surgery opinion. ...Read more

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Must I have surgery to remove scar tissue from my breast implant?

Must I have surgery to remove scar tissue from my 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 more

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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 more

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What are possible complications from removing capsular contractures (hardening of breast tissue after breast augmentation)?

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 more

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Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Yes generally: speaking. Its safety will, more precisely depend on the specific patient's state of health, surgical technique, and surgeon's experience and dedication, to name some factors. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more