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How noticeable are scars after a breast reduction?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Improve with time

Properly performed breast reduction in most patients results in scars that improve over time.
They get to the point at which they need to be examined closely to be evident in most cases over the first year.

In brief: Improve with time

Properly performed breast reduction in most patients results in scars that improve over time.
They get to the point at which they need to be examined closely to be evident in most cases over the first year.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Varies.

Difficult to generalize about the appearance of scars after breast reduction surgery, as each patient will heal differently.
Sometimes, after a period of a year or greater, it is difficult to see the scar lines. Sometimes, on the other hand, heavy scarring may occur and scar revision surgery and/or treatment may be beneficial.

In brief: Varies.

Difficult to generalize about the appearance of scars after breast reduction surgery, as each patient will heal differently.
Sometimes, after a period of a year or greater, it is difficult to see the scar lines. Sometimes, on the other hand, heavy scarring may occur and scar revision surgery and/or treatment may be beneficial.
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