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After a breast reconstrucion surgery at the ages of 22, will I have visibles scars in that area after full recovery?

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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If your breasts are youthful looking and your surgeon can preserve your nipple then you could have very little visible scarring.
At 22 it sounds like you may have brca issues so again it depends in the above. Shaped implants will give the best result. It is important to remember that even wide scars once mature are often not very noticeable.

In brief: Depends

If your breasts are youthful looking and your surgeon can preserve your nipple then you could have very little visible scarring.
At 22 it sounds like you may have brca issues so again it depends in the above. Shaped implants will give the best result. It is important to remember that even wide scars once mature are often not very noticeable.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on situation

If you are having a cancer surgery, the scarring really depends on what kind of mastectomy is required to treat the cancer. If the tumor is small, and not near the nipple, a "skin-sparing" or "nipple-sparing" mastectomy would preserve more of your tissue than a traditional version.
This would be better for you, in terms of few, smaller scars, particularly with the nsm.

In brief: Depends on situation

If you are having a cancer surgery, the scarring really depends on what kind of mastectomy is required to treat the cancer. If the tumor is small, and not near the nipple, a "skin-sparing" or "nipple-sparing" mastectomy would preserve more of your tissue than a traditional version.
This would be better for you, in terms of few, smaller scars, particularly with the nsm.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. Matthew Galumbeck
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Scars are permanent

The scars from any surgery including breast reconstruction are permanent.
However over time, the scars will most likely fade to a thin white line. Massaging the scar with vitamin E oil or cocoa butter may help speed up the process to make the scars less noticeable.

In brief: Scars are permanent

The scars from any surgery including breast reconstruction are permanent.
However over time, the scars will most likely fade to a thin white line. Massaging the scar with vitamin E oil or cocoa butter may help speed up the process to make the scars less noticeable.
Dr. Matthew Galumbeck
Dr. Matthew Galumbeck
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Dr. Evan Sorokin
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

All surgery leaves scars.
The goal of plastic surgery is to leave fine lines but unfortunately some people scar worse than others despite all precautions.

In brief: Yes

All surgery leaves scars.
The goal of plastic surgery is to leave fine lines but unfortunately some people scar worse than others despite all precautions.
Dr. Evan Sorokin
Dr. Evan Sorokin
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on technique

There are many different approaches that may involve implants, flaps or grafts.
Certainly the collaboration between your surgeon and plastic surgeon will help to minimize the visibility of the scars of both the mastectomy and/or reconstruction.

In brief: Depends on technique

There are many different approaches that may involve implants, flaps or grafts.
Certainly the collaboration between your surgeon and plastic surgeon will help to minimize the visibility of the scars of both the mastectomy and/or reconstruction.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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