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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?

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Dr. Marc Polecritti
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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..

In brief: 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..
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Your physician is correct in that everybody heals differently and for some people, scarring can leave unsatisfactory results. Scar revision is still an option and can sometimes decrease the scar.
Dr. Ashley Gordon
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unsightly scar

Everyone heals differently and genetics play a role in wound healing and scarring.
At one year, a scar is considered mature. Options include a revision, 1540 nm laser treatment, and steroid injections with or without 5fu (fluorouracil). It would be helpful to see an image of your scars. Treatment depends on their appearance. Are the dark, raised, red, and/or itchy? Are both sides unsightly or just one?

In brief: Unsightly scar

Everyone heals differently and genetics play a role in wound healing and scarring.
At one year, a scar is considered mature. Options include a revision, 1540 nm laser treatment, and steroid injections with or without 5fu (fluorouracil). It would be helpful to see an image of your scars. Treatment depends on their appearance. Are the dark, raised, red, and/or itchy? Are both sides unsightly or just one?
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Scar treatments

There are many potential options for scar management beginning with avoidance of sun exposure and tobacco use, topical pressure and massage, silicone gel sheeting, injected steroids, and possibly even scar revision.

In brief: Scar treatments

There are many potential options for scar management beginning with avoidance of sun exposure and tobacco use, topical pressure and massage, silicone gel sheeting, injected steroids, and possibly even scar revision.
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Dr. Jie Xu
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Unfortunate.

People heal differently and some end up with big thick scar tissue.
Some may consider scar revision, which is cutting out the old scar, but you may end up with a similar scar once you heal. Speak with your doctor, consult a general or plastic surgeon, and best of luck!

In brief: Unfortunate.

People heal differently and some end up with big thick scar tissue.
Some may consider scar revision, which is cutting out the old scar, but you may end up with a similar scar once you heal. Speak with your doctor, consult a general or plastic surgeon, and best of luck!
Dr. Jie Xu
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