Surgery was sep 8th.
Left boob scar is smooth right boob scar inflamed red and he found a stitch still in the scar? (photo)
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Breast scar appearance?
If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself.
Hope that this helps! Best wishes for a wonderful result!
Difference in breast scars 2 months post-op.
Both scars are well-healed, but your right breast scar appears slightly hypertrophic compared to your left. This type of scarring can occur in the setting of increased inflammation (such as a retained suture), but can go on to mature quite nicely. However, the final scar appearance will not be evident for 6-12 months, and during that time you should avoid ALL ultraviolet exposure to prevent the scars from turning brown permanently!
I would consider scar pads on both, as your healing is incomplete and the scars can be modified by use of these. Talk to your surgeon. This is more about your own individual genetics of healing and scar formation than the effects of a suture or anything else. Though all surgeons do the same procedure and use the same sutures on both sides, they do not swell, heal, scar, or regain sensation perfectly symmetrically. But scar pads can help soften, flatten, and reduce the redness of your scars perhaps better than simply waiting and watching. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Left boob scar is smooth right boob scar inflamed red and he found a stitch still in the scar?
I am not sure what the question is here. The incisions look more similar than different. Chances are that once the suture was removed, that side will begin to settle down and in a few months you won't be able to tell much if any difference.
All the best.
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