I did a breast aumentation. The doctor did a very bad job! I regret every single minute that I went to him. The damage is done. Is anything that I can do to remove the scars on my breast? He left a T - really bad scar on my breast? Is there any procedure, surgery or anything to remove the scar in my breast? Please help me.
How Can I Get Rid of Bad Scars from Breast Augmentation?
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There are many things you can do to assist with scar...
There are many things you can do to assist with scar maturation such as massage, lotions like emu oil, and IPL treatments. Even left to their own devices, the scars will generally improve over 1-2 years and get even better over a longer time period.
It sounds as though your relationship with your doctor was suboptimal and that may be causing you to be extra critical of scars that are actually normal. Perhaps seeing another doctor for an evaluation would be wise and could put your mind at ease about your own situation.
Bad Scars after Breast Augmentation Can Be Improved with Laser and or Revision
Thank you for your question. I am very sorry to hear of your experience.
If your scars are new and pink or red then IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) or Non ablative Erbium Laser Treatments can help improve them.
If the scars are mature-over a year or two old-then surgical revision may be necessary.
Usually these scars can be improved. Of course see your doctor and ask what can be done. If you do not get the answers that you are looking for seek a second opinion with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who is experienced in Breast Surgery.
Make sure a scar revision is not done prematurely.
Most scars improve with time and require no revision. Reoperation will only lengthen the time it takes to get a good result. I would suggest you visit a different plastic surgeon and discuss the possibility of revision. If the scar is less than 6 months old, I would be shocked if a revision was offerred.
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Scar characteristics are important
What is a bad scar? This means different things to different patients. It is important to look at the characteristics of the scar:size, width, height, color, texture, location, contour. Each characteristic is judged separately and treatment is customized. Unfortunately, scars cannot be erased, just modified. In general, it is usual practice to give the body time to have the scar process go through its many phases. This may take six to twenty-four months.
It is usually a mistake, or even unnecessary, to prematurely "treat" a scar. Redness will often resolve. Thickness will abate. Texture will soften. I have seen over-treatment of scars that lead to additional problems or at least more expense without benefit. There are a myriad of potential treatments (scar revision, Z- or w-plasties, silicone gel or sheeting, steroid injections, laser treatments, pressure therapies) but some carry significant side-effects or costs, promise results that are unpredictable, or may not address the specific sharacteristic you want to influence. Be patient and work carefully with a reputatble plastic surgeon. Do not jump into treatments before considering the risks and benefits.
Help with Breast Scars
I am so sorry you had that experience. It sounds as if you also had a lift (thus the T-scar).
If it is still early, less than a year, scar creams can help. Examples of scar creams are Scar Guard and Kelokote and they are available without a prescriptions.
If it has been longer than a year, bad scars may sometimes need to be revised with surgery. Seeing a plastic surgeon can help determine if that is an option.
Scar revision from a breast augmentation
Every person heals differently and will improve over the next 3 to 6 months. If the scar has not healed well then a revision may be needed. Some patients require up to one year to fully mature. Once revised there are several steps to follow. A nice scar starts in the operation room. The incision must be placed in the right position, sutured keeping the tension off of the skin itself. Also it has been show that keeping the incision taped for the first three weeks keeps some of the early tension off of the scar. Then from the end of the third week to the end of the third month it helps to use a topical product with silicone.
Treatment for Breast Aug Scars
Non-surgical options for reducing breast augmentation scars would be scar massage, and compressive silicone scar treatment patches. The compressive silicone sheets would need to be worn for several months. If this did not provide the results you had hoped for, scar revision surgery may be needed.
Breast Scar Revision Los Angeles Doctor
I use a combination of scar excision, IIT, and ablative or non-ablative laser to retexturize a breast scar. This should be performed simultaneously with application of topical Melarase cream.
How Can I Get Rid of Bad Scars from Breast Augmentation
If you are in the immediate post op period then massage and/or different emollients can be helpful. If it has been later than a year then surgical excision and revision of the scar has proven to be the best and longest lasting.
Web reference: http://www.drvitenas.com/breast-augmentation.html
Scar from Breast Augmentation
Sounds like you need to discuss this with your surgeon, or seek advise from another Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery ( ASPS) regarding scar revision. Scar revision can be an office procedure. Usually, the scar is cut out, and you start over with the care of it. Remember to avoid the sun when possible, and use sunscreen under your swimsuit.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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