3 months after breast reduction, is it too late to use something to lessen the appearance of the scars? (photo)
Had a BR 3 months ago. 2 weeks after had a hematoma and needed surgery again. Question is 1. Should it still be tender and sore when I touch it or wear a bra? 2. Is it too late to use something to lesson the appearance of the scar and 3. Why is it SO itchy?!? Thanks in advance
Doctor Answers (2)
What you mainly need is time and massage, the normal healing period is around one year, after that time you will need a scar revision (most likely) and your surgeon should have tell you that.
In the mean time you can use any silicone base scar gel.
Be sure you see a board certified plastic surgeon (American Board of Plastic Surgery)
Hi. Looking at the scars you may need the scar revised later when it has faded - if you are happy waiting it is better to wait for a year or so to see what they look like. If you do not think you want surgery then you shold start having either a vascular laser or Fraxel laser treatments to reduce the redness and improve the texture of the scar. You will need at least 5 treatments looking at the scar. If the scar is tender then massaging the scar for a few minutes a day will improve the sensitivity and reduce the firmness of the scar. Best of luck with things. Dr Charles Cope
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