After visiting my PS regarding scars 4 months after TT and Breast lift, he adminstered Steroid injections as all my scars went Keloid After a day or so the itching and discomfort subsided a little with the scars flattening a bit,going from pink to purple. I am going back in 3 weeks for follow up injections, but just the past 3 days I have notice the scars becoming slightly raised again and itching again, is this normal or should I contact my doctor to address this sooner rather than later.
Sensitive Scars? (photo)
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Raised Itchy Scars after Tummy Tuck
Raised, itchy scars after tummy tuck frequently benefit from steroid injections, particularly to ease the itching. The itching usually subsides after 1 to 2 years, but steroid injections can help in the interim.
Raised Itchy Scars Benefit From Treatment
It sounds like your surgeon's approach is a sound one. I would not be alarmed by what you are experiencing. I would never, though, discourage a call to your surgeon about any post op issues.
Kenalog is usually administered in a series of about three injections two or more weeks apart, and it is the "gold standard" for treating hypertrophic scars.
Thanks, best wishes.
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It sounds like you are in good hands and I would continue seeing your surgeon and following their recommendations