Hello. I had a BA/BL 4 weeks ago. I had a lolipop incision (not a full vertical to the crease) I have very fair skin. My steri strips just fell off today. There appears to be little to no scarring. Do scars tend to get raised and red over time or could this possibly be the result? It looks amazing and just want to be prepared if it will change. My csection scars healed well but were definately more red and raised one month post op. thank you for any comments.
Scarring After Breast Lift. What is Normal?
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Scarring after Breast Augmentation/Lifting?
Congratulations on having had a successful breast augmentation/lifting operation. You may find that the scars “worsen” in appearance during the next 4 to 6 weeks. In my experience, scars tend to look their worse 2 months after surgery (generally speaking); after that time period scars tend to improve in appearance.
I would suggest close follow-up with your plastic surgeon. Use products such as silicone gel or sheeting if he/she recommends them.
Breast surgery scars
Scarring after breast lift - what is normal?
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!
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Scarring After Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
Minimal scars 4 weeks after breast augmentation with lift is a very good sign
Thank you for your question. Typically at 4-6 weeks after breast augmentation and breast lifts scars are pink and can even in some cases be red. The fact that your scars are healing so well is a very good sign and implies that you may continue to have excellent scars.
As you resume normal activity you may see some pinkness or redness develop but your plastic surgeon can advise on appropriate scar management.For scars that do become red raised and itchy, we have found the 1540 fractional erbium non-ablative laser very helpful to reduce these scars to a normal appearance.
Scars Healing Process After Breast Augmentation
Every patient is different with a specific skin type and ability to recover. Also, the post-surgical ambulation will play a major role in your recovery.
Nonetheless, it is often common that scars will become red and a bit puffy at about 2-3 months post-surgery to subside again with time.
It is important that you keep your scars covered when you are exposed to sunlight so they will not darken and become bold permanently.
I recommend that you keep on applying the scar guarding cream your surgeon prescribed.
Thank you for your question and the best of wishes to you.
Scars after lift/aug
Hi, yes the scars will change over the next few months. they will go from barely noticeable to pink or red and slightly raised over the first 10-12 weeks before they start fading slowly over the course of several months. this is kind of the usual course but everyone is different and depending on skin type, patients can heal at different paces. the use of recommended scar creams with silicone and other ingredients can also be helpful during the first few months.
Scars are at their WORST at 2-3 months. They then mature and improve over the next 6-12 months. If at 2 months, your scars are good, then you will have a great result!
Perhaps I shouldn't let the cat out of the bag, but scarring - good or bad - is mainly due to the patient's own healing response rather than surgical skill in closing the wound.
At 4 weeks, the scars being flat is a good thing. But, they may become red and raised over the next several weeks but usually settle down.
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