Almost Five Years out and Scars Are Hideous and Disfiguring - Torrance, CA
I know many people have a wonderful result with...
- 31 Oct 2010
I know many people have a wonderful result with this surgery, but I am one of the ones who developed thick, itchy, raised and bumpy hypertrophic scars. To this day, almost five years later, they are red and sometimes itchy, and numb. Before the surgery, ( I had lost 150 lbs.) I was a little uncomfortable wearing short sleeved shirts because of the flappy skin. Now I can only wear long sleeved shirts, even on the hottest summer day.
Also, beware of the pictures you see. To this day, my plastic surgeon shows pictures of my arms on his website. The difference looks dramatic and positive, but the the picture was taken at an angle where my scars didn't show. He never even acknowledge that there was a problem, he just kept shrugging and saying "lets hope" the scars improve on their own.