Thick Scars after Breast Reduction, is this normal? (photos)
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Scars after reduction
Thank you for your question and photos. I am sorry to hear about your scars. They are definitely thicker and redder than normal at 5 months. Unfortunately you have developed a hypertrophic scar. These can occur in some cases when the incisions are too tight or due to your genetics. At this point, your surgeon may recommend scar massage, silicone therapy, and steroid injections. If you do not see improvement by 8-12 months after surgery, the only other option would be a scar revision surgery. Good luck.
Postop Scar Hypertrophy
As you know, scarring is expected after surgery, but your scars are thicker and more pronounced than most women's. Usually in a case like this, we begin with steroid injection into the scar and aggressive external scar treatments. If that doesn't work, the only approach may be excision. Unfortunately, the same genetics that caused the thickening the first surgery may result in the same with a second surgery.
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