Am I healing correctly? Is my scar placement normal? (photos)
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Visible scar and too big 3 months after surgery
Thank you for asking about your breast reduction.
- You are still swollen and have another 3 - 6 months to see your final result.
- I doubt that you will end up a C - but it is possible.
- Your scars are a little high - a revision may be needed but now they look poor because of the swelling below.
- They may end up looking excellent and not need a revision when all the swelling is gone.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Breast reduction healing
You still have some time to heal and for the scars to settle. I do feel your scars are slightly higher than we like to see them, and I do feel that some revision will be needed on the inner aspect. I would discuss things with your surgeon and if not satisfied, get a second opinion to assist you in your decision making process. Good luck.
Incisions and breast reduction
I like to keep the inframammary incision slightly above the breasts fold. These in my opinion may be a bit higher. However, you need to give it a good 6 months or so for all the swelling to subside. You may eventually need a scar revision to adjust for the extra skin along the medial aspects(central).
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Your breast shape and scars left from breast reduction surgery can be changed up to 6-18 month after surgery. If you do not have any infection, a terrible pain, swellings, rashes, redness or fever, this is a good sign. Anyway, I would recommend you wear a bandage over your breast to support your breasts for another 3-6 months. This would help getting your breast in a good shape.
Am I healing correctly? Is my scar placement normal?
Thank you for the question and pictures. Although I think that your incisions are healing nicely, I think that you do have excess skin/tissue present along the lower breast poles on both sides. I would not be surprised, if revisionary breast reduction surgery is necessary to improve the appearance of the lower breast poles and/or decrease breast size further. This type of revisionary breast surgery should allow for better positioning of your scars ( "hidden" scars generally do not bother patients as much as visible scars). I think it will be in your best interest to evaluate the outcome of the procedure performed 3 to 6 months from now.
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