Help for scar pain
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I am sorry for your difficulties. Although uncommon, hypertrophic scarring can occur with breast reduction surgery. The causes are multi-factorial, but at this point relief of your symptoms is paramount. When thickened/painful scars occur various treatments are available to help alleviate your symptoms. Silicon sheeting or gels as well as pressure/compression therapy are a good first step. Another option is for steroid injections into the scars to help soften the scars and relieve the pain. If these nonsurgical treatments are unsuccessful then surgical excision can be beneficial routinely with decreased risk of recurrence. Please contact your surgeon to discuss your situation and options. Good luck!
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