Will microneedling improve my breast lift scars? What kind of improvements can I expect? (photo)

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Microneedling and breast scars

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Thank you for your question.  Microneedling can certainly improve scars and works well in all pigmenation types.   A newer techique is using platelet rich plasma (PRP) with microneedling to enhance results due to the growth factors.   I wish you improvement in your scars.  All the best.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Lipo-lift, breast lift, breast reduction, mastopexy, benelli, augmentation mastopexy

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I appreciate your question.
I perform a liposuction breast lift that removes tissue from the areas you don't want such as near the armpit and the lower portion hanging near your stomach. Once I use this to shape the breast I then remove the skin to tighten the breast and create a better shape with nice cleavage. Since I perform this less invasively the recovery time is faster and drains are not necessary. The size would depend on the proportion with your body versus going for a cup size. It works very well if there are asymmetries. I can also use the removed fat as a natural breast augmentation by grafting the fat back into the breast to create more projection or into the top to create more cleavage. This procedure can also be combined with an implant if needed or wanted.  It should not affect nipple sensation, mammograms, cancer risk or breast-feeding. If you gain or lose weight, the transferred fat can do the same.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.  Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery.  
Best of luck!    
Dr. Schwartz 
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

Microneedling for breast lift scars

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Yes, microneedling can be used to improve scars.  The scars won't disappear but can certainly be improved.  Microneedling shouldn't be considered earlier than 6 months after surgery.  Be sure to consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon.  Good luck! 

Zachary Farris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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Microneedling for breast scars?

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Great question! Microneedling is an excellent treatment to improve the appearance of scars.  The micro-needles cause new collagen and elastin to be deposited, new capillaries to be formed, and new skin cells to be created. I would advise waiting 4-6 months before starting your Microneedling treatments and also consult with your board certified plastic surgeon to discuss any other forms of scar treatment that are available. Good luck! 

Brian S. Glatt, MD, FACS
Morristown Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Microneedling for Breast Lift Scars

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Congratulations on your decision for surgery - the results look great! Remember that the scar will continue to remodel over the course of 1 year after surgery. During that time it is ideal to do everything you can to protect the scars and make them heal as well as they can. This involves protecting them from too much sun, using sun block regularly, and keeping them moisturized and keeping the breasts well supported. During the year after your surgery, the scars will naturally continue to lighten and normalize in color if they are protected. If it has been over 1 year, microneedling or laser treatment may be a good option to help soften the scars and fade the color. Best of luck to you!

Emily J. Kirby, MD
Fort Worth Plastic Surgeon

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