I had a bilateral breast reduction - curved scar.

Its inverted t way...but the vertical scar that is supposed to come directly down from your nipple doesnt... its goes kind of curved in towards middle of chest then join on to scar underneath? Have you heard of this and if so what is it?

Doctor Answers 3

Curved scar after breast reduction

It is hard to say exactly why you have this and for an exact answer I would ask your surgeon. Some breast reduction patterns allow for a change in nipple position after the breast is closed. It could be that your surgeon felt that the nipple/areolar complex should be moved a little more lateral and this is why the scar appears to curve toward the midline. The vertical scar does so well and usually fades to where it can barely be seen so I don't think this will be a long term problem.


Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Curved scar

Sometimes the vertical closure from the nipple to the fold does not go directly straight down.    This has to do with the difference in widths from the pattern marked on each side.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Hi Ashley,

Thank you for your excellent question about your post operative scarring after the breast reduction.  I would recommend discussing directly with your board certified plastic surgeon.  Since it's also unclear how long ago your procedure took place and how much breast tissue was removed that would be helpful to know as well. I hope this is helpful and wish you all the best.  -Brian S. Coan, MD, FACS

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Brian Coan, MD, FACS
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
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