Dog and hard spots on BA scars; is this normal? (Photo)
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HARD SPOTS ON INCISIONLINE
Breast augmentation 7weeks post op
Thank you for your question and photograph. At 7 weeks post op areas of induration or hardness are entirely normal and respond to scar message with vitamin E oil and topical treatment with either a silicone gel cream, such as Biocornium or sheets of silicone such as NewGel+. Additionally, IPL laser treatments, Erbium laser treatments and Fraxel laser treatments are beneficial as well. Best wishes in your recovery!Sincerely,
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society,
AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS
Dog and hard spots on BA scars; is this normal?
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Hello and congratulations on your surgery! From this photograph alone, it seems to me that you are healing well and do not have an infection. Having some hard and some soft spots across your scar is normal during the long healing process your scar will go through. Of course I suggest bringing up this concern and all others you may have to your board certified plastic surgeon because in-person examinations are much more reliable. Until your next consultation, you should not be worried. Best wishes!
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Hi. Thanks for sharing your photo. Your scar looks normal, but an in person examination is needed to know for sure. The variations in healing/scarring may be related to the underlying suture placement. Absorbable sutures get broken down and can cause some focal firmness. In the long term, the scar should be soft, flat, thin and skin colored. Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon about any topical creams, scar massage, silicone treatments etc. they recommend.
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