What's is the best way to avoid a scar from transaxilliry breast augmentation?
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What Is The Best Way To Avoid A Transaxillary Breast Augmentation Scar?
Thank you for the picture of your armpit and the incision therein. The thickened portion of the incision appears to be created by internal everting sutures. In my practice, these sutures are placed intentionally to allow the two raw surfaces to be in greater contact with each other leading to a stronger scar. Normally, at one month, the internal sutures dissolve and the scar flattens. This comes through the natural movement of the arm.
With reference to your question about a dark scar, there of course is the possibility that since you have olive skin, your body's response to injury may be to hyperpigment this incision. In my experience, these hyperpigmented scars clear themselves within 9 months. However, in my practice, we have an intense pulse light laser which improves and/or eliminates the hyperpigmentation earlier than 9 months.
All in all, I think your plastic surgeon was correct that leaving your incision alone at this time would be the best approach. Any attempt to intervene at this early stage of wound healing may create worse ultimate scarring.
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