I have a terrible keloid scar from my c-section. Will I get a keloid from a transaxillary incision?
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I Have A Terrible Keloid Scar From My C-Section. Will I Get A Keloid From A Transaxillary Incision?
To decrease the chance of a keloid or hypertrophic scar in the armpit, a surgeon needs to do delicate surgery and also use a Keller funnel to create less tension on the skin during the implant process. Multi layered scar closure with early removal of cutaneous sutures also decrease the chance of excessive scar formation.
Of course, if you are prone to hypertrophic and/or keloid scars, the armpit is the best route of entry because no one, not even your mother, has ever intentionally looked in your armpits. If you do have keloid scarring at 4 months post augmentation as you had with your C-section scar, and if you were my patient, I would use ortho voltage or electron radiation available at many medical centers throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Hypertrophic Scar/Keloid -- Pulsed Dye Laser/VBeam, 5fu/steroids, Fraxel/Viva, CO2, Aerolase
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