How long after Anchor Breast Lift can I guarantee I'll not widen my scars with movement or pulling?

I had a scar revision around my areola and vertical scar, I was told that scars can become hiperthrophic or widened if they are still red with sudden movement or pulling so I couldn't run for almost a full year until they matured , that seems to me a bit extreme but I don't want to ruin my scars so I would like more opinions about the time of care you have to give to the scars

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Most women can resume full activities, except tanning, by six weeks. I would suggest a good supporting bra while running. I would suggest using scar products for the first 3 to 6 months to help minimize the scarring.

San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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How long after Anchor Breast Lift can I guarantee I'll not widen my scars with movement or pulling?

The are no guarantees but scars typically mature in 1 to 2 years. With good bra support, running should be OK. 

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Breast lift and a more proactive scar treatment approach

The general rule of thumb is to avoid rigorous activities for three weeks to avoid bleeding, avoid sun exposure 6-12 months to prevent hyperpigmentation in which the scar permanently darkens, and stay away from infection sources during the initial healing stage (about 2-3 weeks). 

I often recommend a proactive scar treatment approach.  Silicone sheets, silicone gel, and other similar modalities (e.g., scar massage, lasers, etc.), depending on the patient's specific concerns. 

Silicone sheets are particularly ideal because their pressure prevent scar tissue from forming within the dermis.  Another bonus is that they keep the skin well hydrated, further contributing to favorable scars.

Ask your PS about the best options for you. 

Feel free to visit the attached link for photo reference.  You will notice that the patients have fine, faded scars after 6-12 months.

Good luck and best wishes. 

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