I had my breast augmentation surgery about a year ago, under the crease. I feel like my scars are not getting any better, they are thick and reddish purple, and sometimes itchy still. I did everything my doctor prescribed to ensure i wouldn't have bad scarring. How long should it take to get better? are there creams that actually work, i've been using mederma but no results yet. I'm 25, does age make a difference?
Shouldn't my Scars Be Nearly Invisible a Year After (Under the Crease) Breast Implant Surgery? (photo)
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1540 laser treatments can improve red scars one year after breast augmentation
Thank you for your question and photographs. Your scars look very red considering they are 1-year-old and I understand they are lumpy. The 1540 fractional erbium non-ablative laser is a very effective laser for treating scars. The 1540 can often convert red raised lumpy scars to flat white scars. Go to the website of Palomar Medical this a if there is a physician in your area who has the 1540 laser.
Scars after a breast augmentation
Every one heals differently. Healing is as unique to you as your fingerprint. Most scars will turn white by one year but in some cases it takes longer. Creams will be of no benefit. If you have not shown significant improvement by year 2 then you may need a scar revision.
Scarring after Breast Surgery
Thank you for your question.
I am sorry to hear that your scars are not improving. Generally, I tell patients that scars can take up to 12-18 months to completely mature. Sometimes steroid injections can help and sometimes a scar revision (can usually be performed under local anesthesia) can help.
I would suggest seeing your surgeon and discussing your concerns to see what options he/she can offer to you.
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Shouldn't my scars be nearly invisible a year after?
If unsightly scars are still present after approximately a year's time, other things that your surgeon may consider are intralesional steroid injections, laser, or just surgical revision of the scar itself.
Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
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