I had a breast lift/reduction done almost 2 years ago. The scar on one side is still painful, itchy and it has been two years since the surgery. I was told it was not keloid, as it is almost flat, but it is still very pink. What can be done and will this painful sensation disappear even though it is still present after almost two years?
Painful Scar Two Years Post Breast Lift
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Painful itchy scar after breast lift
Certainly the scars could be revised, and this may lead to thinner scars, if there is not a lot of tension placed on them. But, it may or may not improve the pain.
Scars after breast lift
These scars are not keloids. They are spread and dark. An exam would be necessary to tell if kenelog would help. Silicone sheeting is something that you can do on your own that has no risk.
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