Incision scar that is itching of late. Is this normal?

Hello, I've had my breast augmentation surgery in January of this year and just wanted to know if it's normal that my incision scar under my right breast has starting to itch of late? Not sure if this is a normal question but it is a bit weird that only one breast scar tissue is itching though. Am feeling a bit worried

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Scar Changes

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Hello,


If the scar appears redder and raised it could be hypertrophic. Scar treatments such as silicone application or steroid injections can be beneficial to reduce this type of scarring. If you have ongoing issues I recommend that you see your Plastic Surgeon in person for assessment.


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Incision scar that is itching of late. Is this normal?

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This the scar that is itching is raised, red, and irritated you may have a hypertrophic scar.  If you do have a hypertrophic scar laser treatments can be effective only with a 1549 ablative fractional erbium laser. Please read the link below:

Itching one year later

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Thanks for your question.  Itching beneath a scar this far out from surgery is a but unusual. I would visit with your plastic surgeon to determine if there isn't a retained suture or permanent suture trying to make it's way out. It takes about a year before a scar has fully matured. I hope this helps!

Incision scar that is itching of late. Is this normal?

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I agree that "itching" of a scar almost one year old is peculiar. I tell my patients that scars can take up to one year to "fade". However, itching usually occurs during the initial few weeks of the surgery. I would visit with your plastic surgeon to make sure this is not a keloid or infection that is making it itch. Good luck.

Could be normal

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Thanks for the great question. I always tell patients that it takes about a year before a scar has fully matured. During that time there is a lot of changes that occur within the scar itself. If you just not have itching on one side and not the other, I would recommend going back to see your surgeon. You want to make sure there isn't an infection. Another possibility is there could be a permanent type suture which was used during the surgery that may be poking out. I hope this helps and best of luck to you!

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