Areola scars and residual areola post breast lift (Photo)
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Breast Lift Scaring
Residual Areola/color along my breast lift scar
Thanks for your question and photos. It certainly is correctable with no addition scars. It just means redoing your scars with surgery. In order to minimize the chances that your scar will widen or become hypertrophic or elevated , you will need to make sure that you have no tension or pressure on your scar after the surgery and would recommend you use silicone strips that remove the stress on your incision. These can be expensive 200-600 dollars for a 6-8 week supply. Discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon. Good luck! All the best, Carlos Mata MD, MBA, FACS @blepharoplasty @facelift facebook @breastdoctor twitter @docmata instagram #drcarlosmata Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Raised areola scars
Your question is a good one and a dilemma when ever scaring proves worse then we expected or hoped. Anyone with darker skin is more prone to scaring problems, both thicker scars or potentially darker scars. If you have other areas on your body that had surgeries or injuries and they scared that way also it means you might do it again it revised. Still now that your far enough out from your surgery you might have your surgeon revise your scars, but first pretreat your skin with Hydroquinone a topical agent that can decrease recurrent darkening and then also when recovering be more aggressive with topical scar ointments, topical silicone, or topical steroids earlier in your recovery assuming that wasn't already done. Now that the skin has relaxed and time has pasted a revision might not result in the same scaring problems, or at least may be much milder. Good luck going forward.
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