by Terrye Tebbetts
hi. i read your book and am wondering what the best way to remove the two ugly scars i have under my breasts. I had breast augmentation done a year ago and have dark keloid scars. I like my new boobs but hate the scars. what is your suggestion? pls let me know.
…desperate in nyc
I am sorry to hear about how your incisions healed but really glad that you like your new additions otherwise!
Scar revision is always a catch 22 – to revise it, you have to open up the communication with the implant pocket (which increases risk of infection and possible implant removal) and the incision now has to be LONGER than the first one if done surgically. And again, remember, how you heal is genetically influenced (and people in the middle of the skin color range don’t heal as well (ie Asian, Hispanic, light African American) – you want to be really fair or really dark to get the best out of your genetics on that one and you obviously can’t change that!
Often people try to inject true keloid scars with steroid to thin them down – but that is fraught with problems here too as you don’t want to thin the skin and risk implant extrusion!
Honestly, if they are under your breasts……I would just stop messing with them and stressing over them and enjoy your breasts – because there is no good – predictable – safe option for revision.
I am sorry there is not an easy way to change what bothers you. But when in that situation, you always have to really see if something can be predictably done to fix it and if so what risks does it carry – - then weigh the risks and benefits to see if it makes sense – here, I don’t think it does.
About the Author: Terrye Tebbetts is one of the most knowledgeable women in the world about breast implants, with 27 years of experience educating patients and 11 years as a patient herself. For more information about breast implants or breast augmentation Dallas surgeons, please visit www.thebestbreast.com.