Scarring is the biggest tradeoff associated with a breast reduction, but an overwhelming majority of patients say the scars are well worth the enhanced quality of life they experience afterward.
All scars improve over time, and it’s possible to help diminish red, raised of otherwise irregular scars.
First, don’t smoke: smoking deprives the skin of the essential oxygen it needs in order to heal. Second, stay out of the sun and tanning beds, since UV light can cause pigmentation problems and poor healing. Most importantly, follow your surgeon’s post-procedure instructions-they are designed with your best interests in mind.
It’s also very important to keep in mind that scar healing is very individual and genetically determined, so keep your expectations realistic while you give your body the best possible treatment.
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