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Scars Can Be Genetically Determined
Many women have been dissatisfied with the scars from their original breast augmentation surgery. When women need or want to have breast revision surgery, it is possible that the original scars can be improved and made less noticeable.
Scar quality can be genetically determined. However, some lifestyle choices like smoking can be the cause of poor healing with the result of thick, unsightly scars. Stress may also interfere with the healing process.
Breast Revision Expert, Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D.
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. has been performing breast revision surgery since 1989; his expertise is reflected in the rate of high patient satisfaction. Expert surgical technique includes the proper placing of the breast implants and having even pressure distributed on the incisions.
This is a 39-year-old woman who had three previous breast revision surgeries. Now she presents with bilateral capsular contracture of the breasts and malposition. She had a complete capsulectomy (breast capsule scar removal) from the right side and replacement.
In addition to the external scars, internal scarring can be a big issue. Scar formation around an implant may distort the breasts and make a capsular contracture which is not only disfiguring but can be painful.
Scar Therapy After Surgery
Only experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have the skills to minimize the incidence of scar formation which is followed by scar therapy. Scar therapy begins once the incisions have healed and includes silicone treatment and massaging. Dr. Delgado stresses the importance of avoiding direct sun exposure for about 1 year. For problematic scars, steroid injections may be an option; however, scars cannot be completely erased.
Call today (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Delgado for any breast revision issues you may be having.