Home Blog What is the difference between keloids and hypertrophic scars? Although they can look similar, hypertrophic scars and keloids are not the same. A hypertrophic scar stays within the boundaries of the incision; a keloid extends beyond the incision line itself.
Hypertrophic Scars -In normal healing, scars are initially red, slightly raised and somewhat firm. Over time, sometimes up to one year in adults or two years in children, the scars become softer, more flat and the color fades to the same color as the surrounding skin. A hypertrophic scar is one that remains red, raised and sometimes thicker.
Scar revision surgery will attempt to minimize a scar so that it is less conspicuous and blends in with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable.
The inframammary incision for breast augmentation is commonly made at or below the existing inframammary fold IMF in an effort to keep the scar in the crease. In recent studies, surgeons inferiorly relocate the IMF, center the implant at nipple level, and attempt to secure the new IMF with sutures. The fascial attachments also called ligaments holding the IMF are released, risking a bottoming-out deformity or a double bubble. This retrospective study evaluated consecutive women undergoing primary subpectoral breast augmentation.
Any surgical procedure that requires an incision will result in the formation of a scar where the cut was closed. The initial scar usually lasts about six weeks, after which it matures and begins to gradually appear pale and flat as it fades with time. After several years, a normal scar will be virtually unnoticeable to the naked eye.
Every time the skin is cut, be it from an accident or as a planned incision for surgery, it heals with a scar. For various reasons scars may become very obvious or unsightly. Scar revision is a common plastic surgery procedure, where these scars can be hidden or improved.
For many women, the resulting scar from breast implants can be a serious source of concern. The healing process can be affected by a number of factors including age, complexion, and skin tone, as well as incision size and location. As we age, the collagen production begins to slow, causing the skin to become thinner and less elastic. Younger skin will heal better due to higher levels of collagen, but older patients can take steps to increase their collagen production with topical retinoid creams, and red light therapy.
You will be doing yourself an invaluable favor by carefully reading the comments we wrote about the inevitable questions all candidates for breast augmentation cosmetic surgery usually ask the plastic surgeon. Does a breast augmentation cosmetic surgery leave scars? Fortunately, this surgery allows us to place the scars well hidden, which is very convenient in the first months.
Background: Doubts are commonly cast over the safety of the single-stage augmentation mastopexy procedure. Currently, the literature is sparse. Hereby presented is this easy to learn reproducible technique, allowing one to perform both procedures together safely. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first description written in the English literature.