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Scar Tissue 6 months Post Op - Steroid Injections

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Scar Tissue 6 months Post Op - Steroid Injections
« on: April 01, 2019, 05:07:15 PM »
I had idiopathic gynecomastia. I had surgery just over 6 months ago where both breast tissue and liposuction was removed through an armpit incision. The area around the nipple became very bruised, scabbed, then red. I compressed the area of for 8 weeks, and have been applying silicone gel since however one nipple has ended up very clearly more red and has more scar tissue under it than the other. Would this be a case where steroid injections would be appropriate to attempt to break down the scar tissue and reduce the redness of the region, or is it a matter of patience and waiting for the area to heal naturally? 

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Re: Scar Tissue 6 months Post Op - Steroid Injections
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2019, 11:59:15 AM »
You have significant areolar loss and hypertrophic scarring.  This is not an easy fix. You should see an experienced surgeon.
Jay M. Pensler,M.D.
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Re: Scar Tissue 6 months Post Op - Steroid Injections
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2019, 08:22:49 PM »
It looks like hypertrophic scarring on the surface. You will need some topical treatment and might also benefit from IPL. You need a good exam.
Dr. Schuster
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery Northwest Hospital
Private practice in Baltimore, Maryland
10807 Falls Road
Lutherville, Maryland 21093
email: info@drschuster.com
website: www.CosmeticSurgeryBaltimore.com

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