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Is there a procedure that can remove the scarring after a breast lift?


Is there a procedure that can remove the scarring after a breast lift?  I am referring to the appearance of scars that remain after the  surgery.


Scars cannot be removed, but can be revised. This is called a scar revision and can be covered by many insurance carriers. Consider a consult with an ASAPS member in your area.


Gary Culbertson, MD, FACS


Once a scar is in the skin, it cannot be removed but the appearance of it can be improved. This may require a revision surgery or different topical treatments to make the scars less visible. Check with a board certified plastic surgeon regarding your options.

J. M. Darrow, MD


There are various options for improving the appearance of scars, depending upon the type of scar. If it is within a few months of the surgery and the scars are red, then laser treatments might help. If the scars are wide but mature, a surgical revision would be better. You would need an in-person consultation in order to determine what options are best for you.

R.A. Baxter, MD

Richard A. Baxter, M.D. - View Other Answers by this Doctor
Mountlake Terrace, WA


Scars can often be improved or made better, but not always. However, they cannot be made to disappear. During your consultation with a plastic surgeon, your options will be discussed.

Adrian Lo, MD

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