How to make areola scars from breast surgery disappear?

Tags:woman age 25-34 areola scar recovery healing

I was informed that there would be some scarring following the type of breast augmentation surgery I elected to have but I didn't expect the areola scars to be as ugly as they are. It has only been a few months and I recognize I must be patient but is there anything that can be done to speed up the scars' healing process or to flat-out make them disappear?


F, 30, Connecticut

Unfortunately, scars after surgery never "disappear", but they could fade to the point that they are not noticeable.  Silicone-based scar creams and silicone sheeting have been shown to be very effective at minimizing the appearance of scars.  Thicker scars may need to be injected with a steroid to help flatten them.  Discolored scars may be helped with IPL or laser treatments.  It will take 12-18 months before scars are considered "healed".