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?

pinkaly

F, 30, Connecticut

Scars usually fade well with time, but sometimes need a little "help."  You may be a candidate to use silicone scar sheets or even a steroid cream for certain types of scars.  Ask your PS to take a look at your scars and recommend an appropriate method to make them better.  Best of luck!

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".