A Lesson On Breast Reduction and the Precedure’s Scars

Breast reduction, a procedure to decrease breast size by removing fat and skin from the breasts is one of the top five reconstructive plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. No, that’s not a misprint, I did say Breast Reduction. Sorry guys. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were approximately 106,179 breast reduction procedures reported in 2007 alone. Breast reduction scars are perhaps the biggest drawback to having this procedure performed. Degree of scarring may depend upon such factors as breast size, skin quality, and size of surgery performed. In some cases, scars may be wide, raised, reddened and painful (keloid or hypertrophic scars). A good surgeon will make every effort possible to conceal such scars and make them less noticeable, but realistically there is only so much that can be done, even by the best of surgeons.
Over the years there have been a number of products developed to address this problem. One of them is Scarfade scar gel from Hanson Medical. Scarfade is a safe, medical grade silicone gel that is applied like a cream. This product is thought to flatten and soften the scar by realigning collagen fibers. Scarfade is recommended by Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and other medial professionals all over the world. For more information, including clinical studies and before and after photos, we invite you to browse our website.