My daughter 4 years ago had a breast reduction. The scar tissue has truly affected her and feel the surgery wasn’t successful due to her nipples are distorted and unbalanced. This has caused much depression & mental health problems onto my daughter. She is 23 now. We would like to know if there are cases where this may be fixed. Shall we seek consult for this type of situation? Is there help?
Results after surgery depend on how well the surgery was planned, and then how the body heals. Some patients have a genetic tendency toward more aggressive scarring. Results might be improved with revisional surgery. You should suggest your daughter return to her plastic surgeon to see if revision is recommended. If she doesn't feel comfortable returning, she should seek a second opinion with another board-certified plastic surgeon. You can use the Find-A-Surgeon link on this website to find ASPS members in your area.
I'm sorry that the operation that she underwent did not give her the relief that it usually does for most women. And to have such issues arise at such a young age is unfortunate. Even though it has been 4 years I definitely recommend that she discuss with the surgeon who performed the operation (fortunately there is almost always something that can be done if an operation has not gone as well as you had hoped). If meeting with that surgeon does not provide a good pathway towards improvement, then I wholeheartedly suggest that she seek a second opinion from a different surgeon so that she can get another opinion and perspective on the circumstances. Best of luck!
You already have some excellent answers from Drs. Johnson and Henderson. I would answer the same way.
I am sorry to hear that her surgery was not successful. Sometimes scars have to be revised. Some people tend to form hypertrophic (thick) or keloid scars at their surgical incisions. I would definitely seek the opinion of her original surgeon or another board certified plastic surgeon in order to see if a revision is necessary.