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Are there different types of scars?

After an injury, the body goes through a natural healing process to fix this damage. If the wound is deep enough, new thick tissue is formed within this area, creating a scar.   Initially, a scar may be red, raised, itchy, and/or painful, but this subsides over...

Q&A: Ask The Doctor

Gail Lanter: Hello, thank you for visiting. Can I help you in any way? Visitor: Hello! There is so much information out there. My main concern is how long is the surgery and the estimated recovery time of this surgery after a double mastectomy? Gail Lanter: Including...

Q&A: Ask the Doctor

Gail Lanter: Hello, thank you for visiting. Can I help you in any way? Visitor: No, I just had a mastectomy and wanted to see if my scars are like other patients. I would like to know who, other than my surgeon, was involved in my surgery. Gail Lanter: There are many...

What Are the Stages of Wound Healing? Blog Series: 4 of 4

When recovering from breast reconstruction surgery, the initial phases of the wound-healing process are expected to take around four to six weeks. Within 3 months, the wound repair is almost as strong as it was before surgery.  The entire wound healing process might...

What Are the Stages of Wound Healing? Blog Series: 3 of 4

When recovering from breast reconstruction surgery, the initial phases of the wound-healing process are expected to take around four to six weeks. Within 3 months, the wound repair is almost as strong as it was before surgery.  The entire wound healing process might...