Sep 21, 2008 12:30PM sheesh1961 wrote:
Sorry to be dredging up an old thread -- I mentioned the "puckering" on each end of my incisions on the October recon thread, and someone suggested I do a search for dog ears, so here I am! (I had never heard that term!)
I had bilateral mast on Aug. 13, immediate recon with expanders. I'm now filled to 400cc (the size my implants will be) and still have dog ears both sides of both incisions. I'm not overweight and was not large busted (solid B cup), so those factors couldn't have come into play for me. And now that I'm filled to 400cc, if the dog ears are left for recon "space," wouldn't you think they'd have flattened out by now? So when I saw my PS last week I asked him about it, and if he can fix them when he does my exchange. He said he doesn't want to fix them because scar tissue is still living tissue, and he said the thin lines I have now at my incision will be much wider 10 weeks down the road -- and at that point my dog ears should disappear too. But from what I'm reading here, it doesn't sound like that happens necessarily.
So I'm thinking I'll bring it up again when I see him before my exchange surgery. Sher, you mentioned not being able to go braless because the lumps show through -- that's exactly my complaint too!
Anyway, I'm curious whether anyone has seen the dog ears diminish with time, or if your incision line got wider like my PS is saying it will.