Surgical Scarring

One definition of surgery is controlled trauma.  In this respect, all surgery results in some level of scar tissue.  The surgeries for breast cancer, though life-saving result in scar tissue.  The adjacent tissues in our bodies are meant to move over each other to various degrees.  Imagine a scar from breast surgery and how it makes the adjacent tissues “stick” to each other.  The more extensive the surgery, the larger the scar, the greater the immobility of tissues directly impacted by the surgery.  Breast conserving surgeries, mastectomy and breast reconstruction all result in surgical scarring.