What you need to know about Breast Augmentation Scars

Breast Augmentation Scars

Incisions and breast augmentation scars are things that are unavoidable if you’re interested in enhancing your breasts using silicon or saline implants. The severity and how noticeable the scarring is depends on a number of factors including the type of incision that is used during the procedure, the quality of your skin and your health before the surgery.

The goal of the surgeon performing the enhancement surgery will be to make the breast augmentation scars as inconspicuous as possible. To accomplish this, there are two popular types of incisions that are used to keep the scarring in areas that are not seen or can be covered up with bras or lingerie. The first type of incision is the inframammary fold incision. Sometimes referred to as a crease incision, the surgeon will cut at the breast fold so any scarring will be hidden. This allows the professional performing the surgery to complete the enhancement using silicon or saline implants.

The other popular incision type is the periareolar incision where the doctor cuts around the nipple but not the areola itself. This is commonly used for patients with smaller initial breast sizes as well as those having a lift and enhancement completed. The breast augmentation scars are less noticeable in this area due to the darker skin colour of the areola and is easily covered by clothing, lingerie or swimsuits.

Another contributing factor to breast augmentation scars is the quality of your skin and your general health before the surgery takes place. Ensuring a proper diet and keeping in fit condition allows the body to heal at a faster rate then someone who is unhealthy. Women who are habitual smokers are more likely to have more visible scarring due to the effects of the tobacco products on skin cell reproduction. If you are a smoker, your doctor will probably make recommendations for you to quit before the surgery or at least temporarily for a period of time before and after your breast enhancement is completed.

After your surgery in completed, the doctor will advise you on how to care for the incisions and sutures to help prevent infection and serious breast augmentation scars. A follow-up appointment will be necessary to have the gauze or bandages removed. At this point, the surgeon will also take a look to see how well you are healing. The stitches are generally removed about 10 days after the surgery and it will be important to keep this area clean. You will also need to take antibiotics to help reduce the risk of infection.

There is a small risk that you may experience severe breast augmentation scars as a result of the enhancement surgery and this is something you will want to discuss with the plastic surgeon during your initial consultation and subsequent appointments leading up to your surgery date. Despite a doctor’s experience and a number of successful operations, it is nearly impossible for them to predict the level of scarring each patient will experience. All scars will fade in time and if you have any other scars on your body from previous injuries or surgery, this will be a pretty good indication of the colour and severity of your own breast augmentation scars.

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