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Scars After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Posted Aug 10, 2013 by Stephen Greenberg, MD

Scars After Breast Augmentation SurgeryWhen it comes to great options for enhancing your overall figure, one of the best ideas out there is to undergo breast augmentation surgery. By undergoing breast augmentation, you can improve the overall contour of your breasts while also enhancing your other curves in the process.

The team at our plastic surgery center would like to look into one particular facet of breast augmentation that our patients often wonder about: the scars following breast augmentation surgery.

About Breast Augmentation Surgery

First a few brief words on the basics of breast augmentation surgery. During breast augmentation surgery, incisions are made through which a plastic surgeon places breast implants. The implants are positioned in the breasts in order to achieve effective enhancement.

Scarring After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Since breast augmentation is a surgical procedure, there will be scars following surgery. Rest assured that your plastic surgeon will work his or her hardest in order to ensure that there are as few visible scars as possible. These scars are generally well hidden by most bathing suits and undergarments and will fade with time.

It should be noted that some breast augmentation surgical methods results in scars that are not visible around the breast area.

Different Incision Techniques for Breast Augmentation Surgery

There are four common surgical incision methods that are used for breast augmentation surgery. They are as follows:

  • Inframammary Breast Implant Incision - This breast augmentation method involves an incision along the underside crease of the breast.
  • Periareolar Breast Implant Incision - This breast augmentation method involves an incision around the areola.
  • Transaxillary Breast Implant Incision - This breast augmentation method involves an incision made in the patient's arm pit. (This can only be performed with saline breast implants.)
  • Transumbilical Breast Implant Incision - Also known as TUBA, this breast augmentation method involves an incision made in the patient's belly button.

Which incision method would be right for me?

This really depends on your aesthetic goals, the type of breast implants used to achieve those goals, and the discretion of your cosmetic plastic surgeon. During the consultation process, you will learn about the exact surgical procedure that you will undergo.

How can I reduce the appearance of scars?

In general, the best way for patients to improve healing and hence reduce the chance of unsightly scarring is to follow your surgeon's instructions for pre-operative care and post-operative care. Both of these guidelines will help ensure the optimal conditions for quick recovery and as little visible scarring as possible.

Also keep in mind that healing is a process and that scars do take time to fade. Be patient and have realistic expectations about these matters. By following instructions and keeping a positive attitude, you will notice how great the results of surgery can be.

Learn More About Breast Augmentation Surgery

If you would like to learn more about breast augmentation surgery and if it would be right for you and your needs, be sure to contact our New York City / Long Island plastic surgery centers today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible aesthetic results.

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