Scarring is one of the most common concerns women have before they undergo breast enlargement surgery. It is important to understand this aspect of the recovery process in order to eliminate unpleasant surprises and ensure that the results of your surgery are in line with your expectations. This page answers a few questions many patients ask regarding breast augmentation related scars.
Will breast enlargement leave a scar?
Scarring is inevitable after any surgical procedure where an incision is made into the skin. Skilled plastic surgeons such as Dr. Ruston Sanchez, however, utilize advanced surgical techniques to minimize scarring and make sure that it is concealed. During your initial consultation with the plastic surgeon, he’ll discuss specific methods used to ensure that scars resulting from this procedure are barely noticeable to the human eye.
What kind of scars can I expect?
The size and nature of scars resulting from breast augmentation vary depending on the type of procedure performed. For instance, women who have saline breast implants tend to have a smaller scar compared to those who undergo augmentation using silicone implants. Women who have natural breast augmentation hardly have any scarring.
Where will scars be located?
Most plastic surgeons make sure to conceal scarring beneath the natural crease of the breast. This ensures that the resulting scar is well concealed. Some incisions may be placed in the armpit or around the areola, based on the goal of the surgery. Your plastic surgeon will discuss the location(s) where scarring will be present during your pre-procedure consultation visit.
When will scars appear?
Scars should be present immediately after your breast enlargement surgery. However, their appearance and structure will gradually change as your incisions start to change. With proper care and management, breast augmentation scarring should be well-faded within 18 months after the surgery.
How do I ensure that my scars fade?
Following complete recovery (after 6 months from the date of the surgery), Dr. Ruston will provide comprehensive information on how to take care of your scars. You may be asked to use scar care products such as silicone sheets or gels. The surgeon’s office will be available to provide the guidance you need and answer all your questions.