24 Jan Breast Augmentation Surgery and Scarring
Any surgery requiring an incision will have scarring, and breast augmentation surgery is no different. It is a concern for women who would like to improve their appearance, only to end up with unsightly scarring.
How Noticeable Will Breast Augmentation Scarring Be?
Naturally, to place an implant, an incision must be made. And the most common area to do this is the underside of the breast at the crease. Your doctor will then insert the implant and place it at the resting point. When the implant is set correctly, the surgeon will then close the incision, and it is here that the scarring will occur.
The natural look of the breast is enhanced when the implant settles. As the incision heals, the breast implants tend to move toward the incision location as the tissue heals. With the incision on the underside of the breast, the implants are going to settle on top of the healing tissue, leaving a natural look to the new implants.
Can Breast Augmentation Scarring Be Minimized?
After your surgery, and as the healing process begins, it might be a good idea to explore some of the options available to make the scars less prominent or lighter in color. Your doctor can advise you as to when an appropriate time to begin treatment to minimize your scarring. The options available to you are:
• Retinol creams – they contain Retin-A which improves pigmentation in scarred areas resulting in improved edges, makes surrounding skin healthier and therefore minimizing the scarring.
• Lasers – these break down the scar tissue that can cause the scar look large. As the scar tissue gets swept away, new tissue grows into place. A laser can significantly minimize scarring.
• Microdermabrasion removes the top layers of the skin and consequently triggers the growth of healthy, more elastic skin. Microdermabrasion helps reduce scarring.
Schedule a Breast Augmentation Consultation | Dr. John Park, Irvine, CA
Although scarring is a factor to be dealt with if you have breast augmentation, it is thought to be a minor concern after the surgery. If you have questions about breast augmentation and you would like to find out more, please give Dr. John Park a call for a private consultation. Our professional staff will assist you in every aspect of your surgery.