Sometimes, the only thing holding a patient back from moving forward with breast augmentation is concern about having a breast implant scars.
Are you concerned about breast implant placement and scars locations? Want to make sure no one knows you’ve had surgery? Or, simply don’t want a pesky scar to mar your results?
Let’s take a look at some important facts about breast implant scar locations and how you can minimize the appearance and make your implant scars nearly imperceptible with just a few simple steps.
But first, do you have to have scars from breast implants?
Will I Have Breast Augmentation Scars?
In a word, yes. Whenever there is an incision involved in surgery, there’s going to be a scar. And breast implant surgery does require incisions so that the saline implants or silicone gel implants can be placed. Therefore, there will be scars from surgical procedures.
The good news, however, is that breast implant scars are usually not noticeable — especially after some time has passed and especially if you take the necessary steps to minimize scarring and limit their appearance.
So, where is the scar when you get breast implants? It won’t always be the same for every patient. Let’s take a closer look.
Breast Augmentation Scars Location
Breast implant scar locations depend on several factors, including what type of surgery is being performed, whether breast lift is also being performed, what type of implant is being used (saline vs. silicone, textured vs. smooth, etc.), and the anatomy of the patient.
Generally speaking, breast implant scar locations (where the scar healing the implants are inserted) may be:
- In the breast crease or breast tissue fold, beneath the breast tissue(inframammary incision)
- In the armpit (transaxillary incision)
- At the areola’s edge (periareolar incision)
How big are they?
This also depends, but typically, each breast augmentation or scar tissue is approximately 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches long.
Dr. Matthew Schulman uses advanced breast augmentation techniques to create his implant incisions. One such technique is the short-scar breast augmentation, which features the Keller Funnel. He also uses Botox-assisted breast augmentation.
Botox-assisted breast augmentation has a range of benefits. It can first reduce or eliminate the need for narcotic pain meds. It can reduce scar tissue and can also reduce the sensation of tightness post-surgery and decrease muscle pain overall. Finally, Botox-assisted breast augmentation can provide faster final results and will certainly cut the time patients need to refrain from certain activities.
Do Breast Implant Scars Go Away?
With time, breast implant scars will fade considerably, but they will never completely go away. Basically, they can become nearly invisible if you take care of them correctly.
So, how do you hide breast implant scars?
You should start by paying close attention to the aftercare instructions provided by Dr. Schulman. You’ll receive a packet of information after your surgery that will explain to you exactly how to properly care for your incisions, what to refrain from doing during your recovery, and how to spend most of your time (rest is key). Follow this closely and if you have questions, do not hesitate to ask.
Within your instructions, you will be directed to avoid physically exerting yourself. That means not lifting heavy objects and not getting tired and sweaty through exercise. Some slow and gentle walking for short distances is fine when you are able. In fact, frequent ambulation (movement) after surgery is good and will help reduce your pain and inflammation. Overall, you don’t want to move too much or too quickly because you could pull your stitches or sutures, which can worsen scarring.
Make sure you also stay out of the sun during your recovery. Exposing your scars to sunlight can make them more apparent over time. Finally, drink plenty of water and eat a healthy diet. Hydrated, healthy skin doesn’t scar as badly as dehydrated skin. If, after your incisions have healed, you want to take your scar concealment a step further, you might also try silicone treatments. Silicone scar reducing sheets can often inhibit your breast augmentation scar and reduce the appearance of even more.
In rare cases where breast implant scars are still noticeable and you would like to reduce their the appearance of scars even more, breast implant scar removal is possible through techniques such as dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing and the body’s natural healing process.
Questions and Answers
How do they hide breast implant scars?
With inframammary side incision technique you ensure that the breast implant scar are usually slender, measuring approximately one to two inches in length, and can be conveniently concealed beneath a bikini top. Employing this technique, the incisions are strategically placed horizontally along the crease of the breasts, resulting in less conspicuous scars compared to vertical incisions on the breasts.
Where are the scars for breast enlargement?
One commonly utilized incision site for breast augmentation is the inframammary fold, which refers to the area underneath the breast where its lower part meets the upper abdomen. This location is widely favored for performing the procedure.
What is the least scarring boob job?
Transaxillary Endoscopic Breast Augmentation (TEBA) is a surgical technique that involves creating an transaxillary incision through a fold in the underarm area. Dr. Schulman skillfully makes a discreet 1.5″ incision in natural skin tone the underarm, typically within the natural crease, resulting in an almost imperceptible scar.
What is the best incision for breast implant surgery?
Inframammary Surgical Incisions is highly versatile, allowing for the insertion of various types of breast implants. It provides plastic surgeons with excellent visibility during the breast augmentation procedure. Furthermore, it has a remarkable healing capability, eventually resulting in a nearly invisible scar that aligns with the natural folds of the skin.
What will my breast implant scars after 6 months look like?
With the approval of your plastic surgeon, gentle massaging can assist in smoothing out any ridges and flattening the scars. After 6 months of breast augmentation, the scars typically exhibit a subtle brown or light pink shade. They might also have a slight elevation and minimal swelling in the surrounding region.
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