How Long Does It Take Breast Augmentation Scars To Heal?
October 24, 2022
Breast Augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States and one of our most popular procedures at Perimeter Plastic Surgery in Atlanta. Patients choose to have a breast augmentation procedure for both medical and aesthetic purposes. Addressing asymmetrical breasts, smaller breasts, ptosis due to weight loss or pregnancy, and or wanting an enhancement are some of the reasons women choose to have a breast augmentation. Following the procedure under Dr. Deutsch’s care, our patients enjoy their natural results, feeling more confident with their new look.
Will Breast Augmentation Surgery Leave Scars?
Yes. Any time an incision is made in the skin, there is scarring. Dr. Deutsch’s surgical technique, in addition to post-scar care, minimizes the appearance of your scarring.
Where Will My Breast Augmentation Scars Be Located?
The location of your breast augmentation scars will depend on the technique performed by your surgeon. At Perimeter Plastic Surgery, Dr.Deutsch’s preferred method is an incision along the inframammary fold.
What Will My Breast Augmentation Scar Look Like?
The appearance of your scar is approximately 1 to 1 1/2 inches in length. During the healing phase, the incision may initially look raised and pink. Over time in conjunction with Dr. Deutsch’s scar care, the scar will appear as a thin line blending with your own skin tone. Everyone’s body heals differently and it is normal for most scarring to be more visible at first.
Will Breast Augmentation Scars Fade Over Time?
How quickly your incision heals depends on your general health, age, genetics, and skin tone. There are some steps you can take to minimize the appearance of scars. However, there is no way to avoid scarring completely. Over time, scars become less noticeable and fade as redness subsides and the scars smooth out. If you are concerned about any unusual irritation or discoloration of your car, be sure to contact your surgeon. It can take up to 6 months for your breast augmentation scars to fade; for most women, incisions fully heal after about one year.
Can I Minimize Scarring After Breast Augmentation Surgery?
Absolutely! While there’s no way to completely avoid scarring after breast augmentation, choosing a skilled surgeon and following post-operative care instructions closely can result in barely-noticeable scars and complication-free healing. Some post-surgical guidelines from Dr. Mark Deutsch at Perimeter Plastic Surgery include the following:
- Abstain from smoking or even being around secondhand smoke because nicotine constricts your blood vessels, potentially increasing your risk of a higher rate of infection and or complications.
- Stay hydrated and eat healthy whole foods during your recovery. A healthy diet provides your body with the nutrients needed to heal.
- Avoid sun exposure because scar tissue reacts differently to UV rays than normal skin tissue. Exposing scars to the sun can lead to permanent discoloration.
- Follow your doctor’s post-surgical instructions in caring for your wounds and avoiding too much activity to maximize your healing.
Scar Treatment Options?
After your wounds have fully healed, you can begin treating your scars with scar-reduction methods. Applying silicone-based topical products such as creams and gels is one of the best and most effective treatments for breast surgery scars. Dr. Mark Deutsch recommends Biocorneum by Sientra. Biocorneum is the only advanced scar treatment with Sillishield patented crosslinked silicone plus the protection of SPF 30 to support healing skin inside and out. In addition, Vitamin E oil may lighten your scars. Massaging scar tissue helps the body to remove built-up collagen from the site, leaving the scar flatter to the surface of the skin. You may also wish to opt for laser resurfacing treatments, which can help substantially.
Explore Breast Augmentation with Perimeter Plastic Surgery
If you are looking for one of the top Atlanta Breast Augmentation Surgeons, schedule a consultation with Dr. Deutsch. Breast Augmentation can be a transformative procedure that dramatically improves a woman’s confidence and outlook. This procedure is for you if you are experiencing physical changes from pregnancy or aging or if you’ve just always felt self-conscious about the appearance of your breasts. Dr. Deutsch’s breast augmentations deliver beautiful and natural results with minimal scarring. Contact us today to explore your Atlanta breast augmentation surgery options.
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