Whether you’re getting a breast revision or augmentation, you may be wondering whether or not you are going to scar from the surgery. As a delicate part of your body, the skin around your breasts are more vulnerable to scarring, but there are some things that you can do to help reduce the likelihood of it being too severe. This article will discuss some small steps that you can take to protect yourself from scarring after breast surgery. Read on to learn more.
Give It Time
Just like the saying, “Time heals all wounds,” the same is true for wounds caused by breast surgery. Although you may have bright, visible scars on your breasts after surgery, they should start to disappear with time and will visibly get lighter. The great thing about scars from breast surgery is that they can easily be covered up by your bra or a shirt.
During your initial consultation with one of our surgeons at Twin City Plastic Surgery, you will go over multiple things including where your incisions will be made for your surgery. Typically, implants are inserted at the inframammary fold, which is where the breasts naturally lie, making the incision line less visible. The surgeon will help to determine the best placement for the implant upon consultation.
If you have scars after your breast surgery, one of the best things you can do for your skin is to baby it. For instance, when you go out in the sun, make sure that you cover up your skin with a lot of sunscreen— the more protected your skin is, the better your post-surgical outcome. Additionally, there are recommended silicone scar treatments such as bioCorneum with SPF that is offered which will help to manage healing long-term.
Having breast surgery can make you feel like a new woman, but the scarring can make you feel self-conscious. Luckily, the scarring from your surgery shouldn’t be too noticeable. To learn more about scarring after surgery or to schedule a consultation appointment, contact Twin City Plastic Surgery today!