Reducing Scars After Breast Surgery

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Treating Scars After Breast Surgery to make them less visible

Scars are part and parcel of breast surgery – or any plastic surgery for that matter. It’s simply your body’s response to having had an incision. Some patients are concerned about surgery scars after getting breast implants.  But typically they are managed well and easily hidden under the breast mound. This is because the scare location is in the breast crease area.

There is NO surgery that can be done without creating some form of scarring.  Even if you have fat transfer to breasts, there will be small liposuction scars or cannula-insertion scars.  For breast augmentation and under-breast crease insertion approaches, the scars are under the breast crease and are typically not visible. This is due to breast tissues folding over that area and naturally hiding the scar(s).

  • Most breast augmentation scars are minimal and readily hidden in the breast crease.
  • And are usually only visible if;
    • you raise your arms
    • lying down
    • on your side
    • Or, during dynamic movements.
  • Most bras and many swimsuits naturally cover up your breast augmentation scars.
  • This can, however, vary from patient to patient and depends on existing breast tissues, your inframammary fold (IMF) and shape of your breasts both before and after implants.
  • If you have a breast lift along with augmentation, or scarring concerns, extra scar minimisation treatments at Coco Ruby may be beneficial.

Treating Scars After Getting Breast Implants Augmentation 

Breast Implant Surgery and Scars – what’s the Scar like after Breast Augmentation?

Scars can vary. How well you heal, whether or not you smoke, how you recover and if you’ve had any complications, infections or prior surgeries, all impact your body’s scar responses to breast augmentation.

However, for most breast augmentation patients, surgery scars after having implants are less-noticeably placed in the inframammary fold. In other words, the breast crease. This is where the lower part of the breast meets the skin under the rib cage. Which is typically most visible during dynamic movements, otherwise it remains less noticeable.  Again, however, every patient is unique and you WILL have scars after getting implants. Ask Dr Wyten what to expect.

  • Sometimes extra skin treatments may help heal your incision from your particular procedure.
  • Or an armpit incision approach for melanin-rich skin types.

It all depends on;

  • the type of surgery
  • your skin type
  • as well as whether or not scar minimisation is necessary for your particular procedure.

Special Recovery Aids for Breast Surgery – Rapid Recovery Packs in Hawthorn or Berwick facilities

When you have Surgery with Dr Rebecca Wyten and you’ve consulted at our Hawthorn or Berwick rooms, you’ll typically also get a special Rapid Recovery Package. Along with post-op instructions that can potentially help facilitate your healing and recovery.

In Hawthorn, in addition to scar reduction treatments for some breast surgeries (rarely needed for typical Breast Augmentation procedures but sometimes helpful for other Breast Surgeries such as Breast Reduction/Breast Lift procedures), you may also receive Healite II (Low-Level Light Therapy Treatments) or Laser Treatments.

  • Using low-level light therapy (LLLT) such as Healite II may aid your healing and recovery from breast surgery (this is offered by our Coco Ruby Team associates)
  • V Laser as shown above in the real patient before and after above.
  • There are other methods to minimise scar formation after breast augmentation surgery, such as surgical precision and good bandages, quality post-op collaboration, silicon scar treatment strips, patient-Surgeon communication about implant sizes and incision strategies and wearing a good support bra 24/7 after getting breast implants.

 

 

About Dr Rebecca Wyten

Melbourne Specialist Plastic Surgeon

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Dr Rebecca Wyten is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Melbourne. Patients choose Dr Wyten for just some of the following reasons:

  • Female Plastic Surgeon is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Coco Ruby Plastic Surgery.
  • 21 years of expertise in the field of plastic surgery, particularly breast augmentation surgery.
  • A ‘Fellow’ of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. FRACS
  • Most up to date techniques for fat transfer or fat grafting to the breast.
  • Warm, engaging and down to earth and is highly regarded by her patients and team.

What to do next

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Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

  • Call or Email to request more detailed information
  • Organise a free phone call with Patient Advisor
  • Organise a Virtual consultation

What to bring to your Consultation

  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes
  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly

How to Book your Initial Consultation

  • A referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral.
  • Book a consultation with Dr Rebecca Wyten by paying the $300 consultation fee.
  • Email us or call the team 1300 264 811 to arrange an appointment and consult with Dr Wyten for further advice.

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*Remember, each patient is different, and results can vary from patient to patient. *Individual patients will have uniquely individual and varying results.