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.
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.