Interested in undergoing breast augmentation surgery, but worried that the procedure will leave noticeable scarring?
The truth is that breast augmentation will leave a scar; however, with the right plastic surgeon, those scars can be minimized so that they’re barely noticeable to the human eye.
Let’s take a closer look at the kind of breast augmentation scarring you might have, as well as where they might be located.
What Kind of Breast Augmentation Scars Will I Have?
Breast augmentation scarring largely depends on the type of augmentation surgery you have, as well as your surgeon’s incision placement (more on this in a bit). Breast augmentation scarring will be visible immediately after your surgery and may look more pronounced as you start to heal. Most patients tend to see their final scars about 18 months after healing; these scars may appear light pink or white in color.
Where Will My Scars Be Located?
Most plastic surgeons place breast augmentation incisions underneath the natural curve of the breast; this is done to help hide future scarring while still accessing key areas for the breast implant. Other incisions may be made around the areola or in the armpit, depending on implant placement.
Will My Breast Augmentation Scars Be Noticeable?
Your breast augmentation scarring shouldn’t be noticeable in everyday life, as a good plastic surgeon will make the surgical incisions in areas that can be covered by a bra or a bikini top. However, if you feel like your scars are still noticeable after about 18 months of healing, talk to your plastic surgeon about your scar revision options.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect after breast augmentation surgery? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137