Will a Breast Augmentation Leave a Scar?

When discussions about breast augmentation take place, scarring is certainly a hot topic, and patients typically want to know – Will a breast augmentation leave a scar?

Breast augmentation surgery

A breast augmentation is designed to enhance the volume and shape of the breasts, and typically involves the use of saline or silicone implants. Loss of breast volume often occurs as a result of aging, weight loss or pregnancy, but some women also have naturally small breasts.

Will a Breast Augmentation Leave a Scar?

During breast augmentation the implants are inserted through small incisions, and since incisions leave scars there will be some degree of scarring. However, it is possible to minimize the visibility of scars.

Reducing the visibility of breast augmentation scars

The placement of the incisions has a lot to do with the visibility of post-surgical scars. During consultation the surgeon will discuss the most appropriate incision location, based on the patient’s anatomy and aesthetic goals.

The inframammary incision, which is made along the natural fold at the bottom of the breast, is a popular option because it leaves a well-concealed scar.

The plastic surgeon can also help to reduce the visibility of breast augmentation scars by choosing the correct incision placement. That’s why it’s essential to select a reputable, board certified plastic surgeon that performs breast augmentation regularly, and knows how to place the incisions to ensure minimal scarring. Breast augmentation scars are usually flat and thin, and fade over time.

Patients should carefully follow the post-surgical instructions of their plastic surgeon, as this will also help scars to heal properly.

Ready to schedule your breast augmentation consultation? Search our directory to find a practice in your area?

If you are in the greater Nashville, TN area, Image Surgical Arts of Nashville is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.imagesurgicalarts.com, or by calling (615) 205-6457.

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