Breast augmentation remains a sought-after plastic surgery procedure, but despite this, patients are often concerned about scarring. As patients seek to get a better understanding of post-surgical scars, plastic surgeons are frequently asked – Will a breast augmentation leave scars.
Benefits of breast augmentation
Breast implants make the breast fuller and shapelier, and make the upper body more attractive. Women that are unhappy or self-conscious about the size or shape of their breasts, generally feel more confident and self-assured after breast augmentation.
Will a Breast Augmentation Leave Scars?
Breast implants are inserted through small incisions so there will certainly be scars after breast augmentation surgery. However, the location of the incisions will depend on the specific incision technique being used.
Make sure to talk to your surgeon about the surgical technique that will be used, as this will impact the visibility of scars. The most popular breast incision options include the following:
- Periareolar incision which is made around the areola. The areola is the colored area that surrounds the nipple. The scar from this incision is nearly invisible.
- Inframammary incision is made in the inframammary fold, where the breast and chest meet. The scar is hidden within the fold, and therefore very discreet.
- Transaxillary incision is made in the armpits. The scar from this incision is under the arm, so there are no scars on the breasts.
The incision technique recommended by the plastic surgeon will depend on the unique anatomy of the patient. Factors such as breast shape and the amount of natural breast tissue present, are usually considered when making a decision.
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