03 Jun 2017 Scarring After Breast Augmentation – What Should I Expect?
We all know that it’s a given that any surgery requiring an incision will have scarring, and breast augmentation surgery performed in Salem, or anywhere else. What is different however will be the choice of surgeon you make.
Bottom line, scarring is a concern for women who would like to improve their appearance, only to end up with scarring they didn’t plan to have.
How Intense Will The Scarring Be After Breast Augmentation?
Naturally, to place an implant, an incision must be made. And the most common area to do this is the underside of the breast at the crease. Your surgeon will then insert the implant and place it at the proper resting point. When the implant is set correctly, the surgeon will then close the incision, and it is here that the scarring will occur.
The natural look of the breast is enhanced when the implant settles. As time goes by, and the incision heals, the breast implants tend to move toward the incision location. With the incision on the underside of the breast, the implants are going to settle on top of the healing tissue, leaving a natural look to the new implants and the scarring will be barely visible, and over time, perhaps not visible at all.
How Can I Minimize My Risk Of Scarring After My Breast Augmentation?
Number one – pick the right surgeon. Plain and simple, find a Board Certified plastic surgeon with loads of experience, tons of before and after pictures that he is willing to share and a communication style you respond well to.
With all those points set in motion, the chances of your breast augmentation being a success increase exponentially.
After your surgery, and as the healing process begins, it might be a good idea to explore some of the options available to make the scars less prominent or lighter in color. Your doctor can advise you as to when an appropriate time to begin treatment to minimize your scarring is. The options available to you are:
• Retinol creams – they contain Retin-A which improves pigmentation in scarred areas resulting in improved edges, makes surrounding skin healthier and therefore minimizing the scarring.
• Lasers – these break down the scar tissue that can cause the scar look large. As the scar tissue gets swept away, new tissue grows into place. A laser can significantly minimize scarring.
• Microdermabrasion removes the top layers of the skin and consequently triggers the growth of healthy, more elastic skin. Microdermabrasion helps reduce scarring.
Breast Augmentation Surgery Scarring – Talk With Dr. Keith Neaman in Salem
If you live in the Salem area, Dr. Keith Neaman and his staff are the team of professionals that can lead you to a successful, not to mention beautiful breast augmentation. Give Dr. Neaman’s office a call at (844) 338-5445 to find out more and make your personalized consultation appointment.