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Are Breast Augmentation Scars Unavoidable?

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Key Takeaways:

  1. Breast augmentation scars are a natural result of any surgical procedure, and the visibility of the scar is determined by the patient’s individual healing capacity, genetics, lifestyle, and the experience of the surgeon.
  2. Steps that can be taken to minimize the visibility of scars include practicing good post-operative care, choosing a qualified surgeon, and using at-home remedies such as Vitamin E oil and aloe vera gel.
  3. To ensure the best possible results with minimal scarring, patients should book a consultation with an experienced, board-certified surgeon like Dr. Effie Politis at Politis Plastic Surgery.

Are Breast Augmentation Scars UnavoidableAre Breast Augmentation Scars Unavoidable?
Breast augmentation is a popular cosmetic procedure that many women undergo to increase the size and shape of their breasts. During the surgery, implants are placed below the chest muscles or chest wall and are filled with saline or silicone gel. While it can help improve self-image, the biggest concern for a lot of people is the potential scars that may be left after the procedure. Are breast augmentation scars unavoidable?

I. Introduction

a. Definition of Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a type of plastic surgery where implants are implanted underneath the skin around the breasts to enlarge, enhance, and reshape the appearance of the breast. There are three main types of breast implants: saline, silicone gel, and fat grafting. The procedure is conducted to improve the symmetry of the breasts and to restore volume that may have been lost due to aging, weight fluctuation, or pregnancy.

b. Overview of Breast Augmentation Procedure

The procedure starts with an incision that is made in the inframammary fold, below the breast and breast crease, above or under the nipple, or within the armpit. The implant is inserted beneath the pectoral muscle, creating a pocket. Closure is then completed with sutures, adhering the skin back together, and tape.

II. Are Breast Augmentation Scars Unavoidable?

a. How Are Breast Augmentation Scars Caused?

Breast augmentation scars are a natural result of any surgical procedure. Generally, incisions heal quickly and can cause either wide, thin scars called ‘railroad’ scars, or ones that are shaped like an inverted ‘T’. Although these scars may be noticeable, some individuals heal faster and far better than others.

b. Factors That Increase the Risk for Scarring

The location of the incision, the size and composition of the implant, and the patient’s individual healing capacity, genetics, and lifestyle all determine the severity of the scar and its visibility.

c. Minimizing the Risk for Breast Augmentation Scarring

It is important for potential patients to understand that healing can not be rushed, however, there are steps that can be taken to minimize the visibility of scars, and produce the best possible outcome. Firstly, patients should practice good post-operative care, and follow their surgeon’s instructions. Additionally, they should choose a surgeon who is experienced in breast augmentation procedures, as they can identify the right implant type, placement, and incision site.

III. Treatment Options for Breast Augmentation Scarring

a. At-Home Remedies

There are various at-home remedies to reduce the appearance of scarring, such as Vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel, and the application of castor oil.

b. Clinical Treatments

Clinical treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing and microdermabrasion, can also be used to improve scarring. However, it is important to speak to your board-certified surgeon about when to consider using them.

IV. Conclusion

a. Summary of Points

In conclusion, breast augmentation scars are natural, and often unavoidable. Although there are certain factors that contribute to their severity, ultimately, the individual’s healing capacity, genetics, and lifestyle, as well as their surgeon’s experience, will determine the visibility of the scar. With proper post-operative care, a good surgeon, and at-home remedies, the risk for scarring can be minimized.

b. Wrap-up Statement

At Politis Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, patients can rest assured that they will get the best possible care and advice from the experts, Dr. Effie Politis and her team. With her expertise and experience in the field, Dr. Politis will ensure the best possible outcome, with minimal scarring and excellent results.

When it comes to breast augmentation, Politis Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the look you desire with minimal scarring. Contact us today to book your initial consultation and find out how our team can help you reach your desired outcome.


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Effie Politis, MD

Effie Politis, MD, FACS of Politis Plastic Surgery brings both skill and a personalized approach to the care of her plastic surgery patients. She is board certified by
the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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