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How to Minimize Your Breast Augmentation Scars

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There are so many things to look forward to when planning your breast augmentation, but aren’t one of them. The good news, however, is that you can take steps to help minimize their appearance both before and after your breast augmentation so you can enjoy the smooth, curvy look you want without having to worry about unsightly scarring.

Choose an Experienced Cosmetic Surgeon

The technical skill and expertise of your cosmetic surgeon can make or break your final results, including the appearance of scars. So before you book your surgery, take some time to do your research to find the most qualified cosmetic surgeon who can deliver the high-quality breast augmentationresults you’re looking for.

When picking a cosmetic surgeon, look for affiliations with accredited organizations such as the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. You might also want to take a look around the practice’s website for things like before and after photos and testimonials from previous clients.

Discuss Your Incision Options

Once you’ve chosen a cosmetic surgeon, the next step is to schedule a consultation with him or her to discuss your individual goals as well as your breast implant options. One option that can affect the appearance and placement of your scars is the type of incision that your cosmetic surgeon will use.

Inframammary incisions are the most common and can allow for easy access to the breast pocket for precise implant placement. These incisions follow the natural crease beneath each breast, which is where your resulting scars will be located. Because of this placement, inframammary scarsare typically easy to camouflage underneath a bikini top or bra.

Periareolar incisions are another breast augmentation incision option. This technique creates an incision that traces each areola in a semi circle, usually along the bottom half. The benefit to this incision type is that the scars can be less noticeable, although this technique can require a bit more surgical skill and don’t allow for as much access to the breast pocket as the inframammary technique.

The best incision type for your breast enhancement will depend on your natural anatomy and goals for your final results.

It’s also important to note that if you plan to breastfeed in the future, periareolar incisions might not be the best choice for you.

Transaxillary incisions are located in your underarm area, which means that there will not be any visible scarring on your breasts. However, this technique is much more complex and does not typically offer the most precise implant placement.

Tips for Helping Scars Heal after Breast Augmentation

Aside from working with an experienced cosmetic surgeon and choosing the most appropriate incision type for you, there are a few things you can do both before and after your breast augmentation to help your scars heal more efficiently and therefore minimize their appearance:

  • Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen and other medications and supplements that can thin your blood.
  • Quit smoking at least four weeks before your surgery. Even better, try to kick the habit for good.
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol while you recover, as these can interfere with your body’s healing process.
  • Drink plenty of fluids and eat a healthy diet full of fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
  • Stay out of the sun and wear sunscreen if you’ll be outside.
  • Follow your cosmetic surgeon’s guidelines for physical activity. Trying to do too much too soon can cause complications with incision and scar healing.


How to Minimize Your Breast Augmentation Scars
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How to Minimize Your Breast Augmentation Scars
Have questions about breast augmentation scars and healing afterwards? Marion cosmetic surgeons Dr. Jackson and Dr. Lowery provide some answers.
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