Like any surgical procedure, breast augmentation leaves behind scars, and you’re probably wondering what these scars look like and how to heal breast surgery scars. Today, we will explore the different incisions commonly used in breast augmentation surgery and discuss how to manage your scars effectively.
Common Incision Types For Breast Augmentation
Surgeons utilize a variety of incision techniques for breast augmentation, each leaving different types of scars. The choice of incision largely depends on factors such as the patient's anatomy, the type of breast implants used, and the surgeon's preference. Here are some of the common incision types for breast augmentation:
This incision is made along the crease under the breast, known as the inframammary fold. Scars resulting from this incision are typically hidden in the natural contour of the breast.
ScarFX Sheet Shape: Breast Piece Pair
The periareolar incision is made around the edge of the areola, where the darker pigmented skin meets the lighter breast skin. This incision tends to blend well with the natural color transition.
ScarFX Sheet Shape: Breast Circle Pair
A Combination of Inframammary and Periareolar
Sometimes, a combination of approaches may be necessary. Your surgeon may start with Inframammary and make adjustments with a vertical incision that may or may not extend up into the areola. For these types of procedures, we recommend the breast anchor pair.
Or, they may start with a periareolar incision and need to increase the work space with a vertical incision. In this case, the breast lolipop pair would be best for you.
In this technique, the incision is made in the armpit area. While it leaves no visible scar on the breast itself, it can be more noticeable when raising the arms.
ScarFX Sheet Shape: 1.5" x 3" Breast Pair
Transumbilical Incision (TUBA)
This unique approach involves making an incision around the navel. The scar is typically hidden within the belly button. This is a newer approach and may not work for everyone, and your surgeon may not even offer it. However, there isn’t much you’ll need to do as far as scar recovery is concerned for this procedure. We recommend our silicone scar gel for this type of incision.
Breast Augmentation Healing Time
How long will it take for your scars to heal, and should breast implant scars hurt? Well, the healing time can vary from person to person, but most patients notice significant improvement within the first few months. Here are some key points to keep in mind during the healing process:
- Use Silicone Sheeting
- Minimize Sun Exposure
- Avoid Irritation
- Massage Your Scars
- Follow Post-Op Instructions
- Have Patience
In conclusion, breast augmentation scars can take on various forms depending on the incision type used. However, with proper care and the use of silicone sheeting products like our Scar Fx and Scar Heal Kits for Breast Procedures, you can help minimize their visibility and achieve smoother, more natural-looking results.
So, chat with your surgeon today and order the kit you’ll need for your breast augmentation recovery!