Scarring is one of the most prominent concerns for many breast augmentation patients. However, breast augmentation scars do not have to be extensive and there are steps the patient can take to minimize the scarring. These steps include selecting the surgeon carefully, making informed decisions regarding incision location and following all postoperative instructions carefully.
Although the final decision regarding the length and location of the incisions may rest with the surgeon, the patient should discuss the options beforehand and express any preferences openly to ensure these preferences are considered by the surgeon. Common locations for incisions include the crease beneath the breast, around the areola or in the armpit. Most breast augmentation surgeons will be careful to make the incisions in a discrete location whenever possible, but the patient should be sure to express this preference prior to the procedure.
Finally, a patient can minimize breast augmentation scarring by following all post-operative instructions carefully and completely. This will help to ensure an optimal recovery and may result in minimal scarring.
Choosing a skillful surgeon is one of the most important steps a patient can take to help minimize breast augmentation scars. Skillful surgeons with a great deal of experience performing breast augmentation procedures are likely to be capable of producing results with only minimal breast augmentation scars. Before selecting a surgeon, ask to see before-and-after pictures of previous patients. This will give you a good idea of the extent of the scarring that the surgeon typically leaves on patients.