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Will There be Any Scar After Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift?

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Ahmet Kursat Yigit, MD

Will There be Any Scar After Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift?

Women who want to have a breast augmentation and breast lift procedure have only one question in mind: "Will there be any scars after the surgery?"

If you want to improve the quality of life and make your silhouette perfect with this surgery treatment, and if you are worried about the scars that will remain after the procedure, leave all your worries aside and get ready for a new look with expert touches.

Because Plastic Surgeon Ahmet Kursat Yigit MD presented unique information on this subject. Here are the details of the issue:
Ahmet Kursat Yigit MD
“The current breast structure of the patient is the main determining factor in breast augmentation and lift surgeries. Breast prosthesis can be added to breast lift surgeries according to the patient's current breast size and degree of sagging.

One of the most frequently asked questions by our patients is "Will there be any scars after breast lift surgeries?" Depending on the technique of the surgery, there may be scars that start from the nipple and extend vertically down.

These scars may become vague at the end of the 1-year period. However, individual differences are also effective in reaching the final result of this permission.”
“As your incisions heal after surgery, your scars will initially appear as raised, red lines. They will begin to fade, flatten and lighten to eventually become less visible.

Everyone heals differently, but it's important to know that you may have a slight scar on your chest. Avoiding vigorous exercise and not wearing bras that irritate your skin until you heal after surgery will help your incisions heal quickly and effectively.”

Why Are Scars Left After Breast Augmentation and Lift Surgery?

scars left after breast augmentation and breast lift“After breast augmentation and lift, small and inconspicuous scars may remain. However, in some people, the scars may be more pronounced. The reasons for this situation can be listed as follows:

  • Depending on genetic reasons and the basic characteristics of the skin, more obvious scars may occur in some people despite all precautions.

  • Infection in the scar area prolongs the healing time of the wound and may cause significant scarring.

  • Conditions such as advanced age, smoking / alcohol consumption and diabetes prolong the recovery period and increase the likelihood of scarring.

Scars Formed in Breast Augmentation and Lift Surgery

scars formed“Breast augmentation and lift application differs depending on the breast shape of the person and the degree of the complaint. In addition, traces are formed in different ways according to the procedures applied to the person.

Inverted T-shaped scars generally occur after breast lift and breast reduction surgeries. Many different techniques have been developed to reduce the intensity of this T trace.

In line with these developed techniques, scars can be reduced to inverted L or I dimensions.”

What Will the Scar Look Like?

scar look like“The incisions made during cosmetic surgery are usually thin. Shortly after the wounds heal, you may be left with a red, raised line along the edges of the incision.

Over time, this color turns pink and then white. This process may take several months, up to 1 year after the procedure. After the procedure, redness is seen intensely in people with extremely dark or light skin.

Scars may also become more noticeable if these people are exposed to direct sun. You should make sure to use sunscreen every day.”

Will Scars Change Over Time?

breast lift“As the healing process continues, your scars will inevitably change over time. With proper care, it will continue to fade and flatten.

It is also important to avoid behaviors that can make breast augmentation and lift scars worse. Here are the things you should avoid:

  • Avoid heavy lifting for the first 6 weeks.

  • It is important that you stop smoking at least 1 month before the surgery.

  • You should take a break from tanning for a while. This will darken the scar tissue and make your scars more noticeable.”

Will Scars Disappear Completely?

scars disappear completely“Some surgeon-recommended medications can help minimize the appearance of breast augmentation and lift scars, but scars do not go away completely.

If your breast augmentation and lift scars are severe, your dermatologist may recommend professional scar removal treatments. These treatments are usually as follows:

  • Bleaching serums

  • Chemical peeling 

  • Microdermabrasion

  • Dermabrasion

  • Laser therapy

Getting a breast augmentation and lift will likely cause some scarring. The best way to prevent severe scarring is to find a surgeon experienced with this type of surgery.

Trying to save money from someone who doesn't have much experience can cost you more in the long run. Don't be afraid to call until you find the right plastic surgeon. Remember that it takes time for your skin to heal.”

Written on 14/07/2021


Last Update: 06/09/2022

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