Scared of Post-Op Scarring? 3 Things to Know
- Posted on: Feb 15 2017
Scarring after any cosmetic surgery can be enough to leave people wanting to head for the hills— especially when it comes to surgeries like breast enhancement surgery. If you have wanted to get a breast augmentation but are too worried about the scarring, you are not alone. However, as one of the most natural parts of the healing process, scarring is often unavoidable.
The Incision Site
When you come into The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester for your initial breast augmentation consultation, we will go over some details regarding your surgery including where the incision will be made. There are two main places where an incision will be made including in the armpit or under the breast. Depending on the size of implant you are getting, your skin type, and your build will help us decide where the incision should be made. However, in most instances, we encourage our patients to choose to have an incision made in the armpit because it is less visible.
One of the biggest things to know about any scar caused by surgery is that it will fade over time. And the less sun you expose your scar to, the sooner it will lighten up and the less visible it will be.
Creams for Scarring
To help lower the visibility of your scar, there are certain over-the-counter creams that you can apply to your skin such as Mederma or Neosporin. By applying a thin layer of these creams to your scar every day, you may notice that it fades faster. Additionally, by keeping the scar moisturized with any kind of body cream, you can help to reduce the appearance of your scar.
If you are hesitant to get a breast augmentation because of the risk of scarring, schedule a consultation with one of our doctors at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester. During your consultation, we will go over the incision site and how we can prevent you from scarring after surgery. To learn more about breast augmentation surgery in general, contact The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester today!