Breast Lift Scars
Thanks to breast lift surgery (mastopexy), women no longer need to put up with drooping or sagging breasts. The procedure removes excess breast tissue, helping you have perkier, firmer, and better shaped breasts. Dr. Vishnu Rumalla has helped countless women in the Fort Worth, TX area by performing breast lift.
A number of prospective breast lift patients have questions about incision sites and post-surgical scarring. Let’s take a moment to consider where incisions are located and what can be done to avoid serious scarring from breast lift surgery.
Common Incision Locations for Breast Lift
There are numerous incision methods for performing a breast lift. That said, some methods involve fewer or less extensive incisions than others. The same general grouping of incisions are used in all breast lift surgeries, with some variation based on the needs of the patient.
These are the incision locations for a traditional breast lift:
- Circular incision around the areola
- Lateral incision along the crease where the bottom of the breast meets the chest
- Vertical incision from the bottom of the breast to the edge of the areola
How Visible Will Post-Surgical Scarring Be Early On?
In the first several weeks after breast lift, your incisions will be extremely visible. Such is the nature of post-surgical scarring. Thankfully, these scars are easily concealed by most tops, undergarments, and bathing suits.
Scarring Will Fade with Time
In the months after surgery as patients heal, the scars from the breast lift will dissipate. As the months and years pass, the scars will continue to gradually fade away. While the surgical scars may not completely disappear, they will be significantly less visible than they were following surgery.
Planning the Surgery to Minimize Scarring Problems
Some patients have issues with upraised scars and keloid scars. These can leave unsightly marks on the breasts following surgery. That’s why our Fort Worth center places an emphasis on pre-planning.
During the pre-op process, we can discuss scarring concerns and medical history with patients. As part of creating the custom treatment plan, we can determine an ideal surgical method that will minimize serious scarring while helping you achieve optimal breast enhancement results.
Tips on Preventing Visible Scars
To prevent visible scars around the breasts, we recommend the following:
- Quit smoking and the use of tobacco products
- Follow post-op instructions closely
- Wear a supportive surgical bra while recovering
- Wear supportive undergarments and sports bras after surgery
- Use sunblock to protect your skin from tanning and sun damage
- Stay well hydrated by drinking water
- Use a good moisturizer for your skin
Scar Revision Options
If you do develop unsightly scars around your breasts, there are options for scar revision that we can discuss. Sometimes the use of over-the-counter scar revision products can help reduce the prevalence and prominence of scars.
Professional scar revision could be recommended if over-the-counter measures are ineffective. This could include skin resurfacing and laser scar therapy, or it may involve more invasive scar tissue removal. We can discuss all options and their pros and cons with you in more detail during a consultation.
Learn More About Breast Lift
For more information about breast lift and how it can help you, be sure to contact the team at Tarrant Plastic Surgery. You can reach us in Fort Worth by calling (817) 813-8307, in Southlake by calling (817) 741-6801, and in Keller by calling (817) 741-6800.