How much scarring is left after my breast enlargement surgery?
How well a person heals post surgery is dependent on each individual. As an incision has occurred most commonly in a discreet location under the breast, there will be some element of scarring in all patients. There are various incisions used to place implants in the breast.
The inframammary incision – in the breast fold – usually 4-5cms in length, this is probably the most commonly used one.
Circumareolar – around the nipple.
Axillary – in the armpit.
Immediately post surgery you will visit our aftercare and scar minimisation department. During these follow-up appointments, our team of specialist nurses will keep an eye on your progress to make sure that you are healing properly and there is no infection. Also during this appointment our team will go through the techniques they have developed to reduce the appearance of any scars.
This is a combination of massage and moisturising.
Massage/moisturise Treat the whole breast, including scar. Use the palm of your hand in a gentle circular movement, using a moisturising cream we recommend (heal gel) or (kelocote) which you can buy at Cadogan Clinic Shop. This helps to soften your skin, adjacent tissue, and adjust to its new contour.
Scarring and Other Breast Procedures Different types of scarring can occur during different procedures. Following a mastopexy (i.e. breast lift), scars can occur on the breast itself, as during the procedure excess skin and flesh is being removed.
In procedures such as a natural breast augmentation scarring is less common, as fat is being injected to create additional volume rather than excisions being used.
Genetics plays the biggest role when it comes to breast shape and size. However, once developed, the breasts can also fluctuate in response to changes in weight, hormones, pregnancy and breastfeeding – sometimes in an asymmetrical fashion
By combining the optimal choice of treatment with my skills and surgical vision, I am able to create the natural ‘invisible’ finish for my patients. I believe in exceptional one to one care and in taking the journey together from the start to finish.