Breast mastopexy scars
After the breast mastopexy, it is expected that there will be scars due to the incisions made. For the first few months, the scars will really be noticeable due to its redness or even lumpy appearance. After several months, the scars will eventually fade into a lighter color than the skin tone, but it will not completely go away. In order to help minimize the appearance of the scars, many surgeons give cortisone creams or silicone sheeting to help out in the recovery. Women who go through this kind of surgery are aware of the scars that they would get, but they think that having scars is worth the firmer, bigger and lifted breasts that they will have in the end.
The scars resulting from the procedure will also depend on the kind of technique used during the surgery. The surgeons will be discussing with you the different techniques that may be used on your breasts and the kind of scars you can expect to have. This way, you can also decide the kind of scars you would be comfortable in getting for the kind of breasts that you want to have after the surgery.
There are several types of incisions that can be used and the incisions made will also determine the scar that you will receive. Listed below are the typical breast lift incisions that are used.
- Anchor Incision: The anchor incision is made by making an incision around the areola, a horizontal one on the breast crease, and another smaller incision to connect the first two incisions. Of all the types of incisions, this is the most invasive and is mostly used when the sagging is really extreme. Surgeons who are making a breast reduction along with a breast lift would choose this type of incision so that they can work on the breasts properly.
- Lollipop Incision: This kind of incision is made around the areola and a vertical one from the areola to the crease of the breast. This is described by some as something similar to a keyhole. This is used for those who have moderate sagging and those who are just getting a breast lift without implants.
- Donut Incision: The donut incision is made around the areola and is the one selected for those who are going to have implants along with their breast lift. This kind of incision is also called the Benelli lift and is used for patients who have moderate to mild sagging.
- Crescent Incision: This kind of incision is made by cutting only half of the areola. The upper part of the areola gives access to breast so that it can be augmented too. This kind of incision is best for those who have minimal sagging of their breasts.
Although scars will be present after the surgery, it can still be minimized if you make sure that the wound heals properly. Keeping the wound from getting infected will also help prevent having a large and obvious scar. There are also some products that help with the proper healing such as creams and silicone bands. If the scarring is really severe, there are also scarring revision surgeries that can help.
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