Women seek cosmetic breast procedures for a variety of reasons, but most share a common motivation: they want to look and feel more beautiful and confident. With that in mind, it is understandable why prospective patients usually ask the surgeons at Muse Plastic Surgery what kind of scarring they can expect: the goal is to look better, not worse! Dr. Sabine Lovell, a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast procedures, explains what women should know about scarring.
SCARS FADE WITH TIME
Because all plastic surgery involves incisions, scarring is inevitable. The scarring usually becomes more pronounced as healing progresses. Although scarring may differ from patient to patient, it is likely that you will see your scars fade over time. In the year to follow, your scars should flatten and fade further, though never completely. After a year or two, the scarring that remains should be permanent.
You can do your part to help make your scars as minimal as possible. Dr. Lovell will provide a list of tips, which include staying hydrated, getting plenty of rest, massaging the scar and applying a silicone-based gel to the scar.
FOR MOST, THE MINIMAL SCARRING IS WORTHWHILE
Patient satisfaction rates are high after a breast surgery despite inevitable scarring. Women are typically so thrilled to have the kind of breast profile they always dreamed of that the trade-off is more than worthwhile. When they look in the mirror, they notice, first and foremost, the positive changes and are happy with these results. If you think you are someone who might fixate on your scars — even faded ones — then you may not be a good candidate for plastic surgery.
To speak to Dr. Lovell or her colleague Dr. Wright Jones about breast surgery results and recovery, please schedule a consultation by calling (404) 994-5937. Our board-certified plastic surgeons are considered the best in Atlanta and can help you to create a beautiful breast profile.