Breast Augmentation and Scarring
As with any surgical procedure, some scarring is inevitable after breast augmentation. To heal a wound such as an incision, your body produces collagen, a fibrous protein that connects and supports surrounding tissue. The production of collagen is balanced with the enzyme collagenase. The result of this combination will determine the extent and appearance of your scars.
While the process of healing will produce scars, their visibility can often be reduced. Scottsdale breast augmentation surgeon Dr. Paul Angelchik takes every precaution to help avoid visible scarring. During your initial consultation he will discuss which breast augmentation incision option will best meet your aesthetic needs.
In addition to your incision options, breast augmentation scarring can often be reduced by proper care following your procedure. Make sure to keep your incisions clean and covered and to wear your compression bra until directed otherwise by Dr. Angelchik. In addition, be sure to follow Dr. Angelchik’s advice about work and activity restrictions during your recovery period.
Even with these steps, genetics, your health, and certain medical conditions may produce visible scarring. When these or other factors result in highly visible scars, Dr. Angelchik can discuss options such as injectable fillers or laser skin resurfacing to significantly reduce their appearance.
If you would like more information about breast augmentation in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, or Glendale areas of Arizona, please contact Paul Angelchik, MD to schedule an initial consultation today.