NEW YORK, NY, December 28, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- As with any surgical procedure, breast augmentation
will result in some scarring. However, the placement of your breast augmentation incisions and the care you take of your body following augmentation will play a role in how visible those scars are after your full recovery.
Breast Augmentation Incision Options
Your board-certified breast augmentation surgeon will most likely offer three incision options:
- Periariolar - around your nipple, hiding any scars in the dark skin of your areola
- Inframammary - underneath your breast, hiding any scars in the natural crease where your breast meets your chest
- Transaxillary - through the armpit, eliminating all scarring from your chest
A fourth option, known as Trans-Umbilical Breast Augmentation, uses an endoscope to place saline implants inserted through the bellybutton. While this technique will eliminate visible scarring, it comes with increased surgical risks and makes symmetrical placement incredibly difficult. Due to these things, it is seldom offered by experience plastic surgeons.
Caring for Your Incisions
No matter where the incisions for your breast augmentation are placed, the care you take of them will impact the ultimate appearance of scars. To help reduce your risk of large, unsightly scars, you should quit smoking at least four weeks prior to your surgery. Chemicals in cigarette smoke inhibit proper wound healing and will, without question, impact the final appearance of your scars. Because nicotine is a vascular constrictor, it is advisable that you quit without the use of nicotine supplements as these can also impact your body's natural healing ability.
In addition to not smoking, be sure to keep your incisions clean at all times, take all prescribed medications, and refrain from any activities your plastic surgeon advises you to avoid. These steps can go a long way in helping your incisions heal cleanly, which will reduce visible scarring.
For more information about breast augmentation in or around New York City, please visit the website of Juva Skin and Laser Center
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