Where Will My Breast Implant Scar Be?
If you are wondering where your Breast Augmentation or breast implant scar will be, then keep on reading this post!
All surgery that requires an incision will result in a visible scar on the skin. As your female plastic surgeon, I try to hide it discreetly in the “underboob” area so it is not readily visible unless you go looking for it. That’s the reason you don’t see scars on most of our before and after images. Our surgical plan is to hide it under the breast.
For anyone thinking about Breast Augmentation, or breast implant surgery, it is good to prepare yourself for what the breast implant scar will look like after surgery. Let’s get into the details.
Breast Implant Surgery
Why do women seek breast implant surgery? Sometimes it is because your breasts never developed enough to complement the rest of your figure, from your shoulders to your hips. Another reason is that women lose volume in their breasts after hormone shifts from pregnancy and childbirth. Whatever your reason for choosing to have breast implant surgery, Breast Augmentation can enhance your breast volume.
A small incision allows your plastic surgeon to do the technical work. Our all-female team at Tannan Plastic Surgery focuses on making a small incision that is well hidden in the crease under your breast, called the inframammary fold. Find more details on this technique below.
The inframammary fold is an anatomic name for the crease where the underwire of your bra supports your breast. That’s right, it is the crease in the skin under your breast that separates your breast from your belly. This is commonly referred to as the “underboob” area.
At Tannan Plastic Surgery, we are all women. This enables us to prioritize things that are important to you as a woman. Breast implant placement using an incision in the inframmary fold, also called the IMF, offers the lowest chance of contaminating the breast from any of the bacteria that live in and around the nipple.
Even more important, we preserve future breastfeeding potential better with a scar in the IMF instead of around the nipple. From every angle, it is safest to place your scar in the IMF compared to other locations.
Breast Implant Scar Results
Now, most women in the US are choosing gummy bear silicone implants. A gummy bear silicone breast implant scar is usually only 4-5 cm long. It allows us to place the implant using our no-touch technique. If you haven’t seen the video of your favorite women placing the implant using a Keller funnel, you have to check it out below! It helps you visualize your scar location precisely.
"No-Touch" Breast Implant Insertion Technique
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Breast Augmentation surgery results in a small scar in the crease at the bottom of your breast. We take extra precautions to minimize the scar, maximize the safety and the longevity of your breast implant results.
We understand your priorities in life. Our team is here to help you move through your day with more confidence and feeling less self-conscious about your body. One way we do that is with a thoughtful approach to enhancing the breasts with a small, well-hidden breast implant scar.
Are you interested in learning more about Breast Augmentation surgery? Call (919) 797-0996 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Shruti Tannan today!
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