Scarred for Life: Everything You Need to Know About Post-Op Scarring

breast augmentation surgery If there’s one thing you learned from last year’s presidential election, it’s that whoever you chose to vote for, it’s always good to be informed. Before you decide to get a breast augmentation from Dr. York Yates, we want you to know everything you need to feel comfortable. As a part of the healing process for every type of surgery, scarring is something that can’t always be prevented. Luckily, we have created this brief guide regarding what you need to know about post-op scarring. Read on to learn more.

Everybody Scars

No matter what type of skin you have, your skin color, or where the incision is going to be made, everyone is going to scar after getting a breast augmentation. However, the important thing to know is that not everybody will scar in the same way. For instance, your scar may end up looking like a tiny freckle, whereas someone who has thinner, more sensitive skin may show a more prominent scar.

It Fades

If you didn’t know it already, there is a silver-lining when it comes to scarring, and that is that all scars fade with time. For instance, your scar will likely be more visible directly after surgery, but in just a few weeks it will slowly start to fade. The more time you give it, the less visible it will be.

Under the Breast Wins

There are two places that Dr. York Yates can insert your breast implant: under your breast or through the armpit. Although Dr. York Yates has years of experience and can give you minimal scarring under the breast, it’s still encouraged to get implants placed under the crease.   The scar hides, the fold can be more accurately positioned and modified and the incision is associated with the lowest risks of  revision surgery and capsular contracture.

Scarring after breast augmentation surgery is a normal part of the process but it will fade over time. If you would like to learn more about post-op scarring or if you would like to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. York Yates today!

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