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5 Things You Need to Know About Breast Enhancement Scars

By Demi Mist @Beautyandmist

Breast augmentation is the most frequently conducted type of cosmetic surgery, according to the 2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. There were 299,715 procedures carried out in 2019.

Are you thinking about going for breast enhancement? Do you have questions about scarring? Read on to learn about breast enhancement scars and what you can do about them.

Breast Enhancement

Breast enhancement can include medical procedures to lift the breasts and also breast augmentation. Breast augmentation is most commonly achieved by inserting silicon-based breast implants . These are procedures that have been carried out successfully millions of times all over the world.

Breast enhancement procedures have become increasingly safe and effective. Its popularity is a tribute to the benefits breast enhancement can give.

Most breast enhancement procedures involve some scaring. Where the scars are located depends on the specific procedure chosen by the woman and surgeon in consultation.

It's common to have incisions underneath the curve of the breasts which will result in scars. The benefit of scars in this location is that they are naturally hidden by your bra or bikini top.

Initially the scars are red or dark pink. The surface of the skin is raised somewhat.

The appearance of the scars may get slightly more obvious to begin with as the healing process gets underway. Later the color fades and will get closer to your natural skin color. Any raised surface also reduces.

The healing process can take around 18 months to complete depending on several factors. Your age and genes make a difference as does your skin tone. The actions you take to help minimize scarring also make a difference.

You can help reduce the impact of scarring by following a regime of self-care that is as good for your general health as it is for recovery from a breast enhancement operation.

Smoking is not good for general health and it's not good for recovery from breast enhancement procedure. Stop smoking a few weeks before the procedure and after the procedure too. Better still give up smoking and you may notice a general improvement in your skin's condition.

Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. Include some protein such as lean meat, fish, beans, and pulses. Maintain your hydration levels by drinking water regularly.

Follow your surgeon's advice for post-surgery care of your scars. It's especially important to follow advice on the timing of any scar treatments.

Light massaging of scars can reduce inflammation and promote flattening of the scar. Silicone sheets or scar gels can reduce scarring and reduce the appearance of scars.

Embrace dressings pull the sides of the incision together immediately after the surgery but can be worn for many months after the procedure. They minimize scar tissue.

Wear sunscreen to protect your scar tissue darkening and limit exposure to the sun.

Scar Care

Some breast enhancement scars are almost inevitable. They need not be intrusive. The good news is you can minimize their appearance.

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