What Will My Breast Reduction Scars Look Like?
If you’re tired of the discomfort caused by overly large or pendulous breasts, a breast reduction from Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery may be right for you. Dr. James A. Matas, our board certified plastic surgeon, uses a keyhole or anchor incision technique to reduce excess tissue and lift the breasts to a higher position on the chest. Many women hear “incision” and become worried about what they will look like after surgery. While some scarring is inevitable, there are many ways to reduce the appearance of scars.
The anchor incision, which typically offers the best outcome for most patients, begins by circling the areola, then traveling down the front part of the breast, and then curving underneath the fold where the breast meets the chest. This creates an anchor-like shape, thus the name. This approach gives Dr. Matas the greatest freedom to reduce the size of the bust according to your needs and goals while achieving the most aesthetically appealing outcome. The scars will be quite visible at first as they’re healing, but this effect should gradually fade. Certain bandages, topical creams, and laser skin resurfacing can help reduce scar size and color during recovery. Over time, the scar tissue will soften and begin to blend better with the surrounding skin. Dr. Matas and our skilled team will be happy to suggest options to help you minimize the appearance of the scars.
In most cases, there will always be some sign of the operation, but it should be relatively unnoticeable with the right care. Additionally, patients often report that they don’t mind the scars, as they now can participate in the activities they always wanted to but couldn’t enjoy before due to the size of their breasts. The benefits, for many, outweigh the drawback of the scars.
Breast reduction is a big decision, and we’re here to help. Contact us today if you have any questions about this procedure, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matas.