Can Breast Lift Scars Be Minimized or Hidden?

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Breast lift surgery has helped countless patients in Houston, TX, regain confidence and feel more comfortable in their bodies. However, some may be concerned about scarring after undergoing this procedure. While some level of scarring is inevitable, there are plenty of ways to minimize or even hide breast lift scars.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Peter Chang can provide advice on scar management during a breast lift consultation. Call now for an appointment at Timeless Plastic Surgery and see why women in Sugar Land, Katy, Fulshear, Pearland, and Cypress, TX trust us for their cosmetic surgery needs.

Where are incisions made during a breast lift?

During a breast lift surgery, Dr. Chang may use one of two techniques: inverted-T also (known as an anchor) or the straight line vertical incision. Both techniques involve cutting around the areola, down vertically, and horizontally along the breast crease. This allows us to then access the tissue, remove excess skin, and reshape the breast.

Breast lift surgery is for women who struggle with sagging breasts, which can be caused by factors like pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, or aging. Though a breast lift does not increase breast size, it can be combined with breast augmentation to offer volume and projection.

Are breast lift scars noticeable?

The size and location of breast lift scars vary based on the technique used. However, in most cases, these scars can be hidden under bras and swimsuits. Additionally, Dr. Peter Chang uses advanced techniques to place incisions strategically. Over time, scars typically fade and become less noticeable.

How can I minimize breast lift scars?

At Timeless Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, our patients are given a list of post-operative instructions after any cosmetic surgery. These instructions aim to promote proper healing and minimize your risk of complications, such as scarring. We hope that with the right care, you can enjoy your breast lift results without worry.

Some tips for minimizing breast lift scars include:

  • Keep the area clean and dry: Incisions in the breast area must be kept clean to prevent infection. Dr. Chang will provide specific instructions on how to wash around them.
  • Avoid exposing scars to the sun: UV rays darken scars and make them more noticeable. Be sure to cover your breast lift scars when spending time outdoors.
  • Avoid putting pressure on scars: Excess pressure can cause scars to widen or become raised. Avoid tight clothing or bras during your recovery period.

How long does it take for breast lift scars to fade?

The timeline varies for each person, but most patients see significant improvement in their scars one year after surgery. During this time, the scars should fully mature and blend in with the surrounding skin.

We understand that waiting for scars to fade can be frustrating, but it is important to give your body time to heal properly. Dr. Chang will monitor your progress during follow-up appointments and offer additional scar management techniques if needed. View our before and after gallery to see results from satisfied patients.

Learn about every aspect of breast lift surgery

If you live near Sugar Land, Katy, Fulshear, Pearland, or Cypress, TX, and are considering a breast lift or other cosmetic surgery, work with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Peter Chang, who prioritizes patient safety and natural-looking results. During a consultation at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Houston, TX, we can discuss all aspects of your procedure, including scar management. Call for an appointment and take the first step today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.