What scars will I have after breast augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation surgery, also known as a breast enlargement or breast implant surgery, is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure for women both here in the UK and around the world. Mr Sudip Ghosh sees women of all ages present at his Buckinghamshire breast augmentation clinic; from young women who may be dissatisfied with their cup size to older women who often complain they’ve lost their cleavage as a results of the ageing process combined with pregnancy.

Scarring after a breast augmentation

Any surgical procedure that involves an incision in the skin leaves a scar. The scar you have after your breast augmentation depends entirely on the incision approach that has been decided upon, depending on where the implant is to be placed and any physical limitations or considerations that Mr Sudip Ghosh has had to take into account.

There are three main incision approaches:

Underarm; known as the transaxillary approach, the incision is made under the arms and this is often suitable for patients with very high breasts, especially younger patients that have not yet undergone pregnancy. They will usually have smaller areolar and no inframammary fold, meaning the other incision approaches will leave more noticeable scars.

Through the areolas; this is known as the peri-areolar approach and is usually in the lower half of the nipple area. Scars usually heal very well in this area and are typically not noticeable when fully healed.

In the crease of the breasts; this crease is technically known as the inframammary fold. This is the preferred option for patients that have enough fullness in the lower part of the breast, meaning the scar will be well hidden. It is also good for patients that do not have a marked colour difference between the nipples and the rest of breast.

A bespoke breast augmentation

Every patient at Mr Sudip Ghosh’s breast augmentation clinic in Milton Keynes is treated as an individual. This extends to the choice of implant shape, size, texture and manufacturer, the placement of the implant either below or above the muscle and also to where the incision is made. All aspects will be discussed in full before you make the decision to go ahead with surgery.