Will There Be Any Scarring?
Patients should expect to have some scarring after their breast reduction procedure. Having scars does not necessarily mean they will be significant.
Experienced plastic surgeons typically develop ways to keep incisions discreet and as short as possible. Incisions first look like a thin, raised line on the skin. They may be somewhat pink or red.
Over time, the skin flattens and may either lighten or darken. The healing process can take up to a year and, once the incisions are fully healed, can be helped along with an approved scar treatment program.
How to Aid Scar Recovery
The good news about breast reduction scars is that they should not be visible when wearing a bra or bikini top. In some cases, the scar may show slightly at the inframammary crease below the breasts. To facilitate optimal scar recovery, patients should avoid:
- Excessive scrubbing
- Scratching the area
Patients should carefully follow their doctor’s post-care instructions during the postoperative period. Proper care of the incisions sets the stage for optimal healing.