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Breast Implants Scar Revision Options

Breast Implants Scar Revision Options

Breast Implant Surgery, commonly known as Breast Augmentation, is probably the most popular and the most demanded cosmetic procedure in the United States and the United Kingdom. Its demand in other Asian countries has also increased tremendously over the last couple of years, with more and more women all over the world getting their desired hour glass shape with surgical breast enhancement.

The procedure involves surgical placement of silicone shell implants, filled with either silicone gel or sterile saline solution, in between the glandular tissues to add volume and fullness to the female breasts. Like any other surgery, breast implantation also leaves behind visible scars on the breasts which do not look aesthetically good. Though doctors nowadays are practicing “minimal scar techniques” for all sorts of breast surgeries, sometimes not following the doctor’s post-op instructions could lead to wound infection resulting in a visible, lumpy scar.

For all those women who have developed hypertrophic and keloid scars after getting breast implants the good news is that there are numerous scar revision techniques that can effectively help improve the appearance of scars that are lumpy or raised above the surface of skin. Below are two most effective scar revision techniques that offer guaranteed improvement in the appearance of scars:

Excision and Primary Closure:

This is the most commonly practiced scar revision technique for all types of surgical and trauma scars. This technique involves making a lens-shaped excision to remove scar tissues as well as some part of the surrounding normal skin. The new wound is then carefully closed using either absorbable or non-absorbable sutures. New stitches are so aesthetically designed that either they are minimally visible or are camouflaged by the breast skin.

Layered Closure:

This technique involves bringing the edges of the scarred skin together using deep, absorbable sutures. Thin dissolvable sutures are used for fine tailoring of the wounds and do not need to be removed after the wound has healed. If the sutures are not dissolvable, you will have to get them removed after about a week or as recommended by your doctor.

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