Double board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Whiteman of Southern Plastic Surgery reminds patients that as with any surgical procedure, minimal scarring will occur after surgery. Dr. Whiteman has over 20 years of experience performing various breast procedures from breast augmentation and revision to breast reconstruction for patients after a mastectomy or lumpectomy.breast implants

There are many types of incision options for each breast procedure. For instance, depending on the type of breast implant and the patient’s unique body type, breast augmentation incisions can be made underneath the breast, around the areola, or under the arm. Breast lift incisions vary depending on each individual case and may be made around the areola, around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease (commonly referred to as a lollipop incision); vertically down to the breast crease, and along the breast’s fold.  Breast revision procedures can generally use the same scar line as the previous surgery to minimize further scarring.

There is also post-surgery care that should be followed to minimize and reduce scarring. Topical treatments such as bioCorneum® have been shown to smooth scars and reduce discoloration. Arnika Forte™ is an oral homeopathic medication that may be taken prior to surgery to help promote recovery.

Educating patients is of utmost importance for Dr. Whiteman, and he encourages patients to ask questions and discuss concerns during consultation.  If you are interested in learning more about a specific breast procedure, call us today to schedule an in-person consultation. Connect with us on Facebook, and Twitter for the latest cosmetic breast information and news.