• Show Some Skin, Not Your Scars | Phoenix Breast Augmentation

    by Dr. Semone Rochlin
    on Mar 23rd, 2017

Scars are a product of any surgery, no matter how minor, but they are particularly worrisome for people who choose to have a cosmetic procedure. If you live in Phoenix, breast augmentation scarring could be a big concern because our mild climate encourages skin-baring fashion and warm winter days at the pool.

After many terrifying tropes found in internet memes, one of the biggest concerns for breast augmentation patients is the idea that there will be a huge, noticeable scar that will show the world they had surgery.

Rest easy, ladies, because that’s just not the case.

Not only is the scarring from a breast augmentation minimal to begin with, but there are many products available to help make it even smaller.

Why do we scar?

Before we get into those options, let’s talk about what scarring actually is and how it happens.

Have you ever noticed that a paper cut doesn’t leave a scar, but a deeper scrape will?

That’s because scarring occurs when the lower layers of the skin are damaged. The human body has an amazing capacity to heal itself, and scarring is the byproduct of that process. When the layers of the skin are separated, our bodies produce collagen, which is a building block for new skin, to knit the structure back together. This happens at the deepest layer of the skin first and works its way up to the surface. Scars are the vi

Scars are a product of any surgery, no matter how minor, but they are particularly worrisome for people who choose to have a cosmetic procedure. If you live in Phoenix, breast augmentation scarring could be a big concern because our mild climate encourages skin-baring fashion and warm winter days at the pool.

After many terrifying tropes found in internet memes, one of the biggest concerns for breast augmentation patients is the idea that there will be a huge, noticeable scar that will show the world they had surgery.

Rest easy, ladies, because that’s just not the case.

Not only is the scarring from a breast augmentation minimal to begin with, but there are many products available to help make it even smaller.

Why do we scar?

Before we get into those options, let’s talk about what scarring actually is and how it happens.

Have you ever noticed that a paper cut doesn’t leave a scar, but a deeper scrape will?

That’s because scarring occurs when the lower layers of the skin are damaged. The human body has an amazing capacity to heal itself, and scarring is the byproduct of that process. When the layers of the skin are separated, our bodies produce collagen, which is a building block for new skin, to knit the structure back together. This happens at the deepest layer of the skin first and works its way up to the surface. Scars are the visible collagen leftover after the new skin finishes forming. So, the longer that takes, the more noticeable the scar tends to be.

Solutions

Age and genetics play a big role in how thick and how noticeable a scar is. But, even if those factors are working against you, you can still manage the size of your scar with silicone products or topical creams.

Silicone sheeting, gels, and strips are one of the best ways to prevent and minimize scarring after your procedure. The silicone mimics the texture of skin, creating a barrier to keep moisture in and keep pressure on the incision. This, in turn, keeps the wound hydrated for better healing and limits the amount of excess collagen buildup. You’ll want to have some of these on hand after your surgery to help manage the scars as they form. The other option is creams and lotions designed to control collagen production and moisturize the scar. This makes the scar smoother and softer, which makes it less noticeable.

Barely Noticeable

The good news is that scars from breast augmentation aren’t very big.Scarless

Unless that bikini you bought for the beach is just a couple scraps of fabric and some string, nobody should be able to see them in the first place.

The biggest thing you need to worry about post-recovery is making sure to wear your sunblock with that beachwear. Not only is tanning really, really bad for your skin, it also makes scars more pronounced.

The Takeaway 

So, don’t be afraid to show a little skin this summer, and feel free to break out the new bikini for your new beach bod. If you follow our advice (and you wear a bathing suit that covers more than just your nipples), no one will be able to see your scars, let alone notice them. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Rochlin to discuss breast augmentation in Phoenix, AZ today!

sible collagen leftover after the new skin finishes forming. So, the longer that takes, the more noticeable the scar tends to be.

Solutions

Age and genetics play a big role in how thick and how noticeable a scar is. But, even if those factors are working against you, you can still manage the size of your scar with silicone products or topical creams.

Silicone sheeting, gels, and strips are one of the best ways to prevent and minimize scarring after your procedure. The silicone mimics the texture of skin, creating a barrier to keep moisture in and keep pressure on the incision. This, in turn, keeps the wound hydrated for better healing and limits the amount of excess collagen buildup. You’ll want to have some of these on hand after your surgery to help manage the scars as they form. The other option is creams and lotions designed to control collagen production and moisturize the scar. This makes the scar smoother and softer, which makes it less noticeable.

Barely Noticeable

The good news is that scars from breast augmentation aren’t very big.

Unless that bikini you bought for the beach is just a couple scraps of fabric and some string, nobody should be able to see them in the first place.

The biggest thing you need to worry about post-recovery is making sure to wear your sunblock with that beachwear. Not only is tanning really, really bad for your skin, it also makes scars more pronounced.

The Takeaway 

So, don’t be afraid to show a little skin this summer, and feel free to break out the new bikini for your new beach bod. If you follow our advice (and you wear a bathing suit that covers more than just your nipples), no one will be able to see your scars, let alone notice them. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Rochlin to discuss breast augmentation in Phoenix, AZ today!

Author Dr. Semone Rochlin Dr. Semone B. Rochlin is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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