The “Silent Scar” Technique for Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is more popular than ever. Last year 264,000 breast augmentations were performed, up 24% from 2000 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. We are seeing an ever-increasing number people interested in this procedure at our Beverly Hills plastic surgery center.
One of the drawbacks to any cosmetic surgery is the scar created in order to do the procedure. That’s why at Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery we do more and more of our procedures with scars hidden under the breast. Since the breast usually hangs over this portion of the skin, this in many ways is a “silent” scar — far from prying eyes. Our Beverly Hills plastic surgeon has found that most patients prefer to have the scar hidden in this position.
See the photo above and notice that the scars are not visible because they are covered by the lower parts of the breasts.
While there are several places where a breast augmentation incision can be placed, some of them have problems. Using the underarm or belly button requires working on the breasts from a distance — and makes it difficult to put the implant in just the right location to create a perfect new shape. Using the areola, or brown part of the nipple, does tend to heal well but the scar is right in the middle of the breast and even a well-healed scar might be noticeable.
All surgical procedures do create scars, but with the “silent scar” breast augmentation technique, we’ve found we can create nicely shaped breasts with a very well-hidden scar.
For more information about the silent scar technique please contact us.
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