As with any major surgery, some scarring is inevitable with breast reduction surgery. However, at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Huntsville, the combination of advanced surgical techniques and the skills of our experienced plastic surgeon can help minimize the appearance of scarring and allow patients to more easily conceal the scars after they heal. For example, techniques that involve incisions made around the areola and on the underside of the breast are often less noticeable when compared to other breast reduction modalities.
While incisions that run from the areola to the underside of the breast are more difficult to conceal, there are scar revision and scar reduction treatments that can be used after your procedure to further improve the appearance. Topical creams or gels, scar massage methods, or fractional laser treatments can all effectively reduce a scar’s prominence for many patients.
While scarring is definitely something to consider while deciding upon treatment options, Dr. David L. Durst has found that his patients are rarely overly concerned with scarring after breast reduction surgery. For most individuals, the benefits of breast reduction surgery far outweigh any visible scarring that may remain – and their only regret is that they did not have the procedure performed years earlier.
For more information about breast reduction surgery, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Durst, please contact our office today.