Do Scars From Breast Augmentation Go Away?
All surgeries require an incision that will turn into a scar. For plastic surgery, incisions are kept as small as possible and within natural creases and hidden areas of the body. When it comes to breast augmentation—the most popular plastic surgery—the incisions are generally only a few centimeters or a couple of inches. But, do scars from breast augmentation go away?
Throughout the natural lifecycle of a scar, scars do fade. However, this happens over the course of several years. Younger patients may see scars fade well because they naturally produce more collagen and have better skin quality. It is rare for surgical scars to fully fade. Though, breast augmentation scars are generally in hidden areas: the inflammatory fold, the change in pigment at the areola, or the underarm.
Patients can work to fade their scars using scar products such as Scar Protocol. This may help speed up the healing and fading process. Though, getting totally rid of scars often comes down to luck and genetics.