The goal of any breast augmentation is to enhance the overall appearance of your breasts. Because of this, it’s understandable why many women are concerned about scarring after surgery. Visible scars can detract from the positive cosmetic results of a breast augmentation – or so some women fear.
Although it is impossible to completely avoid scars after breast augmentation, Dr. Lefkovits uses a wide range of techniques to not only minimize the appearance of your scars, but to hide their location on your body, making them virtually invisible. The main breast augmentation incisions Dr. Lefkovits uses are:
- Inframammary – The most common option, made in the crease on the underside of your breast. This location is best when used in women with moderate-sized breasts that cover the fold well. If your breasts are smaller, the scar may be more visible.
- Periareolar – A very small incision made in the dark area of your nipple, called the areola, in order to minimize its visibility. Used for saline breast implants, since they are deflated before placement and can fit through the smaller incision.
At all times, Dr. Lefkovits uses meticulous techniques during surgery to limit the overall amount of scarring. He also practices strict anti-infection protocols to reduce the odds of infection, which can contribute to excess scarring.
If you live in New York and have further questions about breast augmentation, please contact New York City cosmetic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule your consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.