Breast enlargement surgery is a procedure to increase the size and fullness of the breasts using breast implants. Many women feel self-conscious about their breasts – and if you’re unhappy with the size or shape of yours, you may be considering Breast Enlargement surgery.
Every woman who has done a breast augmentation will have to deal with scars around the areola where the incision is made. With time and if left without care, the scars become permanent.
However, with proper treatment and care, the scars remain almost invisible and do not mar the entire beauty of your breast. There are surgical and non surgical methods that can be adopted for removing the peri areolar scar.
Scars can also be under your armpits, around the nipples or in the navel, depending on the surgical option chosen.
Silicone sheets are known to reduce the scar considerably and hence can be used for treating the scars. Wash the scarred area and pat dry. Place the silicone sheet directly on the scar before you wear your undergarments. Silicone sheets come with self adhesives and hence very convenient for use.
Press gently after placement so that the adhesive sticks firmly on to the skin. The downward pressure exerted by the silicone sheet will help in minimising the scar formation on the surface.
Silicone sheets will also help the healing process as it protects the scarred tissue from rubbing against the rough material of the clothes, thereby extending the healing time.
Silicone sheets can be left on for the full day and removed before sleeping. Wash the area thoroughly after removing the silicone sheet and apply the scar treatment gel or cream and massage for 15 minutes.
Care After Breast Augmentation
Care must be taken to keep the area dry and clean during the entire treatment period. Dry skin and tissues will gather on the surface and lead to keloid scars and infections if not cleaned properly. Scar reduction gels can be obtained from the chemist shop or through your doctor.The gel has to be left on at least for 2 hours before you apply the silicone sheets.
Since creams and gels can be absorbed by the clothes that you wear, you can use a bandage after applying the cream or the gel. This will keep the cream in place and prevent getting absorbed into the clothes.
Remember not to use the scar reduction cream and the adhesive together as it can irritate the skin and cause infections, causing the healing process to slow down and the scar to worsen.
From your very first consultation with one of our Cosmetic Surgeons you will have a committed nursing team to talk you through the surgery and to provide all of the support you need.
Before leaving the hospital you will be given a full guide to help you to make a full and speedy recovery, along with a phone number so that you can call any day, any time that you need us. You may require a night or short stay in hospital to have your progress monitored, but you should be back to work in one to two weeks depending on your occupation, and a full recovery should be made between four and six weeks after surgery.
Creams For Scar Treatment
There are many specialised creams that can be used on the scar after the incision has healed. These creams reduce the scarring to a minimum and prevent keloid scar formation and other permanent damage. Get a good scar treatment cream and gently massage on the scar until the cream is fully absorbed into the skin.
This must strictly be done only after the open wound is completely healed. This can be done two times a day or as directed in the label. Make sure that you massage the scar at least fifteen minutes every day with the cream.