How well you heal post-surgery will vary from patient to patient. There will always be an element of scarring but our highly experienced surgeons will ensure that breast implant incisions are made in discreet places. The most common breast augmentation incision used in the UK is the inframammary incision which is the area within the natural breast fold. Breast incision scars are usually 4-5cms in length and are often barely visible in this area, especially when wearing a bikini or bra.
Other incision types used for breast surgery include peri-areola which is around the nipple, axillary which is within the armpit or through the belly button, transumbilical otherwise known as the TUBA incision. These incisions are not commonly performed and would be at the preference of the surgeon.
Scar care at The Private Clinic is a big part of our aftercare advice plan and your surgeon will give their best recommendations on how to reduce the appearance of scars.
Your scars will go through a healing phase for a few months and it can take up to year for them to fully mature to a faint, barely visible mark.