Tips to Minimize Scarring After Breast Reduction

Breast Reconstruction New Jersey-There are a variety of reasons that New Jersey women seek out Dr. Comizio for breast reduction surgery. Some women don’t like the attention that comes with having large, natural breasts. Others suffer from neck, back or shoulder pain or other medical ailments due to the large size of their breasts. Still, others find that their breasts get in the way of exercising, and want to reduce their cup size so they can maintain a healthy exercise regime.

Regardless of the reason that you may be considering breast reduction by New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Comizio, there is a common theme amongst women who seek out this procedure; they want to do whatever is possible to reduce the appearance of scars on their breasts. This desire is understandable. After all, many women with large natural breasts probably never thought about getting plastic surgery until a medical problem or other inconvenience related to their breasts began to interrupt their lives. And other women want to feel whole and confident in intimate situations.

If you’re considering a breast reduction, but are apprehensive because of the potential for noticeable scars, then you’ve definitely come to the right place. Below is a discussion of tips for reducing and minimizing scars after a New Jersey breast reduction surgery.

Pick an Incision Type That Will Give You Both the Results You Desire and a Scar With Which You Can Live

Any time you get a breast reduction, you are going to have an incision on your breast. You do, however, have a variety of incision types available. Typically speaking, the larger your breast, the larger your incision will need to be. But keep in mind, every New Jersey woman’s breast anatomy and desired size is unique, so you may have very large breasts but be able to choose one of the smaller incision types.

Breast reduction incision techniques include:

  • An anchor scar, which leaves an inverted “T” scar on the bottom portion of your breast
  • A lollipop scar, which places a vertical scar from the bottom of your nipple to the bottom of your breast
  • A horizontal scar along the inframammary fold of your breast, where the bottom of your breast meets your ribcage
  • A liposuction only technique, in which small incisions are made in your breasts to insert a thin tube called a cannula, which is used to remove unwanted fatty tissue from your breasts via liposuction

If you’re concerned about having a large scar on your breasts after your surgery, make sure to share that feeling with Dr. Comizio so the two of you can plan the best incision type and breast reduction technique for you based on current and desired breast size.

Avoid Showering or Getting Water on Your Incision Sites Until Dr. Comizio Gives You the All Clear

It’s a general rule of thumb that you should shower daily. But that isn’t always the case after you’ve had surgery. Your incision sites need to heal, and part of that healing process means avoiding contact with water for a short period of time. Wait until Dr. Comizio tells you it’s okay to shower, take a bath, or take a dip in the pool before you get your newly reduced breasts wet.

Eat a Healthy Diet with Plenty of Vitamin D

It’s always important for New Jersey women to maintain a healthy diet. But it’s never more important to do so than when you are recovering from surgery. Eating a well-balanced diet with lots of vitamin D will help your body heal it’s incision faster and more easily. And the healthier an incision heals, the better it often looks.*

Talk to Dr. Comizio About Your Scarring Concerns

If you would like smaller breasts, but the thought of large scars has been preventing you from moving forward, schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Comizio. After an open discussion with her and an examination of your current breast size and shape, you may be surprised at just how minimal of an incision she needs to make in order to deliver your desired results.*

To schedule this preliminary appointment, Call Dr. Comizio’s office in New Jersey today at (973) 775-9248.

*Individual results may vary