Yes, there will be visible scarring after breast fat transfer, but it will typically be very small. The incisions for fat transfer are typically made in the armpits, the inframammary fold (the crease under the breast), or the navel. These incisions are usually only about 1/4 to 1/2 inch long, so they are not very noticeable.
The scars from breast fat transfer will fade over time, and they can be further minimized with proper scar care. This includes keeping the incisions clean and protected, and using scar creams or ointments.
In some cases, the fat transfer procedure may not be able to use the patient’s own fat to achieve the desired results. In these cases, the surgeon may need to use implants to augment the breasts. This will result in larger scars, as the implants are inserted through larger incisions.
Overall, the scarring from breast fat transfer is typically very minimal and can be easily hidden with clothing. If you are concerned about scarring, be sure to discuss this with your surgeon before undergoing the procedure.
Here are some tips to help minimize scarring after breast fat transfer:
- Keep the incisions clean and protected.
- Use scar creams or ointments.
- Avoid sun exposure to the incisions.
- Massage the incisions gently.
The scarring after breast fat transfer is typically minimal and well-hidden, making it one of the advantages of this procedure compared to traditional breast augmentation with implants, which usually involves more noticeable scarring.
During breast fat transfer, the surgeon makes small incisions, typically just a few millimeters in size, in inconspicuous locations on the breasts to inject the purified fat. These incisions are strategically placed to allow the surgeon access to the breast tissue for fat transfer while minimizing visible scarring.
The incisions are usually made in areas such as the natural creases of the breasts, the areola border, or in areas covered by a bra or bikini. As a result, the scars tend to be inconspicuous and become less noticeable over time as they heal and fade.
The appearance of scars can vary from person to person, and individual healing characteristics can influence scar visibility. In most cases, the scars from breast fat transfer remain faint and blend in with the surrounding skin, making them difficult to detect.
To promote optimal healing and minimize the risk of complications, it’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully. These may include keeping the incision sites clean and protected, avoiding sun exposure, and applying any recommended scar treatment or creams.
While scars are a natural part of the healing process after any surgical procedure, the goal of a skilled plastic surgeon is to create the most aesthetically pleasing results with minimal scarring. By choosing an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon for your breast fat transfer, you can increase the likelihood of achieving excellent results with minimal visible scarring.