Surgery is a procedure performed in a hospital environment, lasting around 3 hours, and being discharged the next day after the team’s assessment. The return time for activities is around 21 to 30 days.
Does cosmetic breast surgery leave scars?
The reduction of the breasts depends on the removal of the extra volume, and for that we need a T-shaped scar most of the time.
Fortunately, the mammoplasty permiteallows us to put the scars a lot, which is very convenient. To better clarify the evolution of scarring, let’s report the different periods through which the scars will pass, after breast reduction or breast suspension:
Immediate Period: It goes up to the 30th day and presents itself with an excellent appearance and little visible. Some cases show a slight reaction to the stitches or dressing.
Media Period: It goes from the 30th day to the 12th month. During this period there will be a natural thickening of the scar, as well as a change in the tone of its color, going from “red” to “brown” which will gradually lighten. This period, the least favorable of the cicatricial evolution, is what more worries the patients. As we cannot speed up the natural healing process, we recommend that patients not to worry, because the late period will be responsible for reducing the scarring traces.
Late Period: It goes from the 12th to the 18th month. During this period, the scar begins to become lighter and less consistent, thus reaching its definitive appearance. Any assessment of the definitive result of the breast surgery should be done after this period.