What surgical procedures produce scars on the breasts?

It is becoming increasingly common for women to face surgical procedures that leave scars on their breasts. Many people associate them with breast cancer treatment, but it is not the only reason. A breast lifting or a breast enlargement or reduction in size can also cause scarring.

Today there are real and revolutionary aesthetic treatments that perfectly camouflage the scars on your breasts.

Which are the main surgical treatments that produce scars on the breasts?

The main surgical treatments that leave scars on the breasts are:
  • Mastectomy. It is a partial or complete removal of the breasts in order to combat breast cancer. It is a cosmetic surgical procedure whose purpose is to lift the breasts so that they recover their natural appearance.
  • Breast lift or mastopexy.  Very sagging breasts can be restored to their appearance by lifting and placing them where they were before. However, when a very pronounced lift has to be performed, there are risks that may involve the loss of the nipple.   
  • Breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty. This consists of increasing the size of the breast using a prosthesis. When the incision is areolar and complications occur after surgery, such as infection or bleeding, it can result in the total or partial loss of the nipple or, which is very common, a scar.
  • Breast reduction. It is usually recommended for women with large breasts who suffer from severe back pain due to the excess of weight in the breasts. This type of intervention generates scars around the areola and the so-called inverted “T” (pexy).

How to camouflage scars on the breast

Depending on the complications after the surgery, the skin type and even the time that has passed since the intervention, the scars on the breasts will be more or less visible.

Over the years, many people find their self-esteem affected due to scars and skin ageing. Since they are not comfortable in their own skin, they often avoid showing this area of their body and even their relationships are affected.

Camouflage treatments make it possible to restore almost 100% of the appearance of a breast that has been operated on.

But how is it performed? What does this treatment require?

Camouflaging breast scars with semi-permanent make-up

One of the most effective techniques for camouflaging breast scars caused by surgery is permanent make-up or micropigmentation. This technique is part of the speciality of paramedical micropigmentation and uses pigments with colours that are very similar to those of our skin to permanently make up the areas affected by scars.

In order to apply this technique, the technician uses microneedles, which are used to inject the pigments into the skin.

  • Permanent make-up is used to camouflage scars, reducing the depth and thickness of the scars and even their tone.
  • In order to achieve the best results, it is highly recommended that the affected area is not exposed to the sun to prevent discolouration.

This technique is ideal to treat nipple reconstruction and to camouflage scars that can affect the appearance of our breasts.

When and how permanent make-up can be performed

In order to be able to perform a micropigmentation treatment, we highly advise:

  • To wait until the scar has been stabilised. It should have achieved a specific tone and thickness and no longer show any changes. This usually happens 3 to 6 months after the operation.
  • For an excellent result, the most appropriate thing to do is to do a preliminary study of the patient, in order to evaluate the state of the scar or scars, the colour, and the number of sessions to be applied.

We provide a personalised service for each patient, we study the characteristics of your skin and, taking into account your preferences, we will recommend the technique that will provide you with the best results.

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