Home > Learn > Blog > How to Reduce Scarring After Breast Implants

How to Reduce Scarring After Breast Implants

Posted February 2019 by Biodermis
Breast augmentations and implants are becoming an increasingly popular aspect of self-expression and self-confidence for women around the world. As one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in America, it is no wonder breast implants are a hot topic within the realm of scar therapy and management. Breast augmentations are considered invasive procedures, so scarring is an inevitable result. There are different techniques plastic surgeons use to minimize scarring, but there is no way to eliminate scarring completely. If you are someone who is predisposed to excessive scarring, it’s good to know that you have options to prevent and treat abnormal scar types.

Continue reading to learn more about breast implant procedures and to discover a clinically-proven and safe topical solution to scar therapy.

Breast implants

What are breast implant surgeries?

Breast implants are used during breast augmentation (augmentation mammoplasty) procedures to enhance the shape, size, and appearance of the breasts. A woman may opt to undergo breast augmentation to restore fullness to the breasts after a mastectomy, reduce sagging due to aging or pregnancy, or simply to increase bust size. Statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgery show that breast augmentations were the most common cosmetic surgical procedure in America with over 300,000 procedures in 2017 alone.

When considering a breast augmentation procedure, you will likely be faced with two options for breast implants and three options for incision types offered by your surgeon. These decisions, of course, will be made after consulting with your plastic surgeon, but it’s good to have a general idea of the options before making your initial visit. Breast implants are primarily made of either saline or silicone gel. Saline implants, as the name suggests are composed of a hollow silicone casing filled with saline, a sterile salt water solution. Silicone gel implants are composed of hollow silicone casings filled with silicone gel. Each implant type has its pros and cons, and the cost of the procedure can vary depending on the type and size of the implant.

A plastic surgeon with expertise in breast augmentation procedures generally has three incision techniques at his disposal: inframammary incision, periareolar incision, and transaxillary incision. Inframmamary incisions are made 1-2 inches in length along the crease of the lower breast (known as the inframammary fold). Periareolar incisions are roughly the same in length and form the shape of a semicircle along the lower edge of the areola. Transaxillary incisions are a way to avoid scarring on the breast altogether by making an incision in the axilla (armpit) region. Each incision technique has its pros and cons which your surgeon will explain to you in greater detail upon your initial assessment.

Silicone for scars

Clinically-proven scar care

Scar therapy and management represent significant clinical concerns for many doctors and patients. Patients who are predisposed to keloids and hypertrophic scars may respond particularly well to traditional scar treatment therapies. The only clinically-proven method to prevent and reduce scarring after surgery is medical grade silicone. Medical silicone, also known as silicone gel, has been a safe and effective scar treatment method for over 30 years.

Silicone gel products like silicone gel sheeting, silicone ointments, and silicone scar sticks are cost-effective and easily obtainable online or through some physicians. In the case of scar treatment for breast augmentations, specific silicone sheets are shaped and sized to fit each scar type. Silicone scar sticks can be used for scars on the face and body and make the perfect travel companion for scar therapy on the go. Ask your doctors for recommendations for scar management options or go to Biodermis.com for all of your post-operative needs.


Biodermis is an innovative market leader with 30 years of expertise in the medical silicone industry. Visit Biodermis.com today to explore a complete range of scar management and post-operative care solutions.
PHYSICIANS AND MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS: REFER OR RESELL?

Biodermis offers custom tailored referral programs designed to simplify and reduce the cost of your patients' post-op care. Additionally, we offer professional pricing if you opt to retail our products. Give us a call at 800.322.3729, and we will be happy to provide additional details on these programs.