What Is The Approximate Time for Breast Implant Inframammary Incision to Heal?
- Asked by Victoria in Texas
- 1 year ago
Good evening, How long does it take for the breast implant inframammary incision site to heal 100%? Thank you!
Thank you for your question.
The answer depends on your idea of "100% healing".
The healing process of a scar (breast augmentation) starts as soon as the surgical procedure is finished.The first 2 weeks are crucial for the future appearance of the scar; it must be properly treated during these two weeks. From day 15 to 3th month the scar usually will continue maturing (the usual appearance in this period is "red" and "hard"). From 3th to 6th month the scar will cointinue maturing, with clear improvement of it's color and hardness (the red color will decrease and it will appear softer than in previous month). Complete healing of the scar will occur from month 6th to 12th; after this year, the scar is strong enough with no colour and completely soft when you touch it.
There are some scarring process abnormalities that can delay the regular healing process; for example hipertrophic scars and keloids.
The technical surgical suture process and used materialsare also crucial for final result.
Incision Healing Time
The inframammary incision should be healed enough for you to shower in 2-3 days. At 2 weeks the incision is as strong as it will ever be-so avoid trauma to the area until then. It will then take 1-2 years for the scar to finish remodeling and look as good as it is going to look. Hope this is helpful to you.
Breast augmentation incision healing
Your breast augmentation incision should be completely healed within days in the sense it should be closed and waterproof. In terms of the scar being mature in color and consistency, this can take up to a year.
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Healing time for Breast Augmenation
"Time to Heal" while a simple question to most people is a loaded question for Plastic surgeons. The wound starts te healing process at the time of incision. The wound surface is sealed in 36 hours and is healed by 3-4 weeks assuming maximal strength at 4-6 months but scar modeling goes on until 12 months after surgery.
Healing of breast fold incision
Healing of any incision begins as soon as the incision is closed and continues until full healing has occurred. The incision is technically sealed in 1-2 days and reaches full strength of healing at about 4 weeks. At around 4-6 weeks the incision may be a little on the pink or red side in terms of color. This is normal and temporary as the wound continues to mature the redness goes away.
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Breast incision healing
Generally most healing has occurred by 6 weeks post op. There will be remodeling for greater than a year. You can do what ever activity you want at 6 weeks without worry about the incision. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
How long does it take for the incision under the breast to heal?
Healing is a prolonged, somewhat complicated process that generally takes up to 1 year to complete. But the initial phase of healing is complete by about 6 weeks. From that point on you can do most stretching and lifting exercises. But the scar should be folllowed by your plastic surgeon for up to 1 year.
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Scars and Healing
Scars can take weeks to months to heal to completion. Initially, in the first days and weeks scars will be red, swollen, and probably tender. As time moves on, all those things should be improving, with less redness, swelling, and tenderness. As the final maturation process continues the pigment of the scar begins to matche, as best as it can, the surrounding skin pigment, and the scar softens to coalesce in texture, as best as it can, into the surrounding tissue. This can take months or even up to years. Hope this helps.
Scars go through a maturation process and can take more than a year for redness and firmness to improve. As for immediate healing, most scars obtain maximum collagen formation in 6-8 weeks.
Breast Augmentation Incisions
Thank-you for the question Victoria. Generally we believe that complete healing of an inframammary incision can take several months (scars faded and soft) but usually I believe that the incision is stable and strong at 6 weeks. I like to use the analogy of a broken bone. We often put patients in casts for 6 weeks to allow for appropriate stable healing of the fracture, and this mirrors the rate of skin healing as well. We do ask our patients to avoid underwire bras for 6 weeks to limit any irritation to the incision under the breast. We also encourage our patients to refrain from smoking and follow a healthy diet.
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