What will the scar be like from an under arm axillary lift?(photos)
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Scar for axillary lift
Your photos suggest more liposuction may be needed as well. And an exam without the bra is needed to see where the incisions should go. So see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for a complete exam and discussion of all your options to see what will work best for you.
Axillary Arm Lift Surgery
Although your question refers to the scarring that's associated with an under arm axillary lift, your major concern appears to be the excess soft tissue of your lateral chest wall. Unfortunately, an under the arm axillary lift will have minimal impact upon this particular problem.
For this reason, it's probably appropriate to consult a board certified plastic surgeon with experience in this area. This surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your anatomic findings and achieves your aesthetic goals.
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This incision is typical. The redness should fade over time. I would suggest a silicone based scar cream twice a day for four months.
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What will the scar be like from an under arm axillary lift?
It's a little difficult to properly assess how much extra skin and fat you have based on these pictures. From what I can see, it doesn't look like you have a lot of extra skin and therefore arm lift surgery may not be necessary. I do see some excess fat in the armpits and upper back hanging over your bra line and believe you might be a good candidate for liposuction with some laser skin tightening (SmartLipo). This would avoid the lengthy scars of an arm lift, and has a much shorter recovery time. But it would be necessary to examine the area properly without a bra to assess the amount of excess skin and fat and therefore determine your best treatment option(s). I recommend consultation with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon for a full discussion of your options.
Sincerely, Abhay Gupta MD
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