Is it normal to feel a little thickening of the scars after breast augmentation?

I'm 16 days post op. My incisions look great! But I have noticed that they feel a little thick.

Doctor Answers 4

Healing Of Incisions After Breast Augmentation

Healing Of Incisions After Breast Augmentation

Most incisions thicken to the touch in early healing. This is the extra collagen and will soften in 4-6 months for most patients.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Post breast aug

Yes, it is normal to feel a thickening along the incision site. This is a part of the normal healing process and the incision will flatten out with time. Hope this helps, Dean Vistnes.

M. Dean Vistnes, MD
Bay Area Plastic Surgeon
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Scar thickening post aug

This is not unusual.After an incision is made there is a healing ridge right under the scar that can be thick so it is not unusual.It will go down over the ensuing months.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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Yes you can have thickness below your incisions

As incisions heal they are thick at first and then relax as time passes.

In breast augmentation I have chosen to spend time reviewing photographs with patients to fully understand their expectation of size and shape. Many times this simply raises more questions. I will make measurements and use the implant guides to allow the patient to understand exactly the sizes that are reasonable for their body type and measurements.

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