Are my incisions too high? (Photo)

I had my breast augmentation almost 3 months ago. I got silicone 300 cc high profile implants. I THINK my implants dropped and fluffed but i am not sure because I don't exactly know how can i tell if they did so if you could tell me that would be great. However my question is about my incisions. They seem very high and they are very visible. Am I right? Could you please tell me what you think. and if you have any other concerns in regard my breast just by looking at my pics, please let me know.

Doctor Answers 6


 Your incision seem to be well placed to me from the photographs you've included. They do however look either darker or thicker than I would like to see it three months. Ask your plastic surgeon about scar therapies with broadband light or fractional laser and drug delivery. Good luck.

Louisville Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Or are the implants too small and narrow

The incisions will mature and fade, but what jumps out to me as an issue that will worsen with time, is that the 300cc HP is too narrow and short. You already have more implant below your nipple than above, and have developed star gazing pseudoptosis. If you wanted that volume a mod+ would have given more upper pole, or you need a larger/wider HP device. Dimensional planning not cc's or cup sizes must be the focus of sizing. Best of luck.

Evan Feldman, MD, FACS
Texas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 86 reviews

Are my incisions too high?

Your incision placement is fine, the issue is that they are still very noticeable and haven't faded yet. Your scars will usually fade with time, but you may want to consider doing a series of BBL treatments to lighten the color. BBL uses filtered light energy to decrease the pigment and vascularity in the scars making them less visible. It usually takes 3 to 5 treatments about one month apart. There is no downtime with the treatment.

Don W. Griffin, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

Incisions of breast augmentation

Your incisions will fade with time. It is only 3 months out and they re usually very red at this point. best of luck with your results.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews


In an effort to conceal the scar even when a bikini top might ride up above the fold beneath the breast, the scar is positioned to be a little above the fold. Your scar position looks good. It is more noticeable because it has only been a short while from the time of surgery. It will fade as time goes on and will become less visible. 

John S. Alspaugh, MD, FACS
Virginia Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 21 reviews


Typically, well placed incisions will drift a tiny distance superiorly as the implants settle. Yours look normal - at least for here in Miami. Because smaller bikinis do not commonly fit right into the crease, a red incision exactly in the crease will show. Being a tiny bit out of the crease allows them to stay better covered.

A good scar anywhere looks good, a bad scar anywhere looks bad. You scar is still early so more visible. Hopefully it will fade with time as most do and you will be satisfied. It looks to me like your surgeon did a fine job!

Robert H. Hunsaker, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

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