Will I Have Scars After my Breast Augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


If you’re considering undergoing a breast augmentation from Indianapolis plastic surgeon Joseph Fata, you are likely interested to know about post-surgical scarring. After all, you want larger, more attractive breasts, and highly conspicuous scarring might hurt that goal. The answer to the question in the title of this blog post is two-fold: yes, there will be some scarring after your breast augmentation. But for most patients, this scarring is inconspicuous and well-hidden. One of the decisions you and Dr. Fata will make before your breast augmentation is the incision placement for the procedure. Each option has certain advantages and disadvantages, and some incisions do a better job than others of hiding any scarring. The breakdown usually works like this:

  • With an inframammary (under the breast incision), scars will be hidden under the crease of your breast
  • In a peri-areolar placement, which involves making an incision in the areola, scarring will not be visible while you wear a bathing suit and the scar tissue tends to blend in with the surrounding areola tissue.
  • The transaxillary incision places the incision in the fold of the armpit. This removes the scar from your breast, but makes the scar more visible while wearing a swimsuit.

Dr. Fata will help you make the decision that is right for you and answer any breast augmentation questions you might have. If you live in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and you have questions about your breast augmentation, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery today.