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How bad is the scarring from a breast lift? 
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Subjective
Impossible to know what you would consider bad.
One scar encircles the areola and a 2d extends straight from the 6:00 position of the first scar, to the fold at the bottom of the breast. The final scar quality depends completely on the individuals' skin physiology- so can be fine line, wide or thick. The first scar is usually camouflaged by being on the interface between the areola and skin.

In brief: Subjective
Impossible to know what you would consider bad.
One scar encircles the areola and a 2d extends straight from the 6:00 position of the first scar, to the fold at the bottom of the breast. The final scar quality depends completely on the individuals' skin physiology- so can be fine line, wide or thick. The first scar is usually camouflaged by being on the interface between the areola and skin.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Matthew Schulman
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Varies
Scar placement will vary by type of breast lift.
The scar quality will depend on your skin type. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns.

In brief: Varies
Scar placement will vary by type of breast lift.
The scar quality will depend on your skin type. Talk to your surgeon about your concerns.
Dr. Matthew Schulman
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends...
Any surgical procedure can lead to scarring; the severity is mostly dependent upon the technical skill of the surgeon performing the procedure.

In brief: Depends...
Any surgical procedure can lead to scarring; the severity is mostly dependent upon the technical skill of the surgeon performing the procedure.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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Dr. Barry Cohen
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Very variable
Based on type of lift and your propensity to scar.

In brief: Very variable
Based on type of lift and your propensity to scar.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Varies.
Many variables involved when it comes to how much scarring results from breast lifting surgery.
For example, there are a variety of breast lift operations available, each with resulting scars. Generally speaking, the more breast ptosis (his sagging) is present, the more skin excision necessary during the breast lifting operation, the more the incision/scarring present. Others factors involved….

In brief: Varies.
Many variables involved when it comes to how much scarring results from breast lifting surgery.
For example, there are a variety of breast lift operations available, each with resulting scars. Generally speaking, the more breast ptosis (his sagging) is present, the more skin excision necessary during the breast lifting operation, the more the incision/scarring present. Others factors involved….
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Breast Lift Scars
Breast lifts can be done with a variety of techniques which each leave a different type of scar. These include : benelli, crescent lift, and vertical scar. The benelli and the crescent lift leave the least amount of visible scarring in my opinion.
Read more about it at my blog: http://www.Cosmeticsurg.Net/blog/2012/05/21/breast-lift-with-implants-which-technique-leaves-the-least-scars/.

In brief: Breast Lift Scars
Breast lifts can be done with a variety of techniques which each leave a different type of scar. These include : benelli, crescent lift, and vertical scar. The benelli and the crescent lift leave the least amount of visible scarring in my opinion.
Read more about it at my blog: http://www.Cosmeticsurg.Net/blog/2012/05/21/breast-lift-with-implants-which-technique-leaves-the-least-scars/.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Not too, but results
Vary, primarily b/c of the skin physiology, and patient perception.
Always a scar around the areola which, since it's at a color transition zone, is less noticeable. The verticle scar is usually noticeable in bright light and has a tendency to spread regardless of how closed. In my experience, best scars follow closure with buried absorbable sutures+stainless clips if removed day 6 then kept taped.

In brief: Not too, but results
Vary, primarily b/c of the skin physiology, and patient perception.
Always a scar around the areola which, since it's at a color transition zone, is less noticeable. The verticle scar is usually noticeable in bright light and has a tendency to spread regardless of how closed. In my experience, best scars follow closure with buried absorbable sutures+stainless clips if removed day 6 then kept taped.
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