As a woman and a mother, you deserve to feel confident and beautiful in your own skin. A Mommy Makeover can help you achieve your desired improvements, but we understand that concerns about scarring may be on your mind. Here we will tell you where Mommy Makeover scars are located and what they tend to look like. We’ll also provide you with valuable tips for minimizing the appearance of scarring after a Mommy Makeover. Rest assured that Dr. Aycock takes great care to ensure that all surgical scars are discreetly hidden so that you can confidently flaunt your new look—even in swimwear!
Where are Mommy Makeover Scars Located?
Scars are an inevitable part of any surgical procedure, including a Mommy Makeover. However, Dr. Aycock strategically places all incisions in inconspicuous locations to minimize their visibility. The specific location of scars will depend on the procedures included in your Mommy Makeover.
Here are the scar locations for the procedures that are most commonly included in a Mommy Makeover:
- Breast Augmentation: If your Mommy Makeover includes a breast augmentation, you may have a scar underneath your breasts (along the crease), around the edge of your areolas, or hidden in your underarms. The location and length of your scar will be determined by your implants (larger or silicone implants require a longer scar for insertion).
- Breast Lift: If your Mommy Makeover includes a breast lift, you will have a scar around the edge of your areolas which may also extend vertically down to the breast crease, possibly also with a horizontal incision along the crease. This will be determined by the degree of breast sagging and correction desired.
- Tummy Tuck: If your Mommy Makeover includes a tummy tuck, you will have a horizontal scar low in your abdomen extending between your hips.
- Liposuction: If your Mommy Makeover includes liposuction, you will have minor scars (typically less than one centimeter long) in each treatment zone. Due to their small size, these are generally unnoticeable.
All Mommy Makeover scars are placed as inconspicuously as possible and can be hidden by most clothing, including swimwear. Dr. Aycock will discuss the details of your personalized treatment plan with you to ensure you have a clear understanding of the incision placements.
What Do Mommy Makeover Scars Look Like?
The top priority with a Mommy Makeover is establishing the best body contours while making every effort to minimize the appearance of post-surgical scars. Right after your procedure, your Mommy Makeover scars will likely appear red or dark. However, over time, your surgical scars should fade to become faint lines that are almost undetectable. Most patients find that their scars become significantly less noticeable within a year after surgery.
How Can I Minimize Mommy Makeover Scars?
It’s important to remember that everyone’s body heals differently, and individual scarring can vary based on factors such as health, skin quality, age, lifestyle, and adherence to postoperative care. Here are our expert tips for minimizing the appearance of Mommy Makeover scars:
- Tip 1: Follow Your Postoperative Care Instructions. You will be given detailed care instructions to follow during the weeks after your procedure. They may include instructions such as keeping the incision sites clean, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and refraining from smoking. It is crucial to follow these guidelines to promote optimal healing and minimize scarring.
- Tip 2: Use Scar Treatment Products. There are various scar treatment products available that can help minimize the appearance of scars. For example, silicone sheets or gels have been shown to be effective in reducing scar visibility. We will be happy to recommend specific products that are safe and suitable for your unique needs.
- Tip 3: Stay Hydrated and Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle. Proper hydration and a healthy lifestyle contribute to better overall skin health and promote optimal healing. Drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet, and getting regular exercise can all help to minimize scar appearance.
We understand that the thought of scars after surgery may be a concern as you consider a Mommy Makeover. However, if you are unhappy with your body contours and are interested in this procedure, know that Dr. Aycock is a skilled surgeon who takes great care to ensure that all surgical scars are discreetly placed and carefully hidden. With time and proper postoperative care, these scars typically fade into faint lines that you will hardly notice, while your Mommy Makeover results will be a stunning full body transformation that will be impossible to ignore. Mommy Makeover patients tend to agree that this is a very small price to pay for the life-changing results you can achieve with this incredible full-body makeover.
If you’re ready to embark on your Mommy Makeover journey, book a consultation with Dr. Aycock by calling (720) 634-7400 or contacting us online. Together, we can help you achieve the beautiful results you desire while minimizing the appearance of scars after Mommy Makeover surgery.