Plastic surgery scars are not always a problem when a skilled surgeon is involved. The main purpose of plastic surgery is to leave no trace behind, though many people are concerned because of the depth and size that the incisions take, learning that they can fade away over time. Of course, surgeons take into account important factors, including a person’s medical history, their tendency or risks towards scarring badly and which part of the body is going under the knife. As with every scar, these scars will appear pink, getting softer as time proceeds. They may appear to be somewhat brighter on people with darker skin and sometime people may suffer the unfortunate dilemma of having scars that become hypertrophic or keloid, raising, becoming itchy, having pain and growing beyond the location of the original wound. This is why many surgeons warn patients about not having any exposure to the sun , especially not the areas of skin that were operated on as they are very sensitive and can react.
Plastic surgery scars may include those from liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty. Liposuction scars are usually very tiny, except if large areas are being dealt with. At the worst, the scars may appear on abdominal sides, along your arm, under your breast creases and under your chin, sometimes appearing different in colour to the rest of your skin, but rarely unattractive or abnormal. Those from a tummy tuck depend on how much was tucked. At the very worst, will a full one, scars may run the hips to the naval and from the line of the pubic hair to the bottom of your breastbone. With breast augmentation, you will get scars that are usually well hidden beneath your breasts in the creases and are easily faded over time. Rhinoplasty scars may be visible or invisible with the ones done via the nose being unseen and the one under the nose’s tip being so fine that it is hardly visible and goes away easily. Blepharoplasty scars are rarely seen and rarely result in keloid or hypertrophic issues and because the skin of the eyelid is so thin.