What will my pectoral implant incisions and scars look like?
Pec implant incisions are commonly in the hair-bearing region of your armpit (the axilla). The incision is usually about two inches long. The incision length will depend on the size of your implant.
After your incisions heal, your resulting scars should be barely visible. In most cases, your scars will fade and significantly improve over time, but your incision healing will depend on the steps you take to prevent infection (nutrition, not smoking, hydrating), and any underlying medical conditions or genetic tendencies.
Aesthetic plastic surgeons make every effort to place incisions in hidden areas and minimize them, with the goal of achieving the desired results with the shortest possible scar. Special tissue handling and suture techniques further reduce scarring.