Will My Breast Augmentation Leave Scars?

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


A Maryland woman admires her breast augmentation resultsAnytime an incision is made, a scar will form.  Some scars are conspicuous, while others hide or fade over time. Several factors determine the visibility of scars, including location, genetics and healing. Fortunately, Bella Cosmetic Surgery’s breast augmentation procedures are designed to minimize scarring for our Maryland patients.     

There are multiple incision options for breast augmentation surgery. During your initial consultation, you will work closely with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte to discuss your aesthetic goals and breast implant options. Together, you will then develop a plan of action to meet your unique needs. Common incision types include:

  • Inframammary: This incision is made beneath your breast in the folded crease. Situated in the natural crease below the breast, this popular approach allows for nipple and the structures of the breast to remain intact. This method also tends to heal well, and if future surgery is needed, a new incision can be made at the same site.
  • Periareolar: This incision is made in the nipple area, along the edge of the areola. The natural color changes along the nipple help conceal the scar. This option is popular among women with smaller breasts, where the lower portion of the breast is visible.
  • Trans-axillary: This incision is made in the armpit. Often referred to as a “scarless breast augmentation”, this scar is hidden in the armpit away from the breast area. The incision can only be made once, and it is at higher risk of infection due to the bacteria present in the area.

Dr Chiaramonte understands important natural-looking breast augmentation results are to our Maryland patients, and is committed to helping you achieve the look you desire. To learn more about the options available to you, contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today by calling (301) 567-6767 today to schedule your private consultation. We welcome patients from Washington DC and Virginia.