“I have scars on my breasts and I'm really self-conscious about them.”
When you have scars, your self-esteem and confidence can be affected, even if the scars are in an area hidden by clothing. Often, scars cause a person to have a negative body image. Any scar can make a person self-conscious especially when it is on an intimately important part of the body like breast. Other feelings may be associated with the scar, including shame and embarrassment that also affect a person’s confidence. However, you do not have to let your scars affect your self-confidence.
Breast lumps are very common; most women will experience one or more breast lumps at some stage of their lives. Majority of the Breast Lumps are Benign (non-cancerous) but require proper evaluation. Fibro adenoma is common cause for a lump in young women, often between the ages of 15-30. Fibro adenomas probably arise due to hormonal changes in the breast. They are usually harmless and painless, but should be carefully evaluated and investigated. Once a lump has been shown to be definitely a fibro adenoma, it is safe to live under strict supervision and if it does not disappear then surgery is the answer. The final cosmetic appearance is important after any breast surgery, particularly so after the removal of benign breast lumps, as their removal on occasions may not be absolutely medically essential.
In the conventional lumpectomy (removal of breast lump), surgeon removes the lumps through direct incisions on the lump. These leave behind undesirable ugly scars that permanent tell tale signs for a temporary problem at a young age on an intimately important part of the body. But Dr. Sunish Goyal uses entirely different technique that leaves almost no scarring on your breast. The surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia and takes 1 to 2 hrs depending on the size and number of the lumps. Almost all benign lumps can potentially be removed via either a circum areolar or inframammary incision. It may take the surgeon longer and be technically more difficult for the surgeon; however in Dr Goyal’s opinion the resultant scar is superior and makes the additional effort worthwhile. A semicircular peri areolar/ circum areolar incision is made around the areola which is barely visible after healing and fades with time. Multiple lumps can be removed through this single incision. The inframammary incision is made in the crease/fold underneath the breast. The ideal end-result of any breast surgical procedure is a good quality scar which is well placed and able to be camouflaged. As cosmetic surgeons, we try to hide scars in natural lines, and to camouflage their existence, if possible. We also employ highly specialized suturing techniques to improve the quality of the scar.
If there is any doubt of malignancy or confirmed by needle biopsy that too can be removed by wide excision in a cosmetic manner so that the breast get very less deformity and scarring.
The recovery period is very short and you can go home the same day of your surgery. You may feel a little discomfort for first 2-3 days. There will be swelling on your breasts that will settle down within 10-14 days. Sutures are removed in 5-7 days.