Saturday, November 06, 2004

OK, I can't believe I did this, but I did some net research on the various techniques of breast augmentation and yes indeed, there is a method through which an incision is made around the areola... 1, Guy 0. For now.

Here's a description of how it's done from, ahem, (not as bad as

"The incision is made just beyond the areola, which is the darker area of skin surrounding the nipple. The incision should be made at the very edge of the areola where the dark tissue meets the lighter breast tissue, which aids the scar in "blending in". The incision should not be made within the areola. If the incision heals in a light colored scar, you will have a white "smiley face" inside of your areola, which will be noticeable, and won't be attractive. Click here to see an example of this. Thankfully, the scars tend to heal quite nicely. However, if they don't, they will be noticeable, since they are situated right on the center of the breast. Leaving the surgical tape on will aid in healing the scar because it reduces the tension on the skin, keeps it from "pulling", helps the scar heal into a very thin line, as well as keeping it flat."

Scary stuff.

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