One of the downsides to breast augmentation surgery is the scars that are left behind, although they are usually small and hidden. But could there be a new way to perform breast surgery that leaves virtually no scars? According to plastic surgeons in England, the “invisible boob job” now exists, and the before-and-afters we saw were enough to make us want to know more.
Referred to as the “invisible boob job,” the procedure uses a special Keller funnel to allow plastic surgeons to place the implants through a tiny hole that’s about the size of a coin. Because the funnel doesn’t require a larger incision, which is usually hidden in the crease of the breast, there’s almost no scar involved.
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But, not every doctor is on board with this so-called “invisible” boob job, and some are calling it downright fluff. “There is no such thing as an ‘invisible’ breast augmentation procedure. If you are expecting truly ‘invisible’ results, you’ll be disappointed,” says San Diego plastic surgeon Joseph L. Grzeskiewicz, MD. “This is still surgery, and by virtue of that, there will always be a scar, and by virtue of that, it will NEVER be invisible.”
Dr. Grzeskiewicz explains that there is a scar that results from this technique, albeit shorter than the ones we are accustomed to seeing. “Also, we have been using the Keller funnel in this country for almost 10 years! So, maybe for surgeons in the UK this is like a new dawn and a revolutionary procedure to add to the arsenal, but for us, it has become pretty much de rigueur in hardcore breast augmentation circles.”
Bottom line: Anytime you opt for surgery, there will be a resulting scar of some sort. How long and wide it is may vary, but even in today’s world, a scarless surgical procedure just doesn’t exist.
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