3 Ways to Deal with Post-Surgery Scarring - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

3 Ways to Deal with Post-Surgery Scarring

For plastic surgeries, whether it be a liposuction, face lift, breast implant, or even a scar fix there is potential for scarring. Professional surgeons minimize the visibility of scarring, and there are some things you can do as well.

  1. Minimize Exposure
    While your body will take care of itself and heal its wounds, if can leave blemishes. To help your body heal well,post surgery scarring limit the following:
  • Sunlight
  • Dryness
  • Skin tension
  • Excessive movement

Healing skin is especially vulnerable to UV rays and will discolor differently than the healthy skin around it. Dryness and scabbing are also another conductor for scarring – moisturize your scar with Vaseline or lotion that’s been approved by your doctor.

If you stretch the skin around your wound, you open up the possibility to expanding the wound itself. Try to keep your healing skin as relaxed as possible. This includes not moving too much because if you jolt the skin unintentionally, you can open the wound further.

2. Obey Your Doctor

After your procedure, you will be given instructions and advice about recovery. Obey the rules the Dr. gives you! They telling you these things to help you heal.

Treat your wounds according to your doctor’s instructions. Cover your incisions with Vaseline and bandages. Apply pressure to your wounds as directed by your doctor.

Talk to your doctor about what you should do if you are concerned about visible scarring.

3. Embrace Your Scars

The scars on your body tell the tales of your most trying moments. We’ve only begun to remove scars very recently – for thousands of years, scars have been markers of personal achievement or failure.

Despite your best efforts, scars rarely disappear completely. Let your scars remind you of the choices you made and let them be conversation starters.

Don’t let scars affect your body image. If you chose to have plastic surgery, then you already made the choice to love yourself and do what you can to boost your confidence. Scars show that you have healed, overcome, and moved on.

If you’re concerned about scarring after your surgery, be sure to talk with your doctor at your first consultation. Dr. Weinstein can give you advice and share from his experience. Call 908-879-2222 to schedule an appointment and learn more about plastic surgeries and dealing with potential scarring.

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