Scarring— especially after breast reconstruction surgery— is something a lot of men and women worry about. And although some amount of scarring is completely normal for patients, there are some other things that you can do to prevent your scars from turning into something even scarier than Halloween. Let’s take a closer look at a few suggestions that we have. Read on to learn more.
Scar massage is one way to prevent against scar tissue from building up which can make your scar a lot more noticeable. To massage the scar tissue, you will want to typically start out by applying a small amount of pressure and then increase the pressure as you get more and more comfortable. Make sure to verify with your surgeon beforehand to make sure when you should start massaging because you don’t want to do it too early.
Apply Scar Cream
Another thing that you can do is to keep the incision site moisturized to prevent against severe scarring. Try applying a scar cream like Mederma to the area about 1 to 2 times per day depending on how big your scar is.
Some studies have shown that silicone bandages are effective at helping to reduce the visibility of scars. Talk to your surgeon at the Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester before surgery about applying these bandages after surgery and what they think about their effectiveness.
Having scars is a normal part of any sort of surgery but they’re also something that you will want to minimize. If you want to learn a little bit more about how you can reduce the appearance of your scars, schedule a consultation at our Rochester office and call us today at (585) 922-5840.