5 Tricks to Help Heal & Fade Tummy Tuck ScarsPosted on September 25, 2013 | by Boston Plastic Surgery
While the advantages of a tummy tuck seem to be endless, one concern patients seem to have is the scar that remains after the procedure. While scarring is inevitable, there are several recommendations for the care of your tummy tuck scar to insure its rapid fading and your confident return to your bikini.
Find out what the 5 tricks to treating tummy tuck scars.
1. Follow Instructions
It is important to keep all bandages and tension reducing dressings on your incision as long as it is recommended after your procedure. Avoid tension on the operated area in general for as long as possible.
2. Scar Creams
Scar creams, when used regularly, can promote the faster healing and fading of the tummy tuck scar.
3. Avoid Sun Exposure
This does not rule out spending time outside or enjoying the beach. Be sure to cover up the specific areas affected by the procedure. If portions of your scar are exposed be sure to apply a high SPF sunscreen to combat discoloration and sun damage.
4. Bring your Bikini
If you are concerned about the location of your tummy tuck scar bring your bikini to your consult. Discuss with your cosmetic surgeon where you would ideally like your incision to be made so it is not visible. The location of the incision plays a large role in the tension placed on the muscle but communicating with your doctor what you would like to accomplish can make all the difference.
All scars fade with time. Caring for your scar with an active attitude will only expedite the fading of your scar but it does take time. If you are not seeing a gradual fade over time in your incision consult your cosmetic physician to discuss laser treatments or skin rejuvenating options to help.
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