I am 4 weeks post op and my tummy tuck scar gets very itchy and would like to know if I can apply vaseline. Thank you.
Can I Use Vaseline on my Tummy Tuck Scar to Keep It Moist? I Am 4 Weeks Post Op.
Doctor Answers (6)
4 weeks post-surgery is too early to start applying anything on there yet. You need to check with your surgeon to see if it’s a good idea. Every practice is different.
Moisturizing TT scar
Lotions after a Tummy Tuck
It is best to apply a non-fragrance lotion/moisturizer to your incision. Every doctor has their preference so I would check with your plastic surgeon and see what they recommend.
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