After Breast Implants Taking off Tape?
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Do you need to use scar products after surgery?
You should always ask your surgeon but I am not a fan of such products as the scars usually heal fine. I suggest such products only if poor scarring is appreciated or if scar revisions are done. Otherwise my philosophy is 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it' and only the manufacturers of such products benefit when it becomes routine to use.
Scar and Wound Management After Breast Augmentation
I hope that helps.
Stick to your surgeon's recommendations for post-op maintenance.
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Contact your surgeon regarding post-operative instructions.
It’s important to follow your surgeon’s post-operative routine and instructions following surgery. If you have questions regarding post-operative care you shouldn’t hesitate to contact your surgeon.
In our practice, we usually leave Steri-Strips in place for 2 to 3 weeks following breast augmentation.After 3 weeks, we remove the Steri-Strips and start local wound care.In most cases, we recommend massage of the scars.This is often combined with Vitamin E ointment or Mederma.
It’s important to realize that each surgeon has his own post-operative routine.For this reason, it’s important to follow your surgeon’s directions closely.
You Appear to Be Healing Beautifully; Continue to Follow Your Surgeon's Instructions
Breast aug incision tape
Tape off of breast incision
I usually like my patients to wear the tape for 3-6 weeks. It is best to ask you surgeon what he prefers.
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