Small holes 17 days post-op. Can I use embrace scar therapy? (Photo)
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Though I do recommend silicone gel or sheeting in my practice I advise patients not to begin applying it until incisions are completely healed- no scabs or open areas at all because silicone occludes the wound and can delay healing at that stage.
I recommend that you ask your Plastic Surgeon to examine and advise you.
All the best
Small holes 17 days post-op. Can I use embrace scar therapy?
I would not recommend it until the holes have healed. It is always best to ask these questions of your chosen surgeon as recommendations may be different.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Post op results
It is really common to experience the "holes" that you reference. They will heal with time however, if they really bother you, schedule an appointment to see your surgeon to discuss.
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I appreciate your question.
I would recommend that you discuss this question with your surgeon as every surgeon has their own respective post op protocol for his/her patients. Your surgeon is your best resource as he/she is most familiar with your medical history and how you are healing at this time.
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative plastic surgery.
Best of luck!
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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