Should my incision look so thick, hard and swollen? (Photo)
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Thick scars after tummy tuck
Thick, Swollen Incisions
It may take several months for a #tummytuck patient’s #scars to soften, for sensation to return, and for relaxing of the tight sensation in the abdomen. In the case of extensive surgery, abdominoplasty recovery can be uncomfortable and may take longer. Scars may stay red, become #thick or widen . It can take 12-18 months for the scars to settle.
These can be improved with topical treatments such as BioCorneum, Scar Guard, Scar Fade and Mederma. Redness can be improved with laser treatments and the scars can be kept narrow with products such as Embrace. On occasion, keloids or hypertrophic scars can develop and will need treatment including Kenalog, 5FU and laser.
If you have more questions, please contact your #BoardCertified #PlasticSurgeon for an in-person consultation.
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