When can I begin to put oil on scars? (photos)
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Oils for scar
Breast augmentation post op care
With kind regards,
Lane F. Smith, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., F.A.O.H.N.S., F.A.B.F.P.R.S.
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
Thank you for your question and photographs. It is important to get cleared by your surgeon before starting any type of scar treatment, they should perform a physical examination and make sure that your incisions have fully closed. If you get the OK to start scar treatment, I would recommend silicone strips. My patients have had very nice results with these along with the strips there are some laser treatment options out there also that can further reduce the appearance of scars.
Best of luck in your recovery!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
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Thank you for your question. Once the incisions are healed I advise my patients to apply scar gel or massage incisions with oil in order to minimize their appearance. Your Plastic Surgeon should be the one to advise you about next steps for your scar treatment.
All the best
Generally, you can use vitamin E oil or any other of the recommended treatments for scars as long as there are no open areas on the scars. It would be best to discuss with your surgeon what he has found to be the most effective scar treatment.
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