How soon can I start treating my scars after having surgery?
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Mini Tummy Tuck/Abdominoplasty/Liposuction/Vaser High Definition Procedures/Tummy Tuck Revision
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
Massage your scars!
The best treatment for scars is regular daily massage. Once your wounds have completely healed up, (usually within 2 weeks), it is safe to start gently massaging your scars with aquaphor or vaseline. Use one of your finger tips and rub your scar gently in a circular motion with the chosen ointment. After a month, you can start to use a scar gel (containing silicone) of your choice to massage into the scar with a little more pressure. This should be done daily for a few months to get the best results with your scar maturing. If at any point you have open wounds, do not massage or apply anything to the wounds until you have consulted a doctor.
One month is the best time
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