At 2 and 3 weeks post TT I wore a colombian compression garment that had a sewing right on top of the lower part of my scar. I replaced it because the seam was frictioning with the scar and I bought a garment that would not have anything that touches my scar. But I noticed that the part that was frictionning is a little bit sunken or depressed I. I am afraid this is going to be permanent. What do you think? I am at my4 week now and wearing anotherr garment. I started to use scarguard today.
Can my Compression Garment Ewing After my Scar?
Doctor Answers 7
Compression garments, seams, and long term effects.
It would be unusual for the seam of a compression garment to create a permanent scar or permanent indentation. Initially, the swelling in the skin after a tummy tuck can show any crease, indentation, or seam quite visibly. However, as the swelling resides these contour deformities typically go away. Many surgeons will use foam or other uniform padding under the areas of the seams to prevent these from occurring.
Compression Garment Seams and Scars.
Thank you for your post. Good compression garments are smooth on the inside, the part that touches the skin, and have the seams on the outside. While it isn't good for a seam to be in constant pressure on a scar, it is hard to know how bad the effect is without a photo. Sometimes scars can widen a bit with early pressure and an indentation can form. A simple scar revision can alleviate this.
Pablo Prichard, MD
Compression Garment Indentation # tummytuck
It is really difficult to give you an accurate answer without seeing what is going on. Most likely you will not have a permanent indentation but since I was not there for your surgery it is hard for me to know. Most likely your scar will normalize over the course of the first year. It can take up to one year for a scar to completely remodel.
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It's definitely too early to tell but will most likely resolve without any issues. I would wait 3 months before making any judgements. For now follow your surgeons post op directions and notify him/her of any changes.
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