Hi. Just had tummy tuck and BA. My doctor said he's not a big fan of Mederma scar creams but said I could use Scarguard for the scars. How soon after surgery would you recommend using it, and for how long? Thanks!
Scarguard? When Start to Use It After Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation?
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There are several scar treatments, including Scar Guard, Mederma, and several others. I generally encourage patients to use the treatments starting about one week after surgery and continue for several weeks to months depending on the particular procedure and their response to the treatment.
Scar care after tummy tuck
Pablo Prichard, MD
Sacarguards interphere with wound healings so mut be initialized after 3 weeks
scar guards must be initialized after 3 weeks and should be continued up 3 months besides mederma cream
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Thank you for your question.
In my practice, we use Hybrisil for scar treatment and start using it when the scabs have fallen off (differs for each patient).
You should ask your surgeon when he recommends starting the treatment and how often to use it since he will be the one following you at your post op checks.
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