I had gynecomasty surgery one month ago, the surgery includes gland and lipo excision and changing the areolas position so the incisions made 360 degrees around my both areolas. I did post areolar dressing for 3 weeks and ı used corsets for 3 weeks. So ı use nothing now according to my doctors advice. My question is does t shirts or clothes protects my scars enough from the sun exposure? PS: I am an Operator doctor in Ophtalmology
Do T Shirts or Clothes Protects the Scars Enough from the Sun Exposure After Gynecomastia Surgery?
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Sunscreen and scars
I would recommend avoiding the sun until your scars are mature. Scars are not mature as long as they are pink in color. Protective clothing is a good choice, as well as applying waterproof sunscreen.
Protecting gynecomastia scars from sun
Thanks for the excellent question! You are right to be concerned about sun protection and you should continue this concern for about a year post-op. Regular garments will not provide the necessary sun protection. I would recommend daily application of sunscreen for one year.
While healing the wound should be protected from the sun with sunsceens (SPF 50 and above).
Regular clothes and T shirts do not protect from sun rays (Ultraviolet, Infra red). There are specialty clothes that have and give protection from sun.
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Scars after gynecomastia
If you have the traditional incisions around the areola they must be protected from the sun for many months. For many years I have done the operation through a tiny incision inside the armpit which is completely invisible. This requires no sun protection.