Silicone scar sheets for under chin necklift scar?
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Thank you for your question. Each surgeon presents a different recovery plan specifically geared to the patient's needs. I suggest that you review your recovery plan tailored for you with your board certified facial plastic surgeon.
Silicone Scar Sheets
You may begin using the sheets as soon as the wound is mostly healed (usually around 6 weeks). I don't normally have my patients use the sheets and their wounds heal very nicely. I would make sure you allow you scar to naturally heal and only use the sheets after following up with your doctor. Hope this helps.
Scar gel for neck lift chin incision
Thanks for sharing. Normally i do not have patients use silicone scar treatments. However, if I do or the patient desires the silicone gel is easier to apply and conceal here than a silicone sheet. Typically apply day after the sutures are removed and needs to be used for at 6-10 weeks depending on the situation. Follow up with your doctor for any concerns and your wish to use scar prevention or treatment.
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Neck lift incision and silicone scar sheeting
Neck lift is a procedure to improve the contour of the sagging neck, an obvious sign of aging.
An incision under the chin allows the surgeon to access the fat pads, muscles, and other structures that create a sagging neck line. The incision should be designed properly. I design it behind the submental crease. The incision needs to be closed meticulously. I remove tissue that has been stretched or compressed during surgery and close it in many layers. Lastly, good wound care will produce a near invisible scar. Sun protection is the most important. I like to start silicone scar sheeting 1 week after surgery.
The silicone sheets do make a difference.
However, you need to use the sheets for many months and for at least 12 hours a day. There are many other ways to manage an unsatisfactory scar. Please consider posting a photo of the scar for a more detailed response.
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