- From Creams to Lasers, Tummy Tuck Scars Don't Stand a Chance
There are lots of methods to use to minimize scarring from an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck and other procedures. I use taping. We also use some scar treatments that involve massaging the scar, such as kelo cote. Embrace is a nice treatment. It's a silicone sheeting that you place on the wound for several days, or up to a week. That seems to be working very well. Our patients like bio oil to massage. My African American patients like Ambi, and that works very well for them. I think actually the most important thing one can do following surgery is not to stress out the scar, not to bleed beneath the wound, and I think those things will help enormously in having a good scar. The other things we have seen help a lot. Now for keloids and hypertrophic scars the profractional laser is really quite nice, and that can help. Some of the newer techniques involve doing the profractional, and then putting a little bit of steroid right on the profractionalized area, or resurfaced area, and those seem to be helping as well. So I think there are a lot of things out there that women can use. Most important is not to stress it out.
From Creams to Lasers, Tummy Tuck Scars Don't Stand a Chance
While Dr. Christine Rodgers understands that tummy tuck scars can become stretched and angry, she says that a proper skin care regimen will go a long way in your recovery.