What will the scar look like?
How big will it be?
Where will it be?
“I don’t want any scars at all! Can’t you do something else”
And it makes sense! Who would want a great big dark red scar anywhere on their body? Let alone in a visual area where other people might see it!
But the reality is, when it comes to surgery we are talking about SURGERY! There’s a surgeon with a knife and he cuts the skin with it. Now although there are endoscopic techniques out there, most surgery that involves removal of skin or an implant of some kind will involve incision marks.
Reducing Visible Incisions
Most incisions are already placed in areas that are not seen when wearing as little as underwear, but that’s if you wear clothes like your grandma. So the truth it, you need to take a careful look at the clothing and swimwear you do actually wear and pencil the dimensions of how it sits on your body.
You could use a marker of some kind and figure out exactly where you would be happy with the incision being. Being reasonable about it of course.
Now of course you want to reduce the appearance of the incision as well, but choosing the best location for it on your body, prior to surgery is the smartest option. The surgeon will tell you where he wants to make the incision for safety and surgical reasons & also to make you happy. BUT if you know exactly where you would prefer it, most time the surgeon will agree unless there are specific reason why it’s not possible. And on the day of surgery, have those marks ready!
Reducing redness &
Matching the skin colour around the scar
Now the real key after surgery is to have a plan of action that you implement as soon as the open wound has healed over. You cannot apply certain creams until the incision has at least scabbed up, otherwise it could be a real disaster,especially if the skin and incision area is now under new pressure to pull apart because of breast implants.
Taking action and not waiting too long to begin your scar treatment can mean the difference between a bulging scar (keloid scar) and a flat clean scar. This also affects how long it stays red, so…
What makes a good scar cream?
It’s all about keeping the oxygen off the scar! Yes that’s the real key. You may see certain surgeons recommending “silicone gel” and also “silicon pads”. Now of course these do not have any healing powers, but they create an ongoing synthetic “scab” to allow the body to continue to heal underneath.
You are basically giving the body a pro-longed scab for 2-3 months.
Now you may choose to use silicone gel and pads, but we also recommend you choose a more nutritious cream with aloe vera or milk thistle (We are releasing a specialised moisturiser with incredible organic extracts shortly :-). Something natural and organic and then on top of that cream you put the silicone pad. The cream alone is not enough, you need to have the pad sealing it in. It’s the combination that makes it work!
It can be hard to be disciplined with treating those scars for 2-3 months, but when you do, you will be glad you did!
Look after your skin!
It connects you to the outside world.