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Friday, February 25, 2022

4 Essentials for Post-Surgery Care

  After you've gotten breast lift surgery, it can be frustrating to know how to address your post-surgical scars. You've put in the time, energy, and money required to receive your surgery, so now, the last thing you want is to be left feeling dissatisfied with your results. Knowing how to proceed with scar treatment is confusing as well because initially, collagen rushes to the scene, attempting to heal wounded tissue by spreading fibers all over. Scars and bumps are created as a result, and they need time to heal and spread out more effectively. Here are four essentials for post-surgery care to help you navigate this process and get the most out of your surgery results.

1. Follow Initial Aftercare Instructions 

 The first thing you should do is listen to your surgeon’s or provider's instructions after your surgery. The process for care immediately after treatment is critical because you will need to keep the closure strips on your incisions for two weeks. 

Your surgeon will provide you with a garment intended to support and protect the incision areas and your breasts. The garment is necessary to get through the initial healing successfully, and it is essential to keep the closure strips on and in place, or you could have more significant breast lift scars later on. 

2. Apply Silicone Ointment After Two Weeks 

 After the two-week mark has passed, all of your incisions should be closed and mostly healed. From this point, keep the area protected by using a topical silicone gel or cream. You can buy these for yourself over-the-counter. 

 Just be sure that the main ingredient is silicone, as this keeps scar areas hydrated, preventing dryness, thus promoting the continued healing you need for best results. You can always check with your doctor for recommendations if you are unsure which ointment to go with for your aftercare.

3. Massage The Scar Area With Ointment 

 As you apply the silicone ointment, massage the scars gently, as this helps to organize collagen fibers and smoothen out scars. 

 The massaging movement also helps circulate blood flow, quickening the healing process if done consistently enough. Ensure that you massage the scar areas gently to allow the skin to breathe and to not interfere with the healing process. 

 Don't press too hard, or you may accidentally scratch sensitive areas. As your scars heal, they can tolerate rougher motion, but massage with minimal applied pressure even then. 

4. Be Patient With The Healing Progress

 It will take some time for your surgical scars to heal, and it is essential to give your body enough time to conduct this natural healing process to experience the best results in the end. 

 Just as you would have the patience for a knee scrap to heal on its own, you should extend the same amount of patience to your surgery scars. It can be challenging to maintain patience when you're eager to see results, but this is the second part of your treatment, so give it the same effort as you did the initial surgical stage of treatment. To make it easier, focus on other aspects of your health to make your healing process even more accessible and practical. 

Be Willing To Wait It Out  

 Just as a watched pot never boils, obsessively waiting for your post-surgical scars to heal will only make it feel like the process is taking longer. Understand that scar healing is part of treatment, so be willing to wait it out so you can enjoy completely healed and restored results. 

The results will be worth the wait, so be patient and follow aftercare protocols diligently. As long as you follow your post-surgery instructions, your scars should continuously fade in due time.  

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