Scar Care After Breast Surgery

How to Take Care of Breast Scars

Caring for breast scars from a breast augmentation, breast reduction or breast lift begins immediately post-surgery and continues for several months. Proper care can significantly impact the appearance of your breast scars. Here are some key tips:

  • Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions: Adhere strictly to the post-operative care guidelines provided by your surgeon. This typically includes keeping the area clean and dry, and avoiding strenuous activities.
  • Wear Compression Bra: Compression bras can help reduce swelling and support the healing tissues.
  • Avoid Sun Exposure: UV rays can darken scars, making them more noticeable. Apply sunscreen or keep the area covered if exposure to the sun is unavoidable.
  • Keep the Area Moisturized: Using recommended creams or ointments can keep the skin supple and aid in the healing process.
  • Breast Scar Massage: Gently massaging the scars can improve circulation and promote smoother healing. You can see how to massage your breasts here.
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Treatments for Breast Scars

Various treatments can enhance the appearance of breast scars. Depending on the individual’s healing process, some of these may be recommended:

  • Silicone Sheets and Gels: Silicone scar sheets work through a combination of occlusion and hydration, which can help provide an ideal environment for scar healing.
  • Laser Therapy: Laser treatments can help reduce redness and smooth out raised scars by promoting collagen remodeling.
  • Steroid Injections: For scars that are particularly raised or thick, steroid injections can help flatten and reduce inflammation. You can talk to your surgeon about whether these injections will be right for you.
  • Microneedling: Microneedling stimulates the skin’s natural healing processes, improving the texture and appearance of scars.
  • Morpheus8: Morpheus8 combines microneeling & radiofrequency to stimulate collagen and rebuild elastin in the skin.

While complete scar elimination is not possible, taking proactive steps in scar management can significantly help improve scars so they are less noticeable.

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