Whatever you have dreamt about changing on your body, it is easy to turn your dream into a reality. Plastic surgery can be the answer to many problems a person may face, whether you are struggling with self-esteem or want to boost your confidence by changing something in your appearance.
One of the most important questions many people ask before they engage in a plastic surgery operation is whether or not the procedure will result in any scarring. There are several things you can do as a patient to help prevent and reduce scarring, but visiting a licensed, experienced, and qualified professional will be the best choice when it comes to having a procedure done that will result in minimal scarring.
What Can You Do?
As a patient, there are many things you can do to help prevent a lot of scarring after a plastic surgery procedure.
1. Staying out of the direct sunlight is a great first step to minimize scarring, or wearing SP 30 or higher sunscreen to protect any scars you may get after a surgery. The sun can worsen the scars by darkening them, so apply sunscreen as often as necessary.
2. Although Vitamin E oil has not been scientifically proven to reduce scars, the massaging on the scar can help keep the scar minimal. It is also recommended to take Vitamin C and Zinc orally and on a regular basis. These vitamins can help reduce the appearance of any scars.
3. Laser treatment can help reduce new scars, but any old scars will probably receive no affect from laser treatments. It can take up to three or four treatments to see any improvement, so be wary of trying this option.
One of the most important ways to help reduce scarring after a plastic surgery procedure is to thoroughly follow the doctor’s orders. The surgeon will give you instructions on what to do after the surgery, what to avoid, and how to properly take care of your scars. Your surgeon will discuss all of the recovery instructions with you, so be certain to follow them.
What Your Surgeon Can Do
Discussing your concern about scars with an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon will allow him or her to decide beforehand what the options are and share their knowledge with you. A surgeon can tell you where they believe a scar will be minimal or where they can make incisions that will be in hard-to-see areas. For example, a facelift will result in a scar that is behind the ear, so unless someone is looking behind your ear, it will be impossible to see.
Scarring Is Inevitable
Unfortunately, a scar is an inevitable part of a plastic surgery procedure. Any time you make an incision or cut the skin on your body, it is your body’s natural healing response to scar over. Many times, a surgeon will discuss things like genetics and age with you, because these factors can play a big part in how your body heals after a plastic surgery procedure. An experienced plastic surgeon will know where to make an incision that will be hard to see or will heal well enough to be hardly visible.
West Palm Beach plastic surgeons At Jacobson and Mardirossian Plastic Surgery Center for Excellence, we want to ensure you are happy and satisfied with every aspect of your plastic surgery, as well as receive all of the information you need to make an educated decision about your procedure. Contact us online or at (561) 624-0900 today for a free consultation. We want to help you improve whatever it is you are unhappy with and we have the experience and qualifications to do it right.