Minimizing Scars after Surgery: Tips for Optimal Wound Healing

Posted on Aug 17,2023 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

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Surgery can change your life, but unfortunately, it can also leave scars. Scars are a normal part of the healing process, but you can take steps to make them less noticeable. Here, we’ll talk about how to help scars heal as well as possible after breast, body, and other cosmetic surgeries.

Minimize Scarring After Breast Surgeries

Breast augmentation procedures can dramatically improve the size and form of the breasts, but they also carry a risk of scarring. For the best results, proper wound care and scar management are essential. Early and proper scar care can improve healing and reduce the size and visibility of the scar.

Breast Surgery Options at Accent on You

At Accent On You, we offer a range of breast surgeries tailored to your specific needs:

  • Breast Augmentation: This operation uses silicone or saline implants to increase breast size and shape, giving you fuller, more natural-looking breasts.
  • Breast Reduction: For those struggling with overly large breasts, breast reduction surgery can alleviate discomfort and pain and create a more proportionate and balanced figure.
  • Breast Lift: Breast lift helps lift and reshape sagging breasts, restoring a youthful and perky appearance.
  • Breast Augmentation with Lift: Combining breast augmentation and lift can address both volume and sagging issues, providing comprehensive breast rejuvenation.

Minimize Scarring After Body Surgeries

Body surgeries, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, or waist tuck, are effective for contouring and reshaping the body. While these procedures can result in transformative outcomes, proper scar care is essential for optimal healing.

Body Surgery Options Available at Accent on You

  • Mommy Makeover: A mommy makeover is a set of customized treatments designed to restore a mother’s body after childbirth. It can address issues such as breasts sagging, excess skin around the stomach, and stubborn fat.
  • Tummy Tuck: Abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, is a cosmetic operation that tightens the abdominal muscles and removes extra skin to make the abdomen look more toned and firm.
  • Mini-Tummy Tuck: This procedure is a less invasive option for individuals with only a small amount of excess skin and muscle looseness in their lower abdomen.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction targets stubborn fat deposits in various body areas, enhancing body contours and proportions.
  • Waist Tuck: Accent On You offers an innovative waist tuck procedure that uses tummy tuck techniques to sculpt the waistline and enhance the abdominal area. In most cases, those who have this procedure have already had a tummy tuck.

Tips for Optimal Scar Healing

No matter what type of cosmetic surgery you have, there are some steps you can take to ensure your incisions heal properly and any scarring you have is very minimal.

Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions: Dr. Nakamura will let you know how to care for yourself after surgery. It’s crucial to follow these instructions so you can heal well and avoid scars.

Keep the Incision Area Clean: Keeping the area around the incision clean and dry helps keep infections from happening and helps the wound heal. Dr. Nakamura will advise you on how to clean the area and change the bandages.

Protect the Incision from Sun Exposure: Sun exposure can lead to hyperpigmentation of the scar, making it more noticeable. Avoid direct sunlight on the incision site for at least a few months after surgery.

Use Scar Healing Products: Silicone gels, sheets, and other scar healing products can be beneficial in minimizing the appearance of scars. Dr. Nakamura will recommend specific products based on your unique needs.

Stay Hydrated and Maintain a Healthy Diet: A balanced diet full of vitamins and minerals and adequate hydration helps aid the body’s natural healing processes.

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol: It’s important to avoid smoking and alcohol during recovery, as they can slow down the healing process and impair blood flow.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are considering breast or body surgery and want to know more about the recovery process, schedule a consultation with Accent On You today. Dr. Nakamura is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. He can help you determine the best surgery for your needs and aid you through the healing process to ensure minimal scarring.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Arlington, TX office at 817-417-7200  or use our online contact form.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Accent on You

Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

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