How to avoid thick scarring after breast augmentation
The breast augmentation surgery requires incisions to be made. Of course, when we talk about incisions, there will always be scarring present. And if it goes really bad, keep in mind that you shouldn’t put the blame on your surgeon or on something as it wouldn’t help you deal with the problem.
This is why being prepared; keen and disciplined when it comes to the intervention and listening to your surgeon prior and after the surgery is a must. But it’s always better to know the important elements that can cause thick scarring after the surgery.
Age- As people grow older; the collagen that is responsible for our skin elasticity undergoes changes, too.
Skin tone: Studies show that people with darker skin tone tend to have a higher risk of getting keloid scars.
The incisions’ dimensions: Of course, the depth of the incision is just as essential for the scarring as the length of it.
Genetics: There are people who have the ability to heal quickly and with not much scarring, while others are subjected to bad scarring. The healing speed varies from one patient to another.
Also, Preparing properly for the intervention can prevent bad scarring. Here are some of the recommended things to do prior to the surgery:
- Avoid taking Aspirin or ibuprofen
- Do not smoke at least three weeks before the surgery and after
- Don’t take any medications unless your surgeon allowed it
- There would be additional recommendations depending on the assessment of your body.
After the surgery, there are, of course, postoperative recommendations as well.
- Avoid alcohol intake and smoking
- Avoid heavy physical exercises
- Eat healthy food and consume plenty of water
- Take care of your wounds properly
- If you have concerns or worries, you can always call your surgeon for the best answer.