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How To Minimize The Appearance of Plastic Surgery Scars


Scars are the most frequent concern for those that have plastic surgery. Learn about effective techniques for minimizing the appearance of scars. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How To Minimize The Appearance of Plastic Surgery Scars

Plastic Surgery Scars
How to minimize the appearance of
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Surgery scars are unavoidable
  • Whenever you make an incision in the skin, its
    going to leave a scar. Its unavoidable.

Technique and Placement
  • Apply surgical and care techniques that
  • will help make any resulting scars as
  • inconspicuous as possible.
  • The scar will be hidden in the least visible
    location possible.

Photo courtesy of The Free Dictionary
Scar Healing Process
Photo taken 1 month after a tummy tuck
Photo taken 4 months after a tummy tuck
Photo taken 1 year after a tummy tuck
Post Operative Instructions
Follow post-operative care instructions closely
when caring for incision lines. Some of the
stitches around the belly button may be
non-dissolvable and will be removed 2 weeks after
the surgery.
  • Apply scar reducing products such as
  • Dermatix gel
  • Retouch Silicone Sheeting

Protect all incisions from direct sunlight. This
prevents unfavourable pigmentation changes.
Strategic Scar Placement
The surgeon should know how to choose the most
suitable location for any incisions so that the
resulting scar is as inconspicuous as possible.
It is very important for the surgeon to angle
your incisions so that they go with the natural
flow of your skin instead of going against it.
Doing so will usually result in a better
scar. Your surgeon should handle the treated area
very gently.
Scar-Reducing Sutures
Usually the suture will start deep and work its
way out, finishing off with a stitch that often
winds its way under the skin rather than over and
over through the skin like a train track. Another
technique that leaves more visible scarring is
stapling the incision closed
Choose a reputable and experienced Plastic
Surgeon in order to avoid complications, such as
bad scarring.
Train track sutures leave a more visible scar
Photo courtesy of Medscape
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