Woman using Scar Cream After Breast Augmentation

When Can I Start Using Scar Cream After Breast Augmentation?

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Most women undergo Breast Augmentation in Miami to achieve their cosmetic goals, improve self-confidence, and look beautiful. Breast augmentation is an advanced, cutting-edge procedure to get a look you love. However, the procedure can result in scars from incisions. 

The good news is that you can reduce scars using different methods, such as scar creams, after breast augmentation. However, it is critical to consult your surgeon before buying a scar cream. 

The purpose is to choose the one that aligns with your skin and does not cause complications or adverse effects. Today’s article will give you some essential information about scars and how you can prevent them. Read on! 

You may be wondering when the best time is to apply scar cream after surgery. The answer will depend on your surgeon and their recommendations, but in general, they recommend applying it one week after surgery.

What can I put on my breast augmentation scars?

Scars are a common side effect of breast augmentation. Incisions are the primary cause of scars after this cosmetic procedure. Although you can cover your scars by wearing a bra and shirt, you can put or apply silicone sheeting and vitamin E oil on your breasts if you still want to reduce or remove them. 

Vitamin E and Silicone sheeting are topical products to soften your breast scars and fade their appearance. However, it would help if you waited until your body’s natural mechanism had healed the incisions. 

Otherwise, you may experience complications. Remember, if you fail to apply these topical products on your breasts after healing tissues, it will become even more challenging to reduce the scars’ appearance. 

Silicone is an excellent treatment to keep your scar tissue hydrated, softer, and flatter. It also creates a robust barrier that prevents bacteria from penetrating the scar tissue. In addition, silicone sheeting is a breathable material that prevents the scar tissue from irritation, sweating, and itching. Start this treatment after two to three weeks after your incisions have completely healed. 

Remember, once you have applied the silicone product, make sure you lightly massage your scars to ensure the product penetrates the tissue and triggers the production of collagen and other proteins necessary for reducing the appearance.

Not only do topical silicone products organize the collagen fibers, but they also increase blood flow to the tissues, resulting in a smoother and flatter scar that fades away over time.  

Types of creams for breast augmentation scars

There are many topical products available on the market. However, not all of them are reliable and may cause adverse effects. Therefore, it is wise to consult your surgeon for a cream prescription. Sometimes, OTC creams do not work. 

Anyway, your surgeon may prescribe you anti-bacterial cream to fight against infection. The good news is that anti-bacterial creams are also effective against scar tissues. However, following your health provider’s instructions is crucial to achieving optimal results. 

Another type of product you can use for fading your scar tissue’s appearance is a softening cream. You can apply this cream after the wound has fully healed. A softening cream will keep your scar flexible and hydrated. A growing body of research evidence has validated the efficacy of softening creams for scars. 

Scar Recovery Gels are FDA-approved products to address different phases of scar formation after breast augmentation. Some recovery gels contain organic compounds extracted from plants, such as olive leaf extract, with powerful antioxidant properties to speed up scar healing. 

What is the best scar cream for breast augmentation?

Choosing the best scar cream is critical for achieving your goals after breast augmentation. Although dozens of brands and hundreds of products are available on the market, experts recommend Scarguard MD, an FDA-approved cream that can effectively heal and reduce your breast scars. 

The product contains potent compounds and nutrients, such as vitamin E, silicone, and cortisone, to accelerate healing. The best thing about this Scarguard MD is its ease of use. Besides, it dries quickly and provides the skin with excellent waterproofing capabilities. 

Final Words 

Breast augmentation scar treatment is an excellent way to speed up the healing process. Remember, wound, incision, or scar healing takes time, so following your surgeon’s advice after breast augmentation and applying the topical product regularly is wise and beneficial. When your scar matures after 3-6 months, it will start fading away. Contact us today for reliable and cost-effective Breast Augmentation Miami

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

Dr. John E. Nees, MD

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Dr. John E. Nees, MD specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery in Miami, FL


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