Cosmetic surgery, after weight loss, is quite common and is often done to remove excess skin in areas where excess fat was carried. If you’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight, and if you are concerned about the appearance of your torso, you may be considering tummy tuck surgery. When considering this cosmetic procedure, it is important to consider not only how the procedure can improve your appearance with clothes on, but also what you can do to alleviate scarring after surgery is done.
Tummy tuck scars can be quite significant, especially if you have a lot of excess skin that is removed as part of the tummy tuck surgical procedure. In addition, depending upon the texture, dexterity, and elasticity of your skin, scarring can be further exacerbated after your tummy tuck is done. If you are preparing for this cosmetic procedure, you will want to speak with your doctor about tummy tuck scars and how a scar fade cream may help to alleviate this complication.
A scar fade cream is a cream that is used quite commonly among patients who have scars that are minimal as well as patients who have rather large scars. In fact, scar fade scream has become one of the most widely purchased products among women with raised stretch marks. Because a tummy tuck scar can be quite large and unsightly, your doctor may recommend a prescription strength scar fade cream to be used in the days, weeks, and months after your tummy tuck procedure.
While compression garments and silicone scar sheets are also recommended as part of your healing process after a tummy tuck, the scar fade cream will be a product that you will use in the long term. While the scars will never be removed, the scar fade cream can make the scar less visible by reducing the puffiness, minimizing redness, and helping the scar to take on the appearance of your natural skin tone.
Purchasing over-the-counter scar fade cream can be less expensive and provide the results you need to minimize your scars after tummy tuck surgery. However, for most patients, there is a need for more aggressive treatment, using prescription strength formulas, in the long term. So, when discussing post-operative care for a tummy tuck surgery, ask about the prescription scar fade cream and have it on-hand for use immediately after your surgery takes place.
Sources: Your Survival Guide to Cosmetic Surgery, by Anthony LaBruna, MD