Although there have been numerous and substantial advancements in plastic surgery, many patients are still left with unsightly scars after their procedure. While some of these scars are very small, many people still feel embarrassed about them and would like them removed or diminished. Sometimes, people experience complications with the healing process which results in abnormal thick, raised, and extended scars. Often, people are not aware that they are predisposed to this type of problem until the healing process begins. This type of scarring is usually a result of the body creating hypertrophic or keloid scars. Some of the most popular plastic surgery procedures include breast augmentation, facelifts, tummy tucks, Rhinoplasty (nose job),gastric bypass and liposuction. While there are some cases where plastic surgery is necessary to maintain an individual’s health, most plastic surgery is elective.
There are things you can do naturally to help your body heal more quickly from surgery such as getting plenty of sleep, drinking lots of water, and eating good healthy food. But let’s face facts— scarring is part of your body’s natural healing process any time your skin is deeply cut. Scar management treatment options are available without having to go back to visit the surgeon. Luckily, we live in a day and age where there is a wide variety of scar treatments available for you if you have undergone plastic surgery. Some products will help to support your body’s natural healing process. If your surgery has resulted in abnormal scarring, some of products will also help with hypertrophic and keloid scarring.
While some products claim to be better than others, the most effective topical scar treatment management products are those that are silicone-based. The silicone in these products acts as a “rapid” healing agent which allows the scar to retain moisture, thus diminishing its size and appearance. Originally, silicone was only available in a sheet form. The evidence of the outstanding healing performance has been well documented in the scientific community, making silicone gel a preferred method of wound treatment management, all over the world. The only drawback to silicone sheeting is that it is difficult to apply to many areas in the body. Silicone is now available in a variety of forms including, topical silicone gel, ointments and creams. If you are looking to minimize the appearance of your plastic surgery scar, whether it is normal or you have suffered from hypertrophic or keloid scarring in addition to your plastic surgery scar, than you will find products that contain medical-grade silicone will assist you in managing your scar. Silicone products will form a waterproof, protective barrier on your skin to protect it from bacteria and chemicals while providing deep hydration. This will help to balance the moisture and elasticity while helping to smooth, soften and flatten the area while it heals. Although ointments, creams and gels work well, you may find that silicone gels might benefit you if you are sensitive to odors, need the product to dry quickly on your skin, or you are concerned about staining your clothes.
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