Every day, millions of people have both inpatient and outpatient surgery. Some people have the surgery as a result of an accident, while some choose elective surgery such as plastic surgery procedures including breast augmentation, tummy tucks, liposuction, gastric bypass and reconstructive surgery. While some surgeries require minimal incisions, most surgeries leave the patient with a noticeable scar. This is especially true if it is a major surgery such as a Caesarian section.
As you know, scarring is part of the natural healing process and it is considered the final stage in the healing process. The length of time it takes to recover from surgical wounds often times depends on the type of surgery and the degree of damage to the area. Often times, if illness was the cause of your surgery, the healing time of your incision will take longer. Unfortunately, the longer the length of time it takes to heal the wound, the likelihood of having a scar is increased. Some people are also predisposed to hypertrophic or keloid scarring.
Certain areas of the body where there is more pulling and tension against the skin are also more prone to scarring. This is because, as the wound is trying to heal, it is constantly being pulled when you move. These areas include the abdomen, chest, buttocks, knees, shoulders, upper arms and the back.
All too frequently, after surgery, we all want to get back to our daily routines, and when we are given medical advice, we tend to push the limits. The doctors might tell you not to lift anything over a specified weight for a certain period of time, but you begin to feel stronger and you exceed the weight rather than waiting the 3–4 weeks needed. They give you this advice because they want you to give your body, including your skin, the optimal opportunity to heal itself. You can help to improve your chances of having a minimal scar by following your doctor’s orders for managing your wound site, staying well hydrated, eating right and getting plenty of rest.
While some scars will diminish naturally over time, most scars remain unchanged unless they are treated. In some cases, surgery scars can develop into more serious types of scars such as Keloid and Hypertrophic scars. This is why scar management treatments, including using a silicone-based scar management treatment gel have become so popular. Managing a surgery scar with a silicone based-gel, cream, or pad will essentially speed up the healing process by protecting the scar from natural elements and preventing bacteria from infiltrating the wound site, which is a critical part of the healing process. This type of method will also allow the scar to gain and retain moisture from the surrounding healthier sections of the skin. Those who use scar treatment management gels, creams, or pads typically begin to see results in as little as two weeks.
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