Abdominoplasty surgery, otherwise known as ‘tummy tuck’ surgery is one of the most common procedures that happen in plastic surgery. Despite being one of the more popular surgeries tummy tucks typically leave behind visible, and hard to cover scars. Luckily, there are a few ways to minimize the scars so that they’re less visible.
Minimize Scars Right After Surgery
One of the easiest ways to minimize your scars is to wear compression garments. Tummy tucks are a pretty complex surgery, and usually the body can have a hard time readjusting. Surgeons always hand out compression garments to help with the recovery process. These Compression garments are a great way to start minimizing your scar tissue. Compression garments directly effect blood flow because the tight garments allow for regulated circulation to that area, causing less scarring.
Another way to minimize your scars is to clean your dressings. In other words, when you have a tummy tuck, you’ll end up having fluid coming out of your body. Typically, that fluid is drained into containers that are attached to the outside of your body. Failure to drain your containers can result in infection, inflammation, and more scar tissue.
Minimizing Scars Months After Surgery
After a few months, your body will have properly healed, but there’s usually a scar left behind. There are tons of over the counter medicines, and ointments that you can rub on your body to decrease the visibility of your scar. Massages, are another great way to minimize scars. Just like compression garments, massages help with blood flow.