Medications Reduce Scars after Breast Augmentation Surgery
While breast augmentation patients look forward to a new, fuller figure, most are concerned about the scars that the procedure leaves. Fortunately, modern techniques have led to a reduction in the size of surgical incisions and there are effective treatments to reduce the appearance of scars.
Scarguard® is one of the most popular scar treatment products among plastic surgeons, possibly because it was created by one of their own. It is a liquid sold as Scarguard MD® by surgeons, or online as Scarguard® ScarCare®. Scarguard® was the first treatment to combine vitamin E, cortisone, and silicone, all beneficial in scar treatment, into a single product.
Vitamin E and cortisone are familiar skin-care treatments to most people. Vitamin E has long been popular for its ability to moisturize and soften skin, including scar tissue. Cortisone helps to reduce irritation, which often causes uncomfortable itching in scar tissue.
Unless they've had previous scar treatment, many breast augmentation patients may be unaware that silicone is widely used for its ability to shrink scar tissue. It is believed to be anti-inflammatory and to promote healing by keeping the tissue warm, thereby promoting regeneration. A silicone seal is also thought to promote hydration of the skin; it is often used in conjunction with hydrating creams. Silicone also limits shifting and stretching of healing tissue.
Under the guidance of an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon and using the right treatment products, most breast augmentation patients can expect barely noticeable scars.
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