How to reduce scars after breast reduction surgery?

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Before undergoing breast reduction surgery, people are pre-conscious about the scars after having reduction surgery. This is an important concern, but it is curable. Everyone thinks about the pros and cons of the operation, same is the case with breast reduction procedure. Now an essential part of your treatment is that you should make some plan before going for surgical treatment. One of them is choosing a suitable doctor who you think can resolve your matter effectively. As this surgery is completely consultant dependant so, if your surgeon is compatible enough, you would likely to have fewer scars on your breast after surgery.

Conditional treatment

Qualified surgeon of cosmetic and plastic surgery will not let you down onto the surgery bed unless and until he would determine whether you have enough strength to undergo the surgery or not. If your health condition is not as good, you would probably not be able to take surgery treatment so; your doctor will share your condition with you and helps to suggest the treatment plan to you. But if you are the perfect candidate for the surgery, then it totally depends upon the mode of surgery to get the minimal scarring after breast reduction surgery.

The type and intensity of scars people develop after breast reduction depends on following some factors.


  • Age: a number of scars sometimes depends on the age. With the age, skin becomes lose b
  • Skin: intensity of scarring also gets more if someone has relatively thin skin or even darker skin tone may get more scars.
  • Heredity factor: Heredity factor also influences the healing of a wound. Same as Scars are also related to a genetic issue.
  • Drugs issue: Drugs intake makes the problem more badly. Smoking is another factor which typically experiences more scars.
  • Healing process: if any kind of infection occurs during the surgery or proper care shouldn’t be observed, then complications may cause severe scarring.


Reducing the scars:

Here are few steps, if taken into consideration, helps in reducing the scars. They include following steps:

  • Anti-bacterial Creams:

Anti-bacterial creams are required to keep the guard against infection. Such creams are effective for the curing the scars and prevent them from getting worse.

  • Silicone treatments:

Silicone gel gives hydration to the body and helps to keep the scar anti-bacteria. This treatment provides much softer and mild scars. Silicone treatment also helps to prevent sweaty glands and itching due to breast reduction surgery. Scars become to reduce rapidly with silicone treatment in 2 to 3 weeks.

  • Healthy food:

Taking the required vitamins, minerals and proteins in your diet will help to reduce the scars much easily and effectively. The healthy diet is very much needed after breast reduction surgery.

  • Water intake:

After surgery, your body needs to be hydrated to improve the scars reduction. Water intake of at least 3-4 liters is required to heal the wound as water provides your body oxygen and moisture.

  • Make the wound dry:

It is generally observed that after any kind of surgery, doctors suggest keeping the operated area dry by avoiding water exposure. Avoid taking bath and shower for few days.

  • Avoid exercise:

You should avoid doing exercise for some days as exercise and gym will give your muscles stretch and they would hamper the healing of your wound.

So by taking into account these few points after breast reduction surgery, you can reduce your scars effectively and efficiently.

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Written By: Dr. Ken Arashiro

Dr. Ken is one of the best-known cosmetic surgeons in the world. As extremely dedicated surgeon, this has ensured he has work in the most acclaimed clinics throughout the world. At the moment, he is offering his services in Dubai Cosmetic Surgery as a visiting surgeon, with a view to relocating to Dubai in the coming years.

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