After any surgery, you can expect to have scars. In some cases, they are small and easy to hide. However, with mastopexy scars, this isn’t always the case.
If you want a breast lift with minimal scarring, most of this will be in the hands of your surgeon. However, there are things you can do to minimize scarring after a breast lift.
Follow Your Post-Op Instructions
The biggest step you can take to minimize scarring after any surgery is to follow your post-op instructions.
The recovery period after any surgery can be a drag, and it is natural to want to skip the wait and jump back into your usual routine. However, doing so can harm your incisions, increase scar tissue and even lead to infections that also leave their mark on your body. Be careful to follow your breast lift recovery instructions to a T.
Talk to Your Doctor about Creams and Gels
If you already know that your scars tend to be large, thick or angry-looking, talk to your doctor about creams and gels that can help reduce this before having your surgery. It is possible that you could start with a skincare routine that better positions you for healing, then combine this with special scar care after your surgical wounds close.
Consider Steroid Injections
If you find that your scars become too thick, it is possible that you can get steroid injections. These help to flatten out the scar and might also reduce redness if the color is bothering you.
Ultimately, you cannot prevent scarring, but you can manage it. For more direct guidance, speak to Dr. Castellano about your cosmetic surgery options. Call the office at 813-872-6093 or fill out the contact form.