Dr. David Passaretti offers a comprehensive range of plastic surgery procedures that allow patients to enhance their appearance and achieve their aesthetic goals. These treatments include body contouring surgery to eliminate unwanted fat and tone the figure.
Since people seek cosmetic treatment to address imperfections, it is natural for them to worry about scarring after plastic surgery. Patients often wonder how severe surgical scars will be, and if the appearance of scars will compromise their ultimate surgical results.
Although scars are a natural part of the healing process, there are steps a patient can take to minimize their appearance. Here, we offer tips for reducing the appearance of scars after plastic surgery so our Fairfield, CT patients can fully enjoy their plastic surgery results.
Many plastic surgery patients wish they could avoid scarring altogether, but to understand why scarring is unavoidable, it is important to know what causes it.
Scarring is a natural reaction when the dermis, or deeper layer of the skin, is damaged. To repair the damage of a surgical incision, the body produces collagen. Collagen, which is a protein, acts to heal the wound and stich the skin together.
Unfortunately, as collagen heals a wound, it creates a thicker layer of skin. At first, this skin will appear raised and deep red in color, but as it heals, a scar should gradually lighten. The degree to which a scar lightens will depend on a number of factors.
Even though a patient can’t prevent a scar from forming, they can take steps to help the skin heal properly.
Following are some important tips for reducing the appearance of a scar after plastic surgery:
If you are considering plastic surgery and have questions about how to reduce the appearance of scars after your procedure, contact us at your earliest convenience. Dr. David Passaretti will be happy to answer all of your questions about plastic surgery and the healing process.