There has been much discussion about what product/s to use to manage your scars. It is the position of BreastHealthOnline that the product used is not nearly as important as massage.
As always, please check with your plastic surgeon about when you can begin massage and when you can put any kind of lotion or cream on your incisions.
Scar massage has several important functions:
* It promotes collagen remodeling by applying pressure to the scars.
* It helps decrease itching.
* It provides moisture and pliability to the area.
Scar Massage Technique:
* Apply lotion to all scar areas once your plastic surgeon has given you the OK.
* Massage the lotion in, applying enough pressure with the pads of your fingers to make the scar area lighten in color.
* Massage in all three directions:
- Circles (counterclockwise)
- Vertical (up-and-down)
- Horizontal (side-to-side)
* Do this three to four times a day.
* You can use any lotion that will make your skin soft.
* You should avoid perfumed lotions.
* You don't necessarily need to use lotions containing aloe vera or vitamin E oil.
Good luck to you and remember, it's the massage that matters, not the product. Please feel free to join us and ask any questions you may have at our Tummy Tuck Support Board