One of the biggest concerns people have when they consider cosmetic surgery is whether or not it will leave a scar. The truth is that anytime your skin is cut some scarring is possible. However, when the procedure is performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, scarring is usually kept to a minimum.
An experienced surgeon knows how to keep the scar small and thin and place it in the right location. For example, during a face lift procedure, the incision is usually made at the hairline where it is not even visible once it heals. During all other types of procedures, your surgeon will try to make the incision in the most discrete place possible.
Are There Ways to Help Prevent Scarring?
Again, in some cases, scarring is inevitable as it is a natural reaction from your body. If this is a concern for you, the best thing to do is talk to your doctor about it before the procedure. The two of you can decide together if there are any ways to help prevent it or make it more inconspicuous.
From cleaning the area of the incision to changing your bandages, it is also important to follow all instructions your surgeon gives you after the procedure. Your incision will likely require special care during your recovery that will help it heal quickly and possibly even prevent it from becoming too visible.
Staying out of the sun may also help, as sunlight tends to darken your skin, particularly scars. It is also important to maintain healthy daily habits that help keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Stop smoking or drinking alcohol, but drink plenty of water. Eat a well-balanced diet that includes plenty of protein, exercise regularly as soon as your surgeon allows physical activity, and eliminate as much stress as possible from your life. If your skin is in good shape, it is more likely to heal quickly.
If you live in the Rome area and are interested in having cosmetic surgery, contact Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery at 706-235-5570 to set up a consultation.