Whenever you undergo a surgery, there are chances that you will be left with some scars after the surgery. Many surgical scars fade or disappear with time but there are some stubborn scars that do not fade away. For this purpose, surgical scar revision can opt. It eliminates the scars that are produced as a result of surgery. However, you need to follow a strict aftercare routine in order to get the desired results.
Below is a guide that you can follow during your surgical scar revision aftercare phase. It will help you with some useful insights about the treatment as well.
You should expect the following symptoms after a surgical scar revision at the targeted site as well as at the graft donor site if you had the scar revised by your own skin graft.
Pain medication should help with the above symptoms but in case of consistent sharp pain, you should go back to the doctor immediately.
The skin at the graft donor site or at the scar revision site might feel itchy and appear shiny due to swelling. However, if the skin becomes hot and red, contact your doctor immediately.
To reduce swelling and discomfort, apply cool compresses (not cold compresses) to the wound site. Wrap the cool compresses in a towel before placing them on the skin. Do this for a maximum of 20 minutes. Do not place the cool compresses or anything frozen directly on the skin.
Because of the sedation, you will need the help of an adult for at least first 24 hours after the surgery and you also need to follow the following guidelines;
If you notice something that concerns you regarding your scar healing, contact your doctor immediately.
We have presented a detailed guide regarding the surgical scar revision aftercare phase. You need to follow all these instructions clearly if you want to get better results. Any negligence in the aftercare and your wound will not heal properly. Keep visiting your surgeon because it is necessary to monitor the healing process and check if you are experiencing something problematic. Therefore, follow-ups are essential. The cosmetic surgeons at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® offer the best surgical scar revision and keenly monitor the aftercare phase as well. Get a free consultation with our experts to decide whether this treatment is suitable for you or not.
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