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Breast Augmentation Scar Management

Patients often have questions after surgery on how to best manage their scars after a breast augmentation surgery. I typically tell patients that for the first 4-6 weeks after surgery, just let your body heal. Steri-strips are typically placed on the incision for two to three weeks. After three weeks the steri-strips are removed. It is important not to put on any additional creams or ointments during this time. At around 4-6 weeks, scars tend to be their thickest and most indurated. After six weeks the scars start to mature and soften.

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Brian Dickinson

Dr. Dickinson is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon operating out of Newport Beach, California. He believes that the reconstructive and aesthetic surgical principles appropriately complement each other and share's his techniques and expertise freely.