How To Look After Your Brachioplasty Scar
A common question asked after brachioplasty surgery is how to care for and improve the appearance of an arm lift scar. In today’s blog we will take a look at the best ways you can look after your scar after this type of surgery.
As with all forms of cosmetic surgery, scarring is an inevitability. However, most patients degree it is a fair trade for the arms to look contoured and for a reduction in loose skin.
First let’s remind ourselves of what brachioplasty is and why scarring is unavoidable.
What Is A Brachioplasty?
This term refers to arm lift surgery. This is usually undertaken as a result of the ageing process or extreme weight loss.
Brachioplasty is designed to remove excess skin from the upper arms and is a last resort for patients who have found exercise has little to no effect.
Who Is Arm Lift Surgery Suitable For?
This type of procedure is suitable to both men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their upper arms. In most cases this includes excess sagging skin.
Patients must be in good overall health and understanding of the risks and complications associated with this procedure.
What Is Arm Lift Surgery Recovery Like?
In the days and weeks after surgery you will need to take good care of your arm lift scar. A brachioplasty scar will need to be kept clean and dry, initially.
You will recover at home and be advised to return to the clinic for check ups in order to make sure the brachioplsty scar is healing well.
In the months after surgery, you may wish to do some scar massage in order to help keep the area supple. Check out this previous post on scar care for advice with regards to doing this effectively.
Note: Scars will fade but not disappear entirely.
Improving The Appearance Of Brachioplasty Scars
Scarring is not something that cannot be avoided with this type of procedure although your surgeon will make an effort to keep the scar neat. There are some simple rules to follow if you wish to improve the appearance of and are left scarf.
1. Always follow the advice of your plastic surgeon before and after surgery
2. Make sure you keep the wound clean and free of infection once you get home
3. Follow the instructions given to you with regards to movement following this type of surgery
4. Remember to rest and allow your body to heal
5. Do you not pick up the scars if they become itchy. Itchiness is a sign of your skin tightening and healing.
6. When you have been approved to do so try massaging the scars as this promotes blood circulation around the wound.
7. If you have any concerns contact your plastic surgeon
Booking A Consultation
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