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What are the Most Effective Breast Scar Ointments?5 min read

What are the Most Effective Breast Scar Ointments?
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In today’s era of advanced medical solutions, breast augmentation is one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures worldwide. 

The quest for ideal body aesthetics makes countless women opt for this transformative surgery yearly. 

However, while an enhanced bustline is undoubtedly appealing, the inevitable concern about post-operative scars surfaces among many. 

Addressing this vital concern, we delve into the world of breast scar ointments, the unsung heroes in post-surgical care.

Breast Augmentation: A Brief Overview

Breast augmentation involves surgically inserting implants to increase breast size, enhance shape, or restore breast volume after pregnancy or significant weight loss. The procedure aims to uplift your self-esteem and physical appeal. But, like all surgical interventions, it has its share of challenges.

Post-operative scars from incisions, though skillfully placed in less conspicuous areas, can still cause distress. Fortunately, the cosmetic industry, in tandem with medical science, has developed topical ointments that assist in diminishing these scars.

The ingredients within the scar ointment for breast surgery recovery play pivotal roles in healing, moisturizing, and ensuring the scar’s reduced visibility. 

Let’s dissect the top ingredients you should prioritize:

  • Silicone: Always opt for ointments containing medical-grade silicone. It hydrates the scarred area, thereby reducing the scar’s prominence. Additionally, silicone creates a protective layer over the spot, preserving moisture and enhancing its healing process.
  • Allantoin: It catalyzes cell regeneration, driving faster healing and ensuring less pronounced scars.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: A hallmark of modern skincare, hyaluronic acid stands out for its unmatched hydration capabilities. Retaining water in the skin ensures the scarred area remains supple, preventing the tightening of scar tissue.
  • Onion Extract: A frequent component in renowned scar gels, onion extract boasts anti-inflammatory attributes. This unique quality empowers it to flatten and soften scars that may otherwise become raised and more noticeable.

Post-Operative Care: More Than Just Ointments

Breast augmentation recovery is a multifaceted journey, stretching beyond using ointments. 

While these creams are central to healing, the broader realm of post-operative care is indispensable for the best results. 

Diligently adhering to your surgeon’s advice is critical. This includes using scar ointments at the recommended frequency, donning compression garments to control swelling and sculpt the post-operative contours, and avoiding strenuous activities that might strain the chest.

Hydration stands as a pillar of recovery. Adequate water intake facilitates cellular repair and ensures skin remains elastic — vital for quick healing and reducing scar visibility. 

Moreover, new scars are particularly susceptible to UV damage. Protecting them from the sun’s rays, which can darken and make them more pronounced, is a must. High-SPF sunscreen and protective clothing should be staples in your post-surgery care kit.

Finally, the therapeutic touch of gentle massage, once the scar has started healing, can enhance blood flow, delivering essential nutrients. It also aids in softening and smoothing the spot over time.

Aesthetica's Premium Scar Care Solutions

For those seeking top-tier scar care products, Aesthetica’s range is worth exploring. 

Our two standout scar ointments are:

  • BioCorneum: A clinically-backed formulation, BioCorneum provides a silicone barrier that hydrates and protects the scar from external contaminants.
  • SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel: The SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel promotes accelerated healing and works diligently to minimize the scar’s appearance.

The journey of breast augmentation doesn’t conclude with the surgery. Proper post-operative care, especially scar management, is integral to achieving the desired results. With suitable breast scar ointments and diligent care, one can ensure one’s journey toward aesthetic perfection remains unmarred by visible scars.

Take Control of Your Healing Journey Today!

Empowered by the knowledge of top-notch scar care ingredients, you’re now better equipped to make informed choices. 

Don’t let scars dim the beauty of your transformation. Choose the right ointment, and embrace a confident, radiant future. 

Dive deeper into post-operative care and discover more expert insights with Aesthetica today! 

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on cosmetic surgery trends!

References

  1. “Allantoin in Skin Care: Benefits, Safety & Side Effects.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/allantoin. Accessed 13 Sept. 2023.
  2. Draelos, Zoe D, et al. “A New Proprietary Onion Extract Gel Improves the Appearance of New Scars: A Randomized, Controlled, Blinded-Investigator Study.” The Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2012, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3390235/. Accessed 13 Sept. 2023.
  3. “Hyaluronic Acid: What It Is, Benefits, How to Use & Side Effects.” Cleveland Clinic, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/22915-hyaluronic-acid. Accessed 13 Sept. 2023.
  4. Puri, Neerja, and Ashutosh Talwar. “The Efficacy of Silicone Gel for the Treatment of Hypertrophic Scars and Keloids.” Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, U.S. National Library of Medicine, July 2009, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2918339/. Accessed 13 Sep. 2023.

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