SCAR MANAGEMENT FAQ's

for Double Incision Top Surgery

Almost every technique for top surgery involves cutting the skin, and often removing extra skin and these cuts make scars.  Even plastic surgeons cannot do surgery without leaving scars.

 

As your plastic surgeon there is much that I do DURING the actual surgery to minimize and improve the potential scars, and I do this for every patient.

 

What are those things?

 

  • Meticulous and careful handling of your skin where the scars will be (I don’t use harsh and heavy clamps, or temporary staples or any sharp instruments near the skin border that will need to heal).

  • I make sure there is adequate and excellent blood flow throughout the healing skin by not taking away too much skin and fat, and not making the healing skin too “thin”.

  • When I sew the skin and nipple and areola back together I use multiple layers of sutures so that there will be strength not only on the very superficial level, but on the deeper levels as well.​

Below you can find my answers to frequently asked questions about scar management after top surgery (or any surgery that involves scars). 

When can I start scar management or treatment?

What is scar management?

What do I massage?

And for how long?

What should I put on the scars themselves? There are so many scar products, which one is the best? I read that Mederma is

really good, is that true?

What about taping with scar tape?

I am allergic to a lot of bandages – can I still use the tape?

How long should I tape for?

My scars are really itching,

is that normal?

Underneath the scars - deep beneath the surface, it feels really firm, is that normal?

Post Op Activity Schedule