Three Key Ways to Reduce Plastic Surgery Scarring

Posted on December 11th, 2018 by Dr. William Franckle

Patients typically undergo plastic surgery procedures to enhance their outward appearance, either improve certain parts of their bodies or to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging. Surgical procedures can be very effective, but a downside to any surgery is the scars left over after the wounds heal. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce plastic surgery scarring after a procedure.

Follow Recovery Instructions

The best way to reduce scarring is to properly care for the wound by closely following all recovery instructions. This includes changing the bandage exactly as instructed, keeping the wound clean to reduce the chance of infection. Physical activities that pull at the skin should be avoided until the patient is cleared for exercise. While there’s no way to completely eliminate scars without opting for a non-surgical procedure instead, following the physician’s post-surgery instructions will help minimize the impact of plastic surgery.

Use Anti-scarring Cream

The surgeon may prescribe a cream that reduces the risk of infection to the wound, so patients should use this during the initial healing phase. Once the wound has closed or the surgeon gives the okay, over-the-counter scar creams can be used on the area. Other effective natural options that may help with scarring include Vitamin E supplements, coconut oil, and aloe vera. Patients should always check with their physician before using anything on the area.

Try Silicon Tape

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Silicon tape can go a long way in minimizing scars from tummy tuck procedures, breast augmentations, and other surgeries on the stomach and breasts. The silicon imitates the natural barrier of the skin by creating an atmosphere of moisture, which hydrates the scar and prevents a buildup of the type of collagen that causes scarring. Silicon tape needs to be worn regularly for several months to be an effective treatment.

Any surgical procedure that involves an incision in the skin will lead to scarring, and although scars do fade, they don’t disappear completely. The severity of the scar will depend upon the procedure that was performed and the patient’s skin repair response, so patients may have varying degrees of success with any of these scar reduction methods. Every patient should speak with their surgeon before using any of these treatments.

Schedule a Consultation

William Franckle, MD, FACS has performed thousands of elective procedures for New Jersey patients. His technique uses small incisions to reduce plastic surgery scarring to set his patients up for the best results. To find out if you are a good candidate for plastic surgery, call our center at 856-772-6500 to schedule a consultation.

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We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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Childbirth is a truly miraculous event, and you shouldn’t have to settle for a physique you find unsatisfying. With the Mommy Makeover, South Jersey and surrounding area moms can fight the physical effects of motherhood and shift their focus to the more magical elements of parenthood. ⁠

As with any invasive procedure, it is absolutely paramount that the patient be otherwise healthy before undergoing surgery. Dr. Franckle also advises that patients stop smoking prior to surgery to promote proper healing and recovery. It is also necessary to allow your body ample time to heal after childbirth before undergoing major surgery.⁠


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Fact: A facelift can reposition tissue and address the neck area in ways fillers cannot. However, fillers are excellent for adding lost facial volume and giving a boost to your skin. They’re a great short-term, nonsurgical way to fight the signs of aging. If you’re unsure about committing to a facelift, give facial fillers a try.⁠


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William Franckle, MD, FACS offers advanced plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments in New Jersey. All consultations and MedSpa services, including injectables, are held privately at our Voorhees clinic. Surgical procedures are performed at the Virtua Center for Surgery in Sewell under the care of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franckle.

Contact our team today to learn more about our services and find the right one for you.

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