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.
About 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 advice freely.View all posts by Brian Dickinson