Incisions on the breast such as mastopexy Wise-patterns, crescents, T-lifts, etc. take several months to years to mature. In general we tell patients not to apply any creams or lotions on the skin for 4-6 weeks after surgery. After six weeks, silicone sheets can be applied to the scar to flatten the scar or prevent hypertrophic scars or keloid scars. In the initial 4-6 weeks post surgery we try to avoid skin creams, as it may be difficult to determine if the skin is irritated or infected. At the one year and sometimes 2 year mark, scars can continue to fade.
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