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Plastic surgery: How to get rid of scars?

Nowadays, visiting a hospital or private clinic to meet the plastic surgeon has become so common among people of all age group from all walks of life. It is no longer associated with celebrities and victims of fire burn and accidents. Healthy individuals who are not happy with their looks and physical appearance are now consider availing plastic surgery in UAE. Those who want to look and feel better don’t feel ashamed to take some tweaks, tucks and injections. Although, potential candidates showed concerns like the cost of surgery and scars, swelling and redness after the treatment. Despite being genuine, are these concerns are powerful enough to stop a person to enjoy the benefits of confidence-boosting procedure? Final outcomes completely depend on how qualified and certified professional they have chosen to avail the treatment.

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How swelling and redness is treated efficiently?

According to expert plastic surgeons, redness and swelling vanishes in 3-5 day or it can last for several weeks. The duration depends on the type of surgical procedure and the body part which is receiving the treatment. Plenty of rest and use of cold ice packs can help to reduce the redness, pain and swelling. Drinking plenty of water not only keep the body hydrated but also speed up the healing process. Water dissolve all the essential nutrients and transported it to wounded area to rejuvenate skin from inside while flushing out the toxins. 

How scars are minimised?

Complete healing is only achieved after using topical creams, gels and oral medication prescribed by plastic surgeons. Oil-based lubricants instead of antibiotics are best to treat surgical scars. Moreover, dermatologists also suggest consuming covering the wound with silicone bandage strips. Vitamin E cream can also reduce surgical marks if applied regularly.

Are all scars are same?

Scars are natural that are either formed after injury or surgical procedures. They are not bad at all, as long as they are not visible and present on the areas that are usually covered with clothes. Once they are formed, they can’t be removed completely. But with regular application of moisturiser and creams can lighten it. Its appearance depends on the several factors like depth, size and location of the wound or cut and sex of the person.

What are the different types?

Although moisturising and keeping the skin clean are common treatments, understanding its different kinds is necessary for efficient cure. 

Keloids

They are formed due to aggressive healing.  They are slightly raised and extend beyond the injury. They are difficult to treat. They can be either removed surgically or can be flattened with silicone bandage and steroid injections. Cryotherapy (frozen nitrogen) can also be used for small marks. Moreover, their formation can be avoided by using gel pads and pressure treatments. Dark skin tones are more susceptible to form keloids.

Contracture scars

They are formed over the skin that has been burnt. They tighten the skin and make it less elastic, which impairs the ability to move. Being significantly deeper, these bruises can also affect muscles and nerves also. 

Hypertrophic bulges 

They resemble with keloids but don’t extend beyond the boundary of the wound. The red colour blemishes can be cured with steroids and silicone sheets.

Summary: Once you identify the type of scar, you can use the right combination of medicines to minimise them.

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