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7 Ways to Prevent Plastic Surgery Scars

7 Ways to Prevent Plastic Surgery Scars

By Beverly Fischer on February 8, 2018

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Seven Ways to Prevent Plastic Surgery Scars - Dr. Beverly Fischer, MD

Our body’s ability to heal open wounds varies significantly from person to person, and it depends on numerous factors like age, the strength of our immunity system or the degree of infection we are fighting. 

So, while it’s fair to say that you will experience some form of scarring after a plastic surgery procedure, we can’t say for sure how bad it will be. In most cases, however, because the interventions aren’t very invasive, the scars will be very subtle. But, they will be there.

Now, here’s the good news: you can employ a variety of ways to prevent and reduce plastic surgery scarring. From natural remedies to specific actions that you can take before and after the surgery, here is a list of some of the best scar prevention methods out there. 

First, let’s start by presenting some of the practices that you can follow prior and after the surgery to speed up the healing process and reduce the visibility of your scars:

  • Eat plenty of raw, fresh foods rich in nutrients and antioxidants and limit the consumption of carbs and fats. 
  • Drink lots of water. You can even filter it to ensure it’s clean and pure. Green tea is also beneficial as its anti-inflammatory benefits can accelerate the healing process. And, here’s the good news: you can also drink one glass of wine per day.
  • Stop smoking as it affects your body’s natural ability to heal. In some cases, smoking may even lead to re-opening of the wound. So, if you care about getting better and want to reduce the risks of plastic surgery scarring, then you should avoid smoking several weeks before the surgery and at least two months afterward.
  • Exercise lightly and get plenty of fresh air. Having a good supply of oxygen means that the affected area will get what it needs, to fight infection. Moreover, light exercising boosts your heart rate, thus refreshing the wound with clean, fresh blood.




In addition to these practices, you can even try some natural remedies to prevent infections and complications. However, make sure you discuss them with your doctor before you use any of these tricks.

  • Raw Honey: Honey has marvelous antiseptic, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, it can be a helpful ally in your scar prevention
  • Shea or Cocoa Butter: People have been using these natural oils as a skin softener and moisturizer for ages. Not only that, but due to its rich content of cinnamic acid, shea butter can help reduce inflammation. Make sure that you purchase unprocessed shea or cocoa butter instead of the creams or lotions available in most drug stores. 

Seven Ways to Prevent Plastic Surgery Scars - Dr. Beverly Fischer, MD

While all these methods can be effective to one degree or another, there is one scar prevention treatment that proves to bring impressive results. We’re talking about Halo laser.

This cutting-edge treatment is a non-invasive and effective way to address a wide variety of skin problems, including plastic surgery scarring.

It works by delivering laser energy to the affected area, deep into the skin, in a series of fractionated beams. Once the laser energy hits the deep levels of the skin, it is received as heat by the body, and thus it triggers its natural healing processes, enabling new and healthy tissue to form.

Because the energy is delivered into fractionated sections rather than all at once, the healing process is faster although gradual.

If you find this technique interesting or if you want to learn more about Halo laser, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery. We can answer all your questions and address your concerns about the procedure. 

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Dr. Beverly A. Fischer is passionate about her role as a leading female plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland and beyond. She believes that plastic surgery makes a positive, life-changing difference, whether you’re renewing your body, face, and skin or embarking on an entire gender transition.

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