What is the recovery after scar removal surgery?
Your recovery after scar removal surgery will depend on the type and extent of surgery performed.
The specific recovery timeline and instructions will be provided by Dr Colbert, but some general guidelines for your recovery include:
- Pain management: Pain and discomfort are common after scar removal surgery, and pain and anti-inflammatory medications may be prescribed.
- Dressing changes: The surgical site will be covered with a sterile dressing or bandage after surgery, and this dressing may need to be changed regularly to keep the area clean and dry.
- Restricted activity: Depending on the location and extent of your scar removal surgery, you’ll often need to restrict certain activities for a period of time following surgery. This may include avoiding heavy lifting or strenuous exercise, as well as keeping the treated area elevated to reduce swelling.
- Follow-up appointments: Dr Colbert will organise a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing and ensure there’s no signs of complications.
- Scar management: After the initial healing period, patients may be advised to use topical treatments or other scar management techniques to help minimise the appearance of the scar. This may include massage, taping, or silicone gel, aiming to promote collagen growth and improve the texture and colour of your scar.
The recovery period for scar removal surgery can vary widely depending on the type of procedure performed, but most patients can expect to return to work and other normal activities within a few days of surgery.