Scar Management Following Plastic Surgery

Wound care for scar management is vital following plastic surgery. Why? For one thing, it could help improve the appearance of the scars as well as make them much more comfortable to live with. But there are also factors to consider; without adequate treatment, you might very well end up with scars that are longer or even more pronounced than you did expect.

A surgical wound could take anywhere from 6 months to 2 years to heal. That's why it's crucial to take care of your scars after a surgical procedure. A plastic surgery scar will be red and also raised for the first several months after surgery. While healing, it may itch or tingle. After a while, the skin around the incision line softens and flattens out as new tissue grows underneath it. It usually takes around two years for an incision wound to heal completely.

Scarring is a normal part of healing. Unfortunately, they do not always heal as quickly as we would want. Plastic surgery scars could be especially difficult to deal with because they not only take more time to heal than other kinds of scars but also because there are numerous ways to aggravate and worsen them. Here are a few tips for caring for those plastic surgery scars in order to minimize scarring and irritation while also maximizing their appearance:

How to Take Care of Plastic Surgery Scars

You should be patient when caring for your plastic surgery scars. Scar management is essential as it may help prevent the formation of a keloid or hypertrophic scar. Picking at your scabs might be tempting, but this always slows down your healing process and also makes things even worse.  In addition to the usual scar care, here are some additional tips:

  • Wear loose clothing that does not rub against the area.
  • Avoid any task that may cause friction at your wound site.
  • Don’t scratch itchy spots because this could lead to more abrasions
  • Inspect the wound site for indications of infection, like redness, heat, or pus.
  • Apply sunscreen (SPF 30) when outside.

How to Improve the General Appearance of Surgery Scars

You might have a few scars on your body that you wish to remove. Or you could be planning for a surgical procedure and would like to be prepared. There are numerous options for improving the appearance of your scars after plastic surgery.

  1. Wound & Scar Treatment Therapy

This is the ultimate post-surgery recovery package. It includes a Control Topical Solution and a Conceal Ultimate Scar Cream that have been specially formulated to aid your wound and scar treatment journey at each and every stage. These products are powerful on their own, but when combined, they form a dual-action fortress.

Both products use natural active ingredients which are well-known for their ability to speed up wound healing, improve scar appearance, prevent infection, and reduce inflammation and pain.

  1. Massage The Scar Frequently

Massaging the scar softens and smoothes scar tissue.

  1. Limit Sun Exposure

Scars become more visible when exposed to the sun. The skin on the surgical site will be extremely sun sensitive following surgery. To avoid darkening and persistent redness, use sunscreen.


The best way to minimize the appearance of scars is to manage the wounds after surgery. Contour Laboratories takes pride in our industry-leading solutions, which are designed to treat your delicate skin with the most hydrating ingredients for optimized scar healing.