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How to Treat Scars After Facial Surgery

Posted September 2019 by Biodermis
Facial surgery encompasses a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Face lifts, for instance, are considered cosmetic procedures whereas cleft lip surgery is considered a reconstructive procedure. Any part of the face, including the ears, eyes, and nose, can be operated on to improve the appearance or function of these organs. Patients who undergo facial surgery often wonder if they will be left with scars on their face after their incisions have healed. Invasive procedures that require stitches will likely lead to noticeable scarring. Luckily, with proper care and maintenance, and aid from a few products, you can help your scars heal considerably.

Continue reading to learn more about facial surgery and what you can do to minimize resulting scars down the road.

Facial surgery scars

Types of facial surgical procedures

A person might opt to undergo facial plastic surgery for a large number of reasons. Children born with abnormalities of the face, for instance, will benefit from facial surgery. Others may undergo an operation later in life in response to an accident that affected the appearance or function of the face. Below is a short list of some of the reasons a person will get facial surgery.

Cleft lip and cleft palate
Cleft lips and palates are defects that affect children at birth. A cleft lip is a total split in the tissue of the upper lip that can also affect one or both nostrils. A cleft palate is an opening in the roof of the mouth that can make it difficult to eat and swallow. Both of these conditions are common abnormalities that occur around the world. One or more surgeries might be needed to restore the lip and mouth to a normal state.

Eye surgery
Laser or cataract surgery to correct vision in one or both eyes is a well-known procedure, but what about surgery to improve the appearance of the eyes? A blepharoplasty is a plastic surgery operation for correcting abnormalities or enhancing the cosmetic appearance of the eyelids. A blepharoplasty is usually performed by a plastic surgeon who has extensive training in surgery of the eyes.

Nose surgery
Plastic surgery of the nose is known clinically as rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to restructure the nose to correct any abnormalities. A person who has suffered one or more broken noses throughout his or her life may need a rhinoplasty to decrease pain and flatten the bridge of the nose. Reconstructive surgery of the nose might even focus on the nasal passages in order to correct birth defects or breathing problems.

Cosmetic ear surgery
An otoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure designed to change the shape, size, or position of the ears. Ear surgery might be performed if a person is dissatisfied with the appearance of his or her ears. For instance, if the ears stick out too far from the head or they are disproportionately large, a person can get an otoplasty to have these issues corrected.

Silicone for scars

Post-surgical scar care
Any invasive facial surgery can leave you with scars, so it’s important to know that there are options for treating them. Medical-grade topical silicone has been the gold standard for scar management for over 30 years with clinical evidence to back it up. Scars need an ideal healing environment, also known as homeostasis, to blend in with the surrounding, healthy skin. This is where topical silicone comes to the rescue. Topical silicone allows the user to control the outcome of his or her scar by inducing moisture and regulating collagen production at the scar site. This has the effect of flattening and reducing the discoloration of scars so they are no longer noticeable. Medical-grade silicone is available through your physician or online at biodermis.com.


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