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brachioplasty scars before and after

A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: The trade off for contouring the upper arms are scars. These scars are on the inner upper arm but may be quite extensive.
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Long Scar: Brachioplasty ( arm lifting surgery) is an excellent operation that addresses excess skin and adipose tissue of the upper arms; the operation serves ... Read More
Dr. Michael Rosenberg
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Optimize the scar: All surgery leaves scars, and the art of plastic surgery is to hide those scars as best as possible. This can be difficult in brachioplasty because t ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Ram Kalus answered
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several things.: If your scars are early (less than a year from surgery) massaging firmly can be very helpful. If they are mature and established, massaging would be l ... Read More
Dr. Jeremy White
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
Silicone Gel/Sheet: Silicone gel with massage or silicone sheet application may help to decrease scar redness and thickness. If this does not help during the maturation p ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Varies: It takes 6 months for most patients scars to fade. Wear your compression sleeves for several months at bedtime for protection against stress on your s ... Read More
Dr. Curtis Wong
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Arm scars fade: Healing is a dynamic process and the scars will fade with time... But there is no crystal ball that will predict exactly when yours will face to satis ... Read More
Dr. Anthony Perkins
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
1-2 years: Arm lift scars typically take a prolonged time period to fade. Typically they will not change after a year but I have seen improvement up to 2 years.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
You shouldn't: At a very minimum use a strong sunblock. Scars are more sensitive to the harmful uv rats of the sun and will darken faster.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Sunblock/BBL/laser: Best to see a plastic surgeon. You probably need to use mederma with sunblock and may need broad band light (bbl) therapy or laser treatments as scars ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
After 2 years: These scars are unlikely to change much more. Pulsed dye laser treatment may help reduce color some, but this works best for pink or red scars rather ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
General scar care: Scars usually are what they're going to be at 1 year. You should consult with either your initial surgeon or with a dermatologist about options for s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Need an exam: The normal placement of the scar for brachioplasty is in the inner arm. This area is against the chest and is usually spared from a burn. If the burn ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Doubt it.: Aloe Vera can be quite remarkable but I don't this is one of it's actions. Take care.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Things to do: 1. Avoid peak daylight hours 2. Use sunscreen & re-apply often! 3. Wear a cover-up over swim suit 4. Stay under the umbrella.

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