Disclaimer for Modesto Breast Augmentation FAQ: This is a general guide about breast augmentation recovery. These Breast augmentation frequently asked questions (FAQ) are in general not surgeon or location specific; however they are personally written by Dr. Tammy Wu, Modesto Plastic Surgeon. We hope that future and current patients and their families would benefit from these commonly asked questions. As a disclaimer, the below does not substitute for advice obtained personally from a plastic surgeon and a professional consultation. Keep in mind that surgery and medicine is as much an art as it is a science; therefore, individual surgeon's recommendations will vary. Please consult your physician to verify any of the facts and options below. The transmission of running and breast augmentation information from Dr. Wu's websites such as www.breastguide.com or http://www.breastguide.com/runningwithbreastimplants/ or http://www.breastguide.com/afterbreastaugmentation/ is not intended to create, nor does it create, a physician-patient relationship between you and Dr. Wu or her Modesto plastic surgery practice Surgical Artistry, Inc..
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Can I ice the incision and surgery area during my recovery process?
Ice is a very good idea to help reduce swelling. It would work especially well in the first three days after surgery, and would continue to work well for a week after surgery. Use ice as needed. Be careful not to fall asleep with ice over your body.
Should I take Arnica Montana?
Arnica is a botanical extract used in homeopathy for the treatment of muscle sprains, strains, stiffness, bruising, swelling, and tenderness.
We carry Arnica pellets, Arnica gel, and Arnica cream in our office. The pellets help diminish overall swelling, and arnica pellets can be taken a few days before surgery to diminish the swelling even more. The gel or cream can be applied directly to the skin after 48 hours.
Can I put anything on my scars to diminish the appearance of the scars?
We recommend the following:
1. Keep the incision out of the sun and tanning beds for one year after surgery. If sun exposure is a possibility, use a good sun screen or sun block.
2. Consider using a product that we have in the office: Scar Guard.
3. Consider massaging the scar one month after your breast augmentation surgery.
Can I tan right after breast augmentation?
You can tan if you keep your scar covered. Tanning can worsen the appearance the breast augmentation scars. You can tan over the scars after the scars mature which usually happens one year after your breast augmentation.
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Breast Augmentation Postop Questions is a webpage that tries to anticipate some of the questions one might have after breast augmentation surgery. It may be good to know some of these questions and answers before heading toward the operating room with your breast augmentation surgeon. These questions are answers by Dr. Tammy Wu, Modesto Plastic Surgeon.
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