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At the time of your procedure, you will receive detailed information regarding your wounds and scars. It is important to adhere to Dr Sharp’s post operative care protocol to achieve the best possible scar outcome.

Dr Sharp’s Healing Gel can be used on your scars immediately after surgery. It is a compound that contains ingredients that are proven to aid in optimal healing and scar minimisation.

To view some examples of plastic surgery postoperative scars, please click here. It’s important to remember that everyone heals differently, and your genetic and lifestyle factors – as well as precautions you take after surgery – will have the most significant impact on what your scars look like. 

After your surgery, please remember:

  • EAll surgery leaves scars
  • EIt is normal for a scar to initially darken in colour (purple, red) and to feel firm, uneven and in parts lumpy – this may be more noticeable at the two ends of the scar
  • EScars will normally take up to 24 months to mature – with time the scar with soften, lighten in colour and become less noticeable.
  • EAfter three weeks it is recommended that scar tape is used - or the scar can be massaged with silicone gel for 2-3 minutes daily – this will help soften the scar sooner.
  • EIf during the healing process your scar shows signs of abnormal healing (keloid or hypertrophic scarring) you may need silicone based dressings or further consultation with Dr Sharp.
  • EMake sure you apply sunscreen (SPF 50+) to your surgery site if it will be exposed to direct sunlight. If you do not have an SPF 50 sunscreen, ask us about Dr Sharp’s Dry Touch Sunscreen, which is suitable for use after surgery and available in our clinics.