Facial Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto Can Have Barely Any Scars
One of the most common questions we hear among patients considering facial cosmetic surgery in Toronto is, “Will there be scars?”
The reality is that there is no such thing as completely “scarless” surgery at this point. That being said, when you choose a facial surgery expert for your treatment, there are many ways to reduce the appearance of scars, making your facial “work” virtually undetectable. When it comes to facial plastic surgery, depending on the extent of work being done, there may be various, well-hidden incisions. While some procedures may require very minor, concealed incisions, others require larger ones.
Ways to Minimize the Appearance of Scars
Dr. Torgerson prides himself on using the latest, most advanced surgical techniques to provide patients with the least invasive option possible without compromising the results. Nonetheless, when incisions are made, varying degrees of scarring will likely result. Fortunately, by taking proper care during the healing process, the appearance of scars can be greatly minimized. After your surgery, you’ll be provided with an extensive set of guidelines to follow. Among patients who are careful to closely follow the aftercare instructions, scars are usually a non-issue.
One of the most effective ways to minimize the appearance of scars following a cosmetic surgery procedure is to avoid or greatly limit sun exposure. Since scar tissue has a different texture and function than the rest of our skin, it’s much more prone to darkening permanently in the sun. As the area is considerably less resistant to ultraviolet rays, it is important to avoid sun exposure so that you minimize the risk of visible, permanent scars.
If you’re considering facial cosmetic surgery in Toronto but are worried about scarring, the best way to minimize risks is by choosing a highly experienced and qualified surgeon with specific expertise in the procedure you’re interested in.
Avoid Smoking and Alcohol
The Importance of Eating a Balanced Diet
Dr. Torgerson is a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon specializing in head and neck facial surgery. As one of Canada’s most prominent and talented facial plastic surgeons, he aims to provide all his patients with the most natural-looking results possible.
Avoid smoking and alcohol leading up to and after your procedure. This is another way to minimize the appearance of post-surgical scars because healthy circulation ensures quick, efficient incision healing. Dr. Torgerson typically advises his patients opting for Toronto facial cosmetic surgery to refrain from smoking and drinking for at least 2 weeks before and after their procedure. If an incision doesn’t close quickly, the risk of infection increases, and scabbing along with scarring can eventually appear more noticeable.
Taking proper care of your surgical incisions is a key factor in determining the extent of the scarring you will experience. By carefully following cleansing instructions and avoiding any vigorous scrubbing or picking of scabs, the scars will be able to heal cleanly and quickly.
Eating a balanced diet and staying well hydrated can also work wonders when it comes to scars. By amping up your protein intake, your skin will be better able to heal, as protein makes up the building blocks of healing skin. Meat and dairy products or soy are all good sources of protein during your recovery period.
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