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« on: May 01, 2012, 02:55:37 PM »
To prevent/reduce internal scar tissue growth
1) should i massage only the scar or the entire areola?
2) What cream/oil to use? Should i use silicon cream? or can I use aloe vera? or any moisturizer?



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Re: massaging
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 06:12:57 PM »
Nice, I've the exact same questions. I got one more: When should one stop massaging? 2-3 months?

Re: massaging
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 04:15:24 PM »
You are putting the cart before the horse. Not everyone requires massage -- and in certain cases, massage can cause even more swelling.

It is best to allow your surgeon to monitor your post op course -- and I am sure he will recommend massage if and when he feels it would be of help.  Often an inexpensive skin cream will suffice to provide lubrication for a massage.  If any special cream is needed for the scars themselves, again your surgeon should provide the best advice for you.

Dr Jacobs
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