Today’s blog post is sponsored and written by the team at Surgeons Advisor.
Do you have scars that you wish you could get rid of? Whether they’re from an accident, childbirth, or something else sometimes Bio Oil doesn’t cut it and we want a more permanent fix. I’m pretty lucky in that any scars I have are so tiny that they often go unnoticed. I know this isn’t the case with all of my readers though, which is why I’ve teamed up with Surgeons Advisor today to bring those of you with scars you want removed a solution. While I am not an advocate of plastic surgery, there are certainly circumstances where these procedures can help us feel more confident and empowered which I am all about!
If you have scars that you want removed, this is an interesting read that could offer you a permanent solution:
While some people think of any of their scars as a badge of courage, most wish they could make them go away. Whether you have had surgery or an injury, you have scars that make you feel self-conscious. You find yourself covering up more often than not. You avoid any clothes that are revealing, limiting what you feel comfortable wearing. You feel embarrassed when you are with your partner because you don’t want your scars to be seen. You have tried products that are supposed to improve the appearance of your skin. You’ve tried to cover up your scars with cosmetics. Nothing has been good enough. You need help from your plastic surgeon to make a permanent change. Z-plasty surgery could be the answer you need.
What is Z-Plasty All About?
Z-Plasty is a procedure that can be performed by your plastic surgeon in order to make your scars less noticeable. There are a variety of techniques that your plastic surgeon can use in order to help you to feel more confident about scars that are blemishing your skin. It is going to depend on your scars, where they are located, and how pronounced they are. Your surgeon may focus on a scar that has contracted into a compact shape that is more noticeable. The main goal with this type of scar may be to stretch it out and make it stand out less. Another technique involves making a scar line up with a natural fold in your skin so that it is better concealed.
What Happens During Z-Plasty?
Your Z-Plasty procedure will take place in your doctor’s office. You will be given a local anesthetic in the area where you are going to be treated. You may also be given sedation, whether it is oral or intravenous. Once your surgeon has identified your scar and the best approach to improve its appearance, a flap in the shape of a Z will be made around the scar and your healthy skin. The next step involves using the flaps of skin that have been created to change the appearance of your scar for the better. This procedure may reduce tightness around a scar that makes the skin pucker. You may also find that Z-plasty can make your scar look like it is fade as it merges with your natural skin. Once your procedure is over, you will be given instructions to help you to care for your incision site.
Take Care of Your Skin Following Your Procedure
Once you are home, try applying a cold pack with ice to the incision area to bring your swelling down. Your surgeon may recommend over-the-counter pain medication while your skin is healing. You should change your bandage as often as specified by your surgeon. You will also need to keep your incision site disinfected in order to avoid infection. Infection and damage to your incision site can lead to worse scarring. Your surgeon may recommend that you apply an antibiotic lotion often in order to reduce your risk of infection. This will also keep your incision moist. You should avoid swimming and soaking in a tub while your incision is healing.
Ask your surgeon about what you should do while taking a shower. As a scab forms, you need to be patient and allow it to fall off on its own. Once your wound has healed, continue to use a moisturizer. Also avoid exposure to the sun. Wear sunscreen to protect your treated area. With complete healing and time, you should notice a positive change in the appearance of your scar.
When to Consider Z-Plasty
Think about Z-Plasty if you have scarring that is truly bothering you and making you have negative feelings about your body. You will need to have an evaluation from your plastic surgeon to determine if Z-Plasty if the best option for you. If Z-Plasty is not advises, you may be a candidate for excision, dermabrasion, a skin graft, or laser treatments. Z-Plasty is one of the simplest procedures that can help you to improve the appearance of scarring on your body. However, you will need an expert’s advice to find out if it can help you.
Talk to Dr. Ronald Roland to Learn More About Z-Plasty
Your plastic surgeon is your best resource when you want to find out if Z-Plasty can help you. Make an appointment with Dr. Donald Roland, a name you can trust in New York City. With over two decades of experience, Dr. Roland is ranked as one of the best that the city has to offer. You’ll receive the attention and consideration you deserve when Dr. Roland evaluates your scarring during your initial consultation. From that point, Dr. Roland will be able to steer you in the best direction to treat your scarring.