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Scar care after mastopexy
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OK, today is the 3rd week anniversary since I had my breast implants removed. I have immunologic issues and the implants were being rejected. My PS did a reduction and lift, as well as remove some extra 'back fat' in the area underneath armpits. My steri-strips have been off a week. I wear compression bra approx. 23 hours/day. I don't know if it's my immunologic state (Crohn's Disease and Autoimmune Hepatitis) but I feel like my scars are slow to heal. They are red, bumpy and have little spaces in between. I want to start scar massage with a post surgical vitamin E gel that I bought on this site. Can I start now, before it's too late? Or, must I wait another week for more healing to take place? I have much pain in the incision areas, and I'm afraid they'll stay all ugly and bumpy. My PS wants me to wait another week and a half before any healing creams or silicone strips. Meanwhile I'm in pain and constantly pulling the sutures. Please all, is there any advice you can give me for when I can at least start using the healing vitamin E cream, then move into using the 'anchor' strips I ordered? I am most grateful for any advice! StacyB

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