Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Scars



Recommended Posts

I do not have any pics of my scars just after surgery but I can tell you that they were ugly...lol...Especially the one that was on the top of my stomach...It looked to me puckered and was very swollen, my other 3 were covered with steristrips. I am saying this to tell you please do not think that the way your scars look in your final outcome. As long as you do not have any discharge from them, or running a fever, or have warmth to the touch, you are good...I was really bummed when I saw mine...but now they have faded and decreased in size. As far as putting anything on them, you need to wait until all steristrips are off and esentially well healed. I used Vitamin E oil on mine with really good results....Best of luck..

Can someone post pics of their scars, mine are starting to worry me? Also, how long do I wait before I start putting something on them?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I dont have any pictures of mine but I can say not to put anything on them yet. You were just banded so yours need time to heal first. Your doctor will check them out when you go back for your post-op appt. I can say now though almost 5 months later, two have lightened up, the one where the port is is just ugly looking and the one on the left hand side is really red. Just the way my body took to them I guess. The one on the left still itches from time to time too. Hang in there, they will lighten up some for you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's mine.. haha

photocu.jpg

well i have 4, this is the biggest, and 3 really tiny ones. I was banded 12/13, they were covered by steri strips till they fell off on Sunday. I can barely see the other ones, nothing that bothers me at all...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Trending Products

  • Trending Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • ChunkCat

      Well, tomorrow I go in for an impromptu hiatal hernia repair after ending up in the ER over the weekend because I couldn't get food down and water was moving at a trickle... I've been having these symptoms on and off for a few weeks but Sunday was the worst by far and came with chest pain and trouble breathing. The ER PA thinks it is just esophagitis and that the surgeon and radiologist are wrong. But the bariatric surgeon swears it is a hernia, possibly a sliding one based on my symptoms. So he fit me into his schedule this week to repair it! I hope he's right and this sorts it out. He's going to do a scope afterwards to be sure there is nothing wrong with the esophagus. Here's hoping it all goes well!!
      · 1 reply
      1. AmberFL

        omgsh!! Hope all goes well!! Keeping you in my thoughts!

    • jparadigm

      Hello lovlies!
      Today is a beautiful day in west Michigan! I hope you all have a beautiful Tuesday and rest of your week!! 🤗
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Clueless_girl

      Having gall bladder surgery in a few days and I so hope the recovery is easier than the one from the modified DS! I could use a bit of luck/pep talk for a change. I'm starting to be able to walk around without experiencing dizziness, but it would be great if the random pain in my chest and abdomen would go away!!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Dawn 1974

      4/4/2024 - new patient orientation. Wt 313
      4/5/2024 - got all my lab work done.
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • jparadigm

      Today was rough...
      I've been experiencing a headache all day today that just won't go away. I'm thinking it's now progressing into a migraine. Does anyone else get headaches from taking vitamin B12? I did some research and learned that usually a lack of B12 causes headaches. But I've noticed when I take it, I have reoccurring headaches. 😫
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Recent Topics

  • Hot Products

  • Sign Up For
    Our Newsletter

    Follow us for the latest news
    and special product offers!
  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs

    PatchAid Vitamin Patches

    ×