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Any advice?

My incisions are new (9 days post op) but if there is something I can do to reduce the appearance now and going forward? I'd appreciate the tips and tricks.

The glue is still on 3 of the 5. The ones I see are very small, and I'd like to keep it that way :)

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I didn't do much with the small scars and 20 months later you don't really notice them. I used bio oil but was very hit and miss with it.

Congratulations on the surgery 😊

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Don't put anything on them while the glue is there. It can make it release too early. I'm 6 weeks out and can hardly see my scars. I wouldn't give it any worry.


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Having had plastics, there is a product called BioCorneum that works fantastic. It not only lightens scars but also flattens them.

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Thanks everyone!

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3 hours ago, Djmohr said:

Having had plastics, there is a product called BioCorneum that works fantastic. It not only lightens scars but also flattens them.

Thanks for sharing about this product. I'm going to check it out. I had the VSG in August of 2015, and my scars have faded and flattened considerably since then, but are still visible. I'm extremely fair, so it shows up a bit more on me. For the first time since high school I actually want to wear a bikini at the beach, so I'm going to try this product and hope for the best.

@VSG4Mag - Congratulations on your surgery! I'm grateful for having mine every day. :) Your life will change for the better.

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I've been using Palmers Cocoa Butter and my scars have healed very well. Scars are flat and really fading. Had surgery Oct 2016


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My dermatologist said coconut oil

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