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How do I care for my incisions after reconstructive breast surgery?

Each incision is different, but in general, for at least three weeks, you don't really need to do anything to your incisions. Just keep them covered, depending on how they were closed, and then a gentle scar massage after three weeks can be helpful. Silicone scar strips and some creams may help, but you shouldn’t use those for at least three weeks to a month after surgery.
 

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