5 Home Hacks to Cover Your Tummy Tuck Scars

August 3, 2018

If there’s one thing we want to live without, these are scars. Many women may find themselves feeling less confident to wear what they want and may feel unattractive. Women will try to conceal scars to feel better about themselves, however, not everyone has the time to do this. Plastic surgery is one of the reasons why people have scars, with procedures such as the tummy tuck resulting in considerably noticeable scars. Having these tummy tuck scars are perfectly normal but even then, it can still have physical and emotional effects on people.

Because of this, patients may feel afraid about getting the procedure. Thankfully, there are a number of fast and affordable remedies anyone can do from their own homes!

Let’s take a moment to look at each one.

Home Remedies to Eliminate Your Tummy Tuck Scars

  1. Apple cider vinegar isn’t just for weight loss
    Apple cider vinegar strengthens our hair, stimulates weight loss, and it can be used to preserve food. Amid its countless uses, who says we can’t use it on our skin? Apple cider vinegar is mostly used for acne scars because it contains vitamins that exfoliate the skin. What you can do is dilute a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar and with a cotton swab, rub it over your tummy tuck scars.
  2. You can use onions for more than just cooking
    Onions have anti-inflammatory properties that reduce the over-production of collagen in the scars. Once the incisions heal, our scars will redden and will stay this way for quite some time. Placing fresh onions on the affected area can reduce redness, which will lessen the appearance of the scars.
  3. Lemon juice doesn’t only help your immune system
    Lemon has vitamin C, and this plays a huge role in the production of collagen. Lesser known fact that lemon juice is also helpful in treating the tummy tuck scars. Dip a cotton ball in a tablespoon of lemon juice and carefully dab it over the scar. Wash the area with cool water afterward. Repeating this treatment two times a day will make the scars disappear faster. NOTE: Our skin becomes sensitive to light after using lemon juice, so before stepping outside, make sure to use sunscreen.
  4. Olives aren’t just your martini’s partner
    Take a break from your martini and think about how you can get rid of your scars with olives! Olives act as skin protectants because of its phenol components. Olives and its leaves can make scars disappear faster, so using extract can make for a great daily routine.
  5. Milk isn’t just for drinking anymore
    Milk naturally exfoliates the skin as it contains lactic acid. Pure lactic acid can help in the treatment of scars. It improves the appearance of the skin and enhances pigmentation and texture. When whole milk is applied on the scars once a day it can lead to rapid results.

Choose to Recover Faster

While these home hacks are not a permanent solution, we can always turn to scar creams that your plastic surgeon might recommend.

Keep in mind that drinking plenty of water and maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle will allow your scars to recover faster. More than anything else, these home hacks are here to support your post-tummy tuck care routines.

Cara Downey, MD

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Cara Downey provides cosmetic surgery procedures to Houston and the surrounding areas.

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