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|Thu, 04-16-2009 - 11:25am|
I just read this on MSN this morning about scarring. Thought I would pass it on. It is about the same as my PS told me. I think the massaging also helps break up any scar tissue that forms. I still have a small spot above my left nipple, that had caused concern when I went for mammographies, but they and I are convinced it is simply scar tissue and recently I have noticed it getting smaller.
“Massage a new scar for five minutes, twice a day,” says Julius Few, associate professor of plastic surgery at Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois. “Applying pressure forces the body to make scar tissue that is flatter and lighter in color.” Start the treatment two to three weeks after the injury has healed and scabbing is gone. Stop rubbing after a year; no more improvement can be made to a scar after that.
Good luck to all future surgeries!!