A lot of girls get boob jobs and think that’s the end of their journey. No, no, no babes. After care is JUST as important as the surgery itself. ( If you aren’t up to date on my latest boob job, definitely check it out. )
Post op care is sooooo important – today we’re going to discuss 3 things I’ve used that have made all the difference.
If you’re going to get a boob job you can expect a bit of scarring afterwards. I went through the nipple so I have a little half-moon scar under my nipple. I’m all about keeping it as small as possible.
Dr. Barrett was, and is, a HUGE advocate for after care and keeping scars minimal. That’s why he recommends a particular scar gel, but I’ve added 2 things that have really helped.
You should know that you don’t have to have had a boob job to use any of these 3 things. They all work on old scars, stretch marks, and just improving the overall elasticity of the skin. You know we’re all about prevention over here.
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SKINUVA SCAR GEL
This scar gel comes highly recommended by one of the best boobie surgeons in Beverly Hills – that’s right, Dr. Barrett. He’s such a big fan of this product because he’s seen it work on so many people. You can’t just leave your scars high and dry, ladies. You need a scar gel post op. The trick here is to put a little bit on your finger tip and really press it into the scar. You need it to seep in.
WARNING: It might look like you have a bit of nipple leakage ( HA! ), so I like to use this in the early morning so it sinks in and right before I go to bed too.
This scar gel:
+ reduces appearance of scars
+ improves texture of scars
+ helps improve the overall color of a scar
Again, this works on old scars! They key here is to use it consistently and rub it deep into the scar.
My favorite tip from Dr. Barrett is to leave this by your toothbrush so you have no choice but to apply it twice a day. Efficient!
COLD-PRESSED VITAMIN E OIL
I feel like everyone knows about vitamin E for scars, but it’s just so simple and effective.
When I was 8 I fell off my bike and totally scarred the right side of my face. The only thing that brought those scars down was vitamin E oil. I’d open up a capsule and put it right on my face. Now, I recommend just getting the oil in the tube ( this is the one I like ).
Like the scar gel, you really want to rub this into the scar – I like to do it at night. You can even use it before you use the scar gel that Dr. Barrett recommends. You should also know vitamin E is amazing for acne scars, stretch marks and making burn scars less noticeable.
Make sure you get high-quality, cold-pressed oils to sit beside your toothbrush though.
I’ve done a post on Boob Tube before but it is so amazing for scars and stretch marks, I had to talk about it again. This is actually for pregnant women, but anyone can use it. It soothes and protects and is made for keeping the skin supple. I like to rub this all over my tits in the morning, but you can also use it on your stomach if you’re pregnant. In fact, you can use it anywhere on your body where you have stretch marks. You don’t have to be pregnant!
I don’t mind the scent, but Hilary, our TSC editor, is pregnant and can’t stand the smell! She adds a drop of vanilla or peppermint essential oil to mask it because the consistency and ingredients are just insane! It’s too good NOT to use. ( Do your own research on using essential oils in pregnancy. )
Check out these ingredients:
CoQ10: is nature’s wonderfully powerful antioxidant that helps prevent collagen degradation to stop sagging.
Milk Thistle Extract: a natural antioxidant to help prevent free radical damage to delicate skin to keep it strong.
Organic Shea Butter: is the most potent healing butter; an Omega-rich natural elasticiser that helps stave off sagging.
Organic Rosehip Fruit Oil: increases cell renewal and helps reduce excess pigmentation. Superbly moisturizing and healing.
Blueberry Extract Antioxidant: eases skin inflammation and reduces sag by strengthening collagen and improving microcirculation.
Red Cabbage Extract: a wonderful source of Vitamin C and E plus phytonutrients that help fight free radicals and detoxify.
Green Cabbage Extract: helps increase blood circulation to ease swelling and discomfort. For years breast-feeding mums have applied cabbage leaves to their boobs to relieve swelling and pain.
Hibiscus: contains a firming agent, that also calms and smoothes skin, increasing moisture and suppleness.
See? There’s no nasty shit, aaaaaaand did I mention the Kardashians are obsessed? They are. The size of this is perfect too, because it’s under the max. fluid allowed on an airplane. Win!
These 3 things are superstars when it comes to minimizing scars, new or old. Trust me.
Don’t be scared to bring your products down to your nipples, guys. So many people only worry about their face, but your neck and chest, and YES, your fun bags, need love too. Every single dermatologist I’ve ever talked to says this same thing. Don’t believe me? Listen here and here.
Gravity is real and not our friend, so why not do all we can do? In fact, breast skin care is on the rise. You can find boob masks and creams on the market these days and I’m here for it.
Anyways, if it all goes to hell, at least you still have Woo lube. Make sure some of the lube gets on the girls while you’re having fun, because coconut oil does the trick too!
Do you guys have any tried and true products you use for scars? I want to know so tell me below!
+ If you want to know more about boob jobs, listen to Dr. Barrett’s podcast episode. So much good info! He talks about how big you should go, best after care practices and answers all your burning questions
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