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So the question is, how do we make sure that people with tan skin get better scars? So there’s a classification system that we use called the Fitzpatrick System and if you’ve got slightly darker skin or olive skin, say you might come from an Asian background or a Mediterranean background, we would say that would make you a three or a category four. And in those situations we need to be mindful that you don’t get pigmented scars or hypertrophic scars. But a lot of it comes down to hiding your scars in creases. So that’s the way how most plastic surgeons try to make sure you get a great scar. It’s hiding it in a good crease as well as excellent surgical technique, and then finally, it’s good post-operative surgical care. So that means using things such as massage, as well as silicon ointments and tapes, sometimes laser and very rarely things like steroid injections. So a combination of all those things means that our scars, particularly with breast augmentation are almost invisible over time and that’s because we’ve used all those techniques.
Choosing the right procedure and surgeon is important. I believe that helping my clients make informed decisions is key to a great result so if you have a question or would like to know more about something specific, please let me know – Regards, Alex.