Laparoscopic scars

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April 10 was my surprise! gallbladder surgery. Had no idea I even had them! A week after saw the surgeon and he put me on a high protein diet for 3 weeks as my surgery sites weren't healing. Finally they are healed but they are still soooo red. Anyone has an idea when the color will change ? Also has anyone had success using Vit E to heal the scar? Or anything else out there??

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    I'm on week 3 and have 7 incisions. Still pretty red! A bit tender. I'm not putting anything but lotion on them. I figured being 45 that my bikini days are now over😀

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      Hey I'm 62 and my husband asked me if I was still going to wear mine. I said sure! Figure scars are my badge of honor😉 But I just hope they settle down a bit before swim weather.

      And wear your bikini if you want to!


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    That must have been quite a shock! In some ways you're lucky as most people have to wait months for surgery enduring pain and other symptoms.

    All I was told was to moisturise the scar with something like E45 cream but I healed fairly quickly.

    I had open surgery three months ago and my scar is fading. It's ten inches long, horizontal, pale pink and flat. As scars go I'm quite pleased with it.

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