American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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one year ago

Medical Grade Silicone Products

What are the best Medical Grade Silicone Products for:

* Abdominal scar revisions tape

* Shapes specifically for breast lift scars

Thank you!

Procedure: Breast Lift
Location: Paducah, TX

Replies 5

Samir Shureih

I believe you are asking about Silicne Gell Sheating.

You can order it from any medical supply company or have your Doctor order it for you

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

They all claim to be the latest innovation and that they work better than anything else. They all will work to some extent. I tell my patients not to worry about any of that and just use regular paper tape over the scars for at least 4 weeks postop. This is a lot cheaper and works just as good in my opinion. If they want to spend money on all of those silicone things, OK, not going to hurt anything except their wallets. My opinions and what I would do for myself.

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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You can use silicone gel patch for preventing scar formation but please do laser for scar prevention is a lot better.

Armando Donati
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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Hello! In the postoperative period, scars present different types of evolution. And depending on what is the most appropriate treatment they need. For this reason, the evaluation of your surgeon or a certified plastic surgeon is key to make a correct diagnosis, to give you the most appropriate indication. And if you are only looking for information to know which is the most appropriate method to achieve the best evolution of a scar, then also tell you that it is the sum of how the tissue was treated at the time of surgery and closure, how it was closed, how it was the patient maintained during the surgery and finally what type of immediate post-operative care the scar received, it will be necessary to know in order to indicate which is the most appropriate product. I suggest you go back to your surgeon and talk about these issues to resolve your doubts.

Raffy Karamanoukian
ASPS Surgeon

Best Option for Silicone Scar Cream

Silicone tape vs. Silicone gels for scars. Many derms and plastic surgeons do not favor tape over scar gel, especially in areas that are not flat or are hair-bearing. We recommend that patients use dynamic approaches to scar modulation and thus prefer silicone gel vs. silicone tape. Our preferred option is Plato's Scar Serum applied twice daily.


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles


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