Whether from a small incision or scar from a rhinoplasty to longer incisions/scars from a breast reduction or tummy-tuck / abdominoplasty procedure, a scar typically takes longer than a year to fully heal. There are several products available including vitamins E oil, ointments, silicone sheeting, and ask your plastic surgeon about their thoughts on scar …
The use of a ‘noninvasive’ technique such as a filler for treatment of specific areas of the nose may be considered as a ‘incisionless’ procedure for the nose- it is worthwhile noting that a number of skin fillers are absorbed by the body over time….
Options for breast reconstruction of a lumpectomy defect, or partial mastectomy, are available and can involve using one’s own tissue or an implant in certain cases. Radiation does affect how skin heals and so be sure to ask your plastic surgeon about potential options!