embrace® is an innovative scar reduction technology. These advanced silicone sheets relieve skin tension and hydrate scar tissue. The result is a flatter, softer, less noticeable scar following DIEP flap reconstruction. To learn more about this innovative device, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree, Colorado, at (720) 457-4461.
What is embrace® Scar Therapy?
embrace® is an effective, innovative way to reduce the appearance of scars. Here is how it works:
- Relief of skin tension. embrace® is applied to your skin in the form of an adhesive sheet. It prevents pulling of the skin around the scar. This tension is the main source of thick, raised post-surgical scars, and embrace® stops it.
- Stabilization amid body movement. The movement of your body places stress on the scar, which can cause it to thicken and widen. embrace® protects the scar from movement.
- Softening and hydrating silicone. The medical-grade silicone contained in the sheets has a restorative effect on scar tissue, hydrating it so that the scar is softened, flattened and faded.
Wearing embrace® is easy. It comes with an applicator that allows you to place the sheet correctly over the scar. One application lasts for 10 days, and all you have to do is throw out the old one and replace it with a new sheet. embrace® has been reported as a comfortable way to treat scars. It is lightweight, low-profile and clear.
DIEP Flap and Breast Reconstruction Scars
Many women who are considering breast reconstruction want to know what their results look like. And most of our guests want to know what they can do to minimize the appearance of scars.
The DIEP flap procedure uses a section of your own tissue to rebuild a breast. This method is known as a free flap procedure because the blood supply is cut away from the body intact, and then reconnected to the breast mound using microsurgery.
Like all surgical procedures, the DIEP flap causes scarring where incisions are made. We understand the desire to minimize scarring that takes place so that you can feel confident and beautiful following breast reconstruction. embrace® significantly reduces the appearance of DIEP scars. Ask our team about whether it is right for your breast reconstruction procedure.
To find out if embrace® will be a good option following your DIEP flap breast reconstruction, please call The Breast Center Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery at (720) 457-4461. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Williams and Dr. Jeremy Williams are proud to offer innovative technology and techniques to women from Denver, Lone Tree and areas across Colorado.