Are you ready to take the leap?
Getting your tubes tied is a life-changing decision. It’s a small yet important way to take charge of your reproductive future. No longer will you have to worry about unplanned pregnancy – and that is something every woman should be incredibly excited about.
If so, here’s what to expect and how to lessen the pain and impact of scars from tubal ligation scars.
Always Keep Your Cut, Scrape or Other Skin Injury Clean
Proper wound care is the best way to help the skin heal and reduce the chances of infection or further trauma. Cleaning the incision several times per day with mild soap and warm water is recommended.
Be sure to gently dry the area after cleaning. Additionally, adding a thin coat of antibiotic ointment or petroleum jelly can help protect the wound and encourage healing.
Cover the Skin With an Adhesive Bandage
Once the wound is clean, use an adhesive bandage to cover the area and protect it from infection and dirt. In addition to covering the wound, it is essential to keep the area clean and free of any dirt and sweat.
Gently wash the area with mild soap and warm water. To reduce the scarring, be sure to use sunscreen when out in the sun, and protecting the area while the wound is healing is an essential step.
Change Your Bandage Daily to Keep the Wound Clean While It Heals
Keeping the wound clean helps to prevent bacteria and other debris from getting into the healing wound and can prevent infection. After you remove the old bandage, clean the wound lightly with a mild soap and water mixture and pat dry.
Make sure to choose a bandage that is breathable, and that will allow the healing process to occur. If you keep the wound properly clean and bandaged with a fresh bandage every day, you will be able to minimize the scars from the tubal ligation procedure.
Apply Sunscreen to the Wound After It Has Healed
Sunscreen will help to protect the area from the sun, which can cause discoloration, and makes caring for your scar more visible. Ensure you use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 that is specifically designed for scars.
It’s best to wear protective clothing such as a hat or long sleeve shirt and take breaks from the sun when possible. Additionally, it’s important to keep the scar area well moisturized using an ointment such as hyaluronic acid.
Use Petroleum Jelly to Keep the Wound Moist
Petroleum jelly can be used to apply a thin layer over the wound, trapping moisture in the skin to aid in healing. Petroleum jelly should be applied multiple times throughout the day to ensure the skin is sufficiently hydrated.
It is also important to keep the wound clean and dry when not applying petroleum jelly to avoid trapping bacteria and debris that can lead to infection. The wound should also be shielded from direct sunlight to reduce irritation or discoloration.
Make sure to check these tubal reversal side effects to make sure you are prepared after the surgery.
Learn How to Minimize Your Scars From Tubal Ligation
From keeping the area clean and moist, using a silicone scar sheet, and trying natural remedies, you have a better chance of minimizing any scars from tubal ligation.
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