I'm a 34 Y/O AM female 4 days post C4-5 ACDF . My incision was closed with an internal stich and derma bond. I took my bandage off yesterday. My NS F/U apt is in 2 weeks. I'm wondering how to treat my incision in the meantime. :-)
1. Should I leave it uncovered? If, so how long?
2. Should I apply anything on it?
3. What should I use to prevent or reduce scaring?
4. Did you use cocoa butter?
I'm having some incisional pain which is to be expected. The incision also feels very tight, almost restricting neck movement and I can see my heart beat by looking at the incision. Is this normal? What should I expect?
C5-6 ACDF 9-2011
C4-5 ACDF 11-2014