What is the proper way adhesive paper tapes should be applied on a fresh incision (to prevent heavy scarring / widening)?
After my surgery, my doctor placed the paper tapes in such a way that the length of the tapes runs parallel along the incision. However, from most post-surgery photos I see online, the paper tapes are applied perpendicular to the incision.
Is there a big difference between whether the tapes lie parallel or perpendicular to the incision? And which is the better way to reduce tension on the wound?