Scar Revision

If you are bothered by a scar on your face or body, Scar Revision may be right for you. Scar Revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly. Treatment options vary based on the type and degrees of scarring and range from simple topical treatments to minimally invasive procedures and more advanced techniques. In general, Scar Revision is performed to create a less prominent scar that is more consistent with surrounding skin tone and texture.

The Best Candidates for Scar Revision

Scar Revision can be performed on people of any age however it is ideal if the patient does not have active acne or other skin diseases in the area that needs to be treated.

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Planning your Scar Revision

In your initial consultation, Mr Klein will evaluate your health and assess your existing scars and skin tone. Mr Klein will explain the different procedures and will work with you to decide which procedure would be best for you. Don’t hesitate to ask Mr Klein any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the results. Mr Klein will explain the procedure in detail, including the risks and limitations, the type of anesthesia that will be used, the type of facility where the surgery will be performed and the costs involved. Be sure to tell Mr Klein if you smoke, and if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or other drugs.

Where Your Surgery will be Performed

Depending on the procedure Scar Revision may be performed in an outpatient surgery center, or a hospital. It’s usually done on an outpatient basis; rarely does it require an inpatient stay.

Types of Anesthesia

Depending on the nature of the scar and the complexity of the procedure Scar Revision may be performed under local or a general anesthesia.

Surgery Risk

All surgery carries some uncertainty and risk. When Scar Revision is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications. During your consultation the procedure will be explained in detail, including the risks and limitations.

The Scar Revision Surgical Procedures

The degree of improvement Scar Revision can achieve depends greatly on the severity of scarring and the scar type, size and location. In some cases, a single technique may provide significant improvement. However, Mr Klein may recommend a combination of Scar Revision techniques to achieve optimal results. Specific plastic surgery procedures that may be recommended for your Scar Revision include:

  • Topical Treatments: In the form of gels, tapes or external compression can aid in wound closure and healing. These may be used to treat existing surface scars and discoloration.
  • Injectable Treatments: Are commonly used to fill depressed scars (concave to the skin surface). Depending on the injectable substance used and individual patient factors results may last from 3 months to several years. Treatment must be repeated to maintain results.
  • Surface Treatments: Such as Dermabrassion, Chemical Peel or Laser Resurfacing, are most often used for the cosmetic improvement of scars. These methods can soften surface irregularities and reduce uneven pigmentation. Surface treatments are a controlled means of either mechanically removing the top layers of skin or changing the nature of the tissue.
  • Excision: The simplest surgical Scar Revision procedure involves removal of the scar with simple closure using sutures, skin adhesives or a combination of both.

During your consultation with Mr Klein he will explain each surgical procedure in depth.

After Your Scar Revision Surgery

Once your procedure is finished, bandages or dressings may be applied to keep the surgical site clean. The initial healing phase of the surgical Scar Revision may include localised swelling, discoloration or discomfort. With Dermabrassion, Chemical Peel or Laser Resurfacing, you will experience similar conditions at the treated area, in addition to overall sensitivity.

Getting Back to Normal After Your Scar Revision Surgery

Initial wound healing may take 1 to 2 weeks. Further healing will continue for several weeks and as the new scar heals it will ideally, slowly refine and fade. During this time, proper skin care and diligent sun protection are essential to encourage healing and to maintain the progress of your new improved scar.

Your New Look

The outcome of Scar Revision will develop over time. Your positive outlook and feelings of fulfillment should develop quickly as improved results begin to appear.