Facial scar revision is a procedure that can minimize an unsightly scar. The procedure can make a scar less noticeable or essentially replace the scar with a less prominent one.
REASONS FOR SCAR REVISION
People choose scar revision to minimize the appearance of scars caused by:
Good candidates for facial scar revision are healthy nonsmokers who understand the benefits and limitations of the procedure. If excisional scar revision is recommended, the procedure cannot be completed sooner than six months after the scar formation.
HOW DO PLASTIC SURGEONS REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF A SCAR?
Based on the scar you exhibit, we can recommend and perform a variety of scar revision procedures. The appropriate technique depends on the type of scar, its size, age, and other factors. Plastic surgeons offer both surgical and non-surgical techniques to reduce the appearance of scars. For some of these procedures, such as local flap surgery, tissue expansion techniques, which help the skin to adequately stretch in order to make reconstruction possible.
AFTER SCAR REVISION
Your skin may feel tight and you may experience some swelling. Discomfort is normal, but can be managed with prescription medication. The scar will be covered with a dressing, which may need to be changed periodically. Follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions after scar revision.