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SCAR REVISION

SCAR REVISION

What is Scar Revision?

A scar revision is a procedure performed to minimize the appearance of a scar and make it more consistent with the surrounding skin color and texture. Scars can be cause by injury, acne, or surgery and may vary greatly in size and visibility. Scar revision attempts to correct any noticeable differences in the skin and restore a smooth, balanced look.

What is Scar Revision?

A scar revision is a procedure performed to minimize the appearance of a scar and make it more consistent with the surrounding skin color and texture. Scars can be cause by injury, acne, or surgery and may vary greatly in size and visibility. Scar revision attempts to correct any noticeable differences in the skin and restore a smooth, balanced look.

What to Expect from Scar Revision

Before beginning a scar revision, patients may be administered anesthesia and put comfortably to sleep. On average, a scar revision procedure will take between one and two hours. If the scar is larger in size, or in an area that is challenging the surgery may take longer.

Patients should have an adult ready to drive them home to begin the recovery process as this is an outpatient procedure.

The initial recovery phase will take one to weeks after surgery, and you may experience some slight discomfort during this time. Patients should limit sun exposure during the recovery phase.

The longevity of results will depend on many factors and will vary between patients. You can typically expect results that are long-lasting.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and some people may need less or more time for a full recovery. You should work directly with the plastic surgeon who completed your procedure for specific instructions.

What to Expect from Scar Revision

Before beginning a scar revision, patients may be administered anesthesia and put comfortably to sleep. On average, a scar revision procedure will take between one and two hours. If the scar is larger in size, or in an area that is challenging the surgery may take longer.

Patients should have an adult ready to drive them home to begin the recovery process as this is an outpatient procedure.

The initial recovery phase will take one to weeks after surgery, and you may experience some slight discomfort during this time. Patients should limit sun exposure during the recovery phase.

The longevity of results will depend on many factors and will vary between patients. You can typically expect results that are long-lasting.

Please remember that these are general guidelines and some people may need less or more time for a full recovery. You should work directly with the plastic surgeon who completed your procedure for specific instructions.

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Scar Revision Benefits

Some of the major benefits of scar revision include a smoother looking scar site, a more balanced appearance in the skin tone, and improved texture of the skin on and around the scar area. For many of our patients, a scar revision has increased their confidence and self-image.

Scar Revision Benefits

Some of the major benefits of scar revision include a smoother looking scar site, a more balanced appearance in the skin tone, and improved texture of the skin on and around the scar area. For many of our patients, a scar revision has increased their confidence and self-image.

Scar Revision Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Immediately after the procedure, some patients may experience an upset stomach or grogginess after waking up. These are both normal side-effects of the anesthesia. There is a minor risk of infection after the scar revision procedure.

A full assessment of your medical history and any medications you are currently taking will be performed prior to surgery in order to reduce the risk of any complications.

If you are experiencing any major side effects, contact your plastic surgeon immediate or dial 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Other Risks May Include

  • Dry Eyes
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid Accumulation
  • Poor Wound Healing
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Persistent Pain
  • Numbness

Scar Revision Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks. Immediately after the procedure, some patients may experience an upset stomach or grogginess after waking up. These are both normal side-effects of the anesthesia. There is a minor risk of infection after the scar revision procedure.

A full assessment of your medical history and any medications you are currently taking will be performed prior to surgery in order to reduce the risk of any complications.

If you are experiencing any major side effects, contact your plastic surgeon immediate or dial 911 if it is a medical emergency.

Other Risks May Include

  • Dry Eyes
  • Bleeding
  • Fluid Accumulation
  • Poor Wound Healing
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Persistent Pain
  • Numbness

Scar Revision FAQs

A scar revision is done solely based on your decision to correct a bad scar. It is up to the patient to decide whether scar revision is the right choice.

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