What is Scar REvision Surgery?
Scar revision involves a number of treatment options to alter and improve the appearance of a scar, such as injectable treatments or shave excision. Surgical scar treatment can improve the way scars look by changing the size, depth, or color. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Vu Ho, and plastic surgeon Dr. Kristen Ann Aliano Messina minimize scars so that the area is more consistent with the surrounding skin tone. Although no scar can ever be completely erased, today’s scar treatments can result in a significantly less obvious mark. The most important step in the treatment of scars is a consultation with Dr. Ho or Dr. Aliano Messina where they will work closely with you to find the best custom treatment plan to make your scar as smooth and invisible as possible.
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Who Is a Good Candidate for Scar REvision?
The best candidates for facial scar revision surgery:
- Have scars as a result of trauma, accident, previous surgery, or cancer
- Have a loss of function, such as nerve damage
- Have extensive cosmetic issues due to the appearance of the scar
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
Scar REvision Surgery technique
Various types of scars call for different techniques. When scars arise from a problem with a previous surgery, the original incision can be reopened and the skin can be moved around to minimize the appearance of the scar. In some cases, the scar can be moved to a different location to make it less visible. With raised scars, dermabrasion and laser skin resurfacing procedures can be used to remove the upper layers of skin to make the scar smoother and more even with the rest of the face. Keloid scars, which are raised, can be surgically removed to improve the appearance. Depending on the type of scar and its condition, our team will use general or local anesthesia. The surgery is considered outpatient where the patient can return home the same day.
What Can I Expect After Scar REvision Surgery?
After surgery, pain, discomfort, redness, swelling, and bruising can be expected. Stitches are usually removed in a week following surgery, if applicable. Strenuous exercises and activities will need to be avoided for the first week or so. In addition, patients should keep their head elevated while sleeping. There will be multiple follow-up appointments so the surgeon can ensure the treatment site is healing properly. It can take up to a full year or more for the scar to fully heal and for the patient to notice full results.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $500
- Procedure Recovery Location
Dr. Ho and Dr. Aliano Messina are completely dedicated to prioritizing your comfort, safety, and satisfaction during this cosmetic procedure. We now offer the PRO-NOX system to ensure your comfort.
With the PRO-NOX Nitrous Oxide Delivery System, you can control anxiety or pain during any medical procedure. Much like what you might receive from your dentist for pain, this vapor blend allows you, the patient, to choose the strength of the nitrous oxide and oxygen flow.
Minimize Your Scar
A facial scar can be the source of great anxiety and can cause you to miss out on a lot in life. With facial scar revision surgery, your appearance and self-esteem will both be boosted. To find out which technique is right for you, you can join one of our skilled plastic surgeons for a thorough consultation. Contact our office today.