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Scar Management

Scar Management

Scar Management

It’s possible to minimize a scar or make it less conspicuous whether it’s due to trauma, injury, or medical procedure. With scar management, surgeons can improve the appearance of a scar or minimize its size by using advanced aesthetic and reconstructive techniques. They can help revise your scar or remove it whether they are keloids, contractures, hypertrophic scars, stretch marks or discolorations.

The surgery involves removal of the excess scar tissue, reconstruction of the soft tissues and then reduction of scarring. Surgical intervention can help reduce the size of your scar, reposition it to a less visible area or smooth the outline of the skin to correct dimpled or sunken scars.

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Who Should Consider Scar Management?

Scar revision surgery is for you, if you have visible scars that are caused by:

  • Injury
  • Surgery
  • Trauma
  • Medical procedure
A surgical approach for scar management is ideal when your scar is deep, involves many layers of the skin, and can’t be treated using non-surgical approaches. The surgery can help reduce scar tissues and realign it to make it look natural and blend with the outline of the body.

Choose The Right Doctor

A successful plastic surgery solely depends upon the right choice of the doctor. While choosing a doctor you must make sure that he or she fulfills the below parameters:

  • Board-Certification

  • Extensive Experience

  • Positive Reviews

  • Sharing Real Results

  • Understands your Case and Expectations

  • Good Aesthetic Eye

Your Journey with CosmeSurge

Consultation

During your consultation, you can share your concerns with the doctor and learn about the treatment options. The doctor will examine the scar and review your medical history to establish if a surgery is the right way to achieve your goals. In addition, the doctor will evaluate and analyze the size, shape and location of the scar and then discuss the treatment options.

While some types of scars such as keloids can be treated using alternative options, the surgery is often an ideal choice for facial scars, hypertrophic scars and contractures. You can expect a thorough explanation from the doctor regarding results and recovery with the treatment.

Surgery

A scar revision or removal surgery is performed under local anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia and it generally takes 1 to 2 hours depending on the shape, size and location of the scar. There are different techniques for scar revision surgery and the usage of it depends on your scar and expectation.

  • Skin Grafts and Skin Flaps: Skin grafting involves removing healthy tissue from one part of the body and attaching it over the damaged skin. Skin flaps are like skin grafts, but the section of skin used has its own blood supply.
  • Z-Plasty: This procedure is used to revise more serious scars. A surgeon cuts along either side of the scar and creates angled flaps that can reposition or change scar direction, interrupt scar tension and make the scar less visible.
  • Tissue Expansion: Tissue expansion helps the body grow additional skin to cover a scar. An inflatable balloon is placed under the skin near the scar site and gradually stretches the skin. The extra skin tissue is used for the procedure.

Post Surgery

Post-surgery, you may have some redness, swelling or pain for close to two weeks but all this will be part of the healing. While the complete healing may take up to one year, the new scar slowly fades and shrinks from the second weeks itself to visible results. You should also note that no scar can be removed completely, and the level of improvement relies on many factors including the quality of skin and the type of care for the wound after the surgery.

After Care

In order to have successful long-lasting results it is important to follow the below:

  • You should avoid exposing the scar to direct sunlight.
  • Avoid putting stress on your wound.
  • Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water to achieve a quicker rate of healing.
  • Avoid smoking at least two weeks before and after the surgery.
  • It is important to attend the follow-up appointments with your doctor to keep your track of your progress.
Make Appointment

CosmeSurge is one of the leading aesthetic brands and the largest cosmetology chain in the region. Our services are proven and exceptional as we have team of highly qualified doctors and specialists with years of experience. To book a consultation you can call us on 800 26763 (COSME) or share your details through the book appointment section and our team will reach out to you.

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