SCAR REVISION
Procedure

Not all scars heal ideally. Some people who have surgery find that their scars are thick or have keloids, or are darker than the rest of their skin. Sometimes, this causes people to feel less confident in their bodies and drives them to seek out scar revision.

WHAT IS SCAR REVISION SURGERY?

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A scar revision is a plastic surgery procedure that has the goal of making an existing scar better blend in with its surrounding skin texture and tone. Individuals seek out scar revisions on a variety of scars, including:

  • APPENDECTOMY SCARS
  • EMERGENCY C-SECTION SCARS
  • HYSTERECTOMY SCARS
  • FACIAL SCARS
  • SCARS FROM ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERIES

The process involves:

  • Making a new incision to excise out the old scar
  • Suturing up the new incision with a layered approach so that the resulting scar is as inconspicuous as possible.
  • Following a strict after-care regime for optimal results.
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SCAR REVISION SURGERY RECOVERY

Depending on the location of your original scar, you will need to take a few days to a few weeks off work or school for recovery. During your initial recovery, it’s important that you avoid showering until you’re told it’s okay to do so, use vitamin E lotion on your scar once you’re cleared to start applying it and get plenty of rest. You should also always wear sunscreen on your new scar, at the very least for the first year after your revision.

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SCAR REVISION
RESULTS

When you follow your post-op instructions, you can expect to achieve great, long-lasting results from your procedure. Keep in mind, though, that scars are pinkish-red initially, and they gradually fade over time. It can take several months and sometimes even up to a year to see your final surgical results. Would you like to revise your scar to a more aesthetically pleasing appearance? Then contact Gentera Center of Plastic Surgery and let us help you say goodbye to the scar.