About Scar Revision Treatment
Scars are a common skin blemish and may be located on any areas of the face and body. For some people, a scar is an unwanted reminder of an old wound or some other issue that created a disruption to the skin. While some scars aren't a concern, certain scars are unsightly and unappealing. They may be too wide or too big, dark, bumpy, recessed, or raised. Based on where the scar is placed and its state, scar revision surgery can be performed to improve how it looks. Atlanta, GA plastic surgeon Dr. Fara Movagharnia performs scar revision surgery at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery, which is an aesthetic procedure that aims to decrease the size and fix the appearance of the scar. If you think you could benefit from this procedure, please contact our office today for a consultation.
Anyone who has a scar that is unsightly or bothersome or creates embarrassment and insecurity may want to learn more about scar revision surgery. It's necessary for potential patients at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery who get scar revision surgery to recognize that although this treatment is designed to improve the physical appearance of the scar and decrease its size, it won't be able to make it disappear fully. The type of treatment chosen will be dependent on where the scar is and the type of scar, as well as the depth, size, and shape.
Types of Scars
There's different types of scars, and based on the type you have can determine the available techniques chosen to correct it. The most frequent scars Dr. Movagharnia sees are:
- Superficial Scars
The most subtle type of scars. Superficial scars don't cause any concerns besides a blemished appearance.
- Keloid Scars
Keloid scars are bigger in size and may be painful. The skin surrounding the scar is typically discolored and grows past the borders of the original wound.
- Hypertrophic Scars
A hypertrophic scar may also be big. They may be thicker and get larger in time, but hypertrophic scars don't usually grow past the original wound borders.
- Contracture Scars
A contracture scar is deemed more complicated as the scar develops across a larger section of skin. A burn is one example of a contracture scar. In many cases, the scar feels taut and also limits movement for some patients.
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Treatments for scar revision are often completed in the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Movagharnia may employ a local anesthesia or a type of sedation based one the circumstances of the treatment. For bumpy or thick scars, a shave excision may be used to even out and level the scar. Scars that are raised and larger can be decreased in size with an oval incision, which excises the scar and part of the skin and tissue surrounding the scar. The skin is then sutured with a thin, clean line. For scars that were created by improper wound healing, this may cause a significant improvement. Bigger scars or contracture scars will often need a tissue expansion or skin graft so that the remainder of the original scar can be excised, permitting enough healthy skin and tissue to be sutured together. In certain patients, it isn't the shape or size of the scar that is the issue but the texture or color. There are several advanced treatments with lasers that may reduce the visibility and color of a scar, eliminating surgery. Lastly, if you have a depressed scar or it looks pitted, Dr. Movagharnia can suggest a dermal filler treatment to produce a more even, natural complexion.
What to Expect
Following a scar revision surgery, incision care is an important part of the recovery process. Dr. Fara Movagharnia or a member of his staff can go over detailed instructions and tips to help you care for your new incision so the revised scar that develops is thinner, lighter, and smaller. Please remember, the scar will not be entirely eliminated; however, a well-performed scar revision procedure can lead to a softer, more natural complexion.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $900 - $5,500
- Recovery Time
- 1 - 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 - 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 7 Days, 3 Months, 6 Months
Improve Your Scar's Appearance
When you have an unwanted scar that troubles you, the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery has several treatments to make scars less visible. After examining the shape, size, type, and depth of your scar, a scar revision plan can be developed to help decrease its appearance. Using surgical or nonsurgical procedures, Dr. Fara Movagharnia will re-shape the scar and surrounding skin so your scar will look more natural and normal. Our office invites you to contact the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery in Atlanta, GA to schedule your scar consultation.