The Truth About Scar Revision - Weinstein Plastic Surgery Center

The Truth About Scar Revision

Scars are naturally formed by the body as its response to damaged tissue. Although the wounds have already healed, people seem more concerned about the scars they have left behind. At last, patients with significant scars in their bodies already have a way on how to get rid of them. Scar revision is a cosmetic procedure that helps improve the appearance of your scar.

Although many patients have gotten significant results from a scar revision treatment, some of them still have different misconceptions regarding the procedure. Knowing what seems to be just myths can lead a person to either expect much or less from the treatment, which is why it is better to get the facts straight.

Myth: Scar revision is a quick surgery. 

Depending on the condition and situation of the individual, a scar revision usually takes about one to five hours of treatment. During the procedure, the patient can either be under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. It is best to discuss your preference with your surgeon beforehand.

Myth: Scar revision can get rid of the scar completely. 

A scar revision is called a “revision” for a reason. This is because there is actually no guarantee that your scar can be completely removed. Usually, the treatment can make your scars less raised and give you a more even skin tone especially in the surrounding skin of the scar. The success of the procedure will also greatly depend on scar size, skin type or color, location of the scar, age of the patient, and the body’s ability to heal.

Myth: Scar revision comes with very minimal risks. 

Like any other surgery, scar revision can pose possible risks, especially when the procedure is done by a doctor who is not qualified or lacks experience. Such risks include infection, bleeding, anesthesia reactions, skin discoloration, bruising, swelling, and numbness around the treated area.

Make sure that you get treated by reliable surgeons only. For more information on scar revision, call us today at 908-879-2222 to request an appointment with Dr. Weinstein. You can also fill out this online contact form to schedule your initial evaluation with Dr. Weinstein.

 

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