Scar Revision

Scar Revision Overview

Scarring is the often unpredictable outcome of an accident or surgery. There are many variables, which often times are out your control, that affect scarring.

Such variables include, but are not limited to:

  • Size and depth of the wound
  • The blood supply to the area
  • The thickness and color of your skin
  • The direction of the scar

There are many different types of scars, most commonly hypertrophic or keloid scarring. The main problem with scarring in general is that it has a high probability of reoccurring.

No scar can be removed completely, however, the appearance can be improved through surgical techniques. Although initially the scar may appear raised or reddened, with time this generally subsides. It is recommended that you wait at least one year after the injury was initially sustained, before you seek scar revision surgery. Dr. Chahin will discuss with you these procedures, and what is mutually felt to be the best method of treatment to aid in achieving optimal results for you.

Why Choose Dr. Chahin?

Dr. Chahin prides himself in providing his patients with an environment of safety, comfort and care along with a high level of skill and expertise in the field of plastic surgery. Over 20 years of surgical experience has allowed him to build his practice in such a way that you will feel at ease and confident throughout your entire journey. Dr. Chahin strives to achieve natural looking, attractive results with a minimal recovery time and high patient satisfaction. With utilizing the most advanced, safest and least invasive techniques available in today’s sophisticated world of plastic surgery, he is specialized in providing the ultimate refinement of his skills in body contouring, facial aesthetics and breast sculpturing surgical techniques. Dr. Chahin provides his patients with an individualized plan, highlighting his exquisite attention to detail and personal touch. Through kindness, sophistication and exceptional quality of work, Dr. Chahin and his experienced team of staff members will go above and beyond to ensure their patients’ profound confidence and satisfaction.

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– Thank You, Ann

FAQ – Scar Revision

Scar revision surgery can be done either under local anesthesia or monitored anesthesia (IV sedation). There are a few things to factor in when deciding on the type of anesthesia that will be used

  1. The area of the scar that is being revised
  2. The length of time anticipated to complete the surgery
  3. Patient’s comfort level with remaining awake during the procedure

This depends on the reason for the scarring. Sometimes your health insurance carrier will cover this procedure (either partially or completely). This is something that can be discussed with the patient during the consultation

All sutures used during this procedure are typically dissolvable. You will have a skin colored piece of tape/ suture strip covering the top of the incision immediately after the procedure. Typically this will fall off within the first week and the sutures will continue to breakdown for the first few weeks.

Generally patients will require minimal oral pain medication, if any, following this procedure. Resuming normal activity is generally tolerated within the first week, however, this greatly depends on the extent of the procedure as well.