Do you have unsightly marks or scars from previous surgeries or injuries? Obvious scars are not something you should have to live with forever. When dealing with scars, there are several things to take into consideration: the nature of the injury, genetic predisposition, location, and recurrence. Scars may keloid or become hypertrophic, contract causing limited range of motion, or maybe surgical scars that healed poorly. No matter the type, Dr. Washington utilizes special techniques to revise and minimize scars.
During a consultation to discuss what you envision for your results, Dr. Washington will assess the location and extent of your scarring to create a plan for its removal. A major risk of this surgery is recurrence of the scar, but Dr. Washington uses special closure techniques and sometimes inject medication into the scar to improve scar healing potential.
What is scar revision surgery?
Scar revision procedures differ, much like no two scars are the same. The recommended procedure will depend on the scar. Skin grafting uses skin from another area to cover the area of a scar after it is removed. Scar excision removes the scar and the adjacent skin is pulled in to cover the site of removal. There are more complex techniques that can be used for contracted scars that limit range of motion. When possible, Dr. Washington uses the natural lines of your skin to reposition the scar to lessen or remove its appearance. Whichever procedure is right for you, scar revision surgery can make you feel better about your appearance.
Recovery time depends upon the scarred area. Areas of the face usually heal quicker when compared to other areas of the body. After surgery, you should expect your scar to go through phases of healing. The longest phase of healing is scar remodeling, which can take up to 1-2 years to finalize.
Why choose scar revision surgery with Dr. Washington?
Scar revision surgery performed by Dr. Washington is unique to each patient and depends on a variety of factors. Dr. Washington will discuss with you a plan that would give the best result. Dr. Washington uses the most up to date, state of the art technology and techniques to ensure the best results for his patients. Call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Washington for a personalized evaluation and discussion of what option is right for you!
“The most important and fulfilling aspect to me, is seeing the joy in my patients eyes after surgery; the spark in them signifying the moment when they realize their refined beauty reflects their spirit and inner beauty.”