Scar Revision

Scar revision surgery is a cosmetic procedure that aims to minimize the appearance of scars resulting from injury, surgery, or other causes. It involves various techniques to improve the texture, color, and overall appearance of scars. The specific approach will depend on the type and location of the scar.

Benefits of Scar Revision Surgery:

  • Reduced visibility of the scar: Scar revision surgery aims to make scars less noticeable, improving their overall appearance.
  • Enhanced self-confidence: By improving the appearance of scars, this procedure can boost your self-esteem and confidence.
  • Improved functionality: In some cases, scar revision surgery can address functional limitations caused by scar tissue, such as restricted movement.

Procedure and Recovery:

Scar revision surgery can be performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on the extent and complexity of the procedure. Dr. Landis will use various techniques, such as excision, skin grafting, or tissue rearrangement, to revise the scar and improve its appearance. After the surgery, you may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Dr. Landis will provide specific post-operative instructions, including wound care, medication, and follow-up appointments. The scar will gradually improve over time, and the final results may take several months to a year to fully manifest. It is important to follow the surgeon’s instructions and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments. Dr. Landis recommends all patients follow a scar gel regimen after scar revision. This typically involves application of SkinCeuticals® Advanced Scar Control gel twice per day for two months. Microneedling is also offered at six weeks after surgery to improve the scar appearance and promote healing. Sun avoidance and sunscreen is crucial to improve the healing of scars as well.

Possible Risks and Complications:

As with any surgical procedure, scar revision surgery carries some risks and potential complications, including:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Poor wound healing
  • Changes in sensation
  • Unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome

Dr. Landis will discuss these risks with you during the consultation and will take all necessary precautions to minimize the likelihood of complications.

Cost:

Scar revision cost includes the surgeon fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee, and any labs or imaging that may be required before or after surgery. The total cost for a scar revision ranges from $1,000- $5,000 and varies if any additional surgery is required. Dr. Landis will formulate a plan specific for each patient and a detailed estimate will be provided. CareCredit is available to our patients, and we’d be happy to discuss this option with you!

Conclusion:

Scar revision surgery is a valuable option for improving the appearance of scars and enhancing self-confidence. Dr. Landis is dedicated to providing you with personalized care and achieving the best possible outcomes. If you have any further questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our clinic.