What you need to know about scar revision surgery

Female shoulder and laser beam during scar removal treatmentWhen you have scar revision surgery, you are trusting your appearance and possibly your health to a skilled plastic surgeon. Dr. Homayoun Sasson is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the communities of Great Neck, NY for scar revision surgery. He has the experience and training necessary to give you the best possible outcome from your reconstructive plastic surgery procedure. Continue reading to learn more about this surgery, what it can be used for, and what you can expect from this procedure.

What is scar revision surgery?

The scar revision surgery is a reconstructive plastic surgery procedure that is used to improve the appearance of scars. The ultimate end-goal of the scar revision surgery is to make the scar less visible and/or to correct the deformities caused by the scar. This surgery can be performed on any part of the body where there is a scar. The scar may be from a previous surgical procedure or from trauma/injury, either new or old.

What are some common reasons for scar revision surgery?

There are many reasons why someone might choose scar revision surgery. Some common reasons include:

  • To make a scar less visible
  • To correct the deformities caused by a scar
  • To improve the function of a scarred area
  • To restore symmetry to an area that has been affected by a scar
  • To improve self-esteem

Why might I consider scar revision surgery?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your scar, or if the scar is causing functional problems or deformities, then you may want to consider scar revision surgery.

What should I expect from scar revision surgery?

The goal of scar revision surgery is to improve the appearance of the scar. However, it is important to keep in mind that there is no guarantee that the scar will be completely invisible after surgery. In most cases, however, the scar will be less visible than it was before. The exact results will depend on a number of factors including:

  • The size and location of the scar
  • The type of scarring (keloid vs. hypertrophic)
  • The age of the scar
  • The health of the surrounding tissue
  • The skill and experience of the surgeon

Most scar revision surgeries are performed as outpatient procedures, meaning you will be able to go home the same day. You may experience some swelling and bruising in the area that was surgery, but this should resolve within a few weeks. Depending on the type of scarring and the location of the scar, you may need to follow up with your surgeon for periodic treatments (such as laser treatments) to maintain the results of surgery.

If you are considering scar revision surgery, please contact Sasson Plastic Surgery today for a consultation with Dr. Homayoun Sasson.

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