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Get Rid of that Unsightly Scar with Scar Revision

Everyone at some point in their life has received a scar. They are an unavoidable part of life that are the result of either an injury, surgery or body modification. Deep, dark scars are the result of poor healing and can be very unsightly and affect your appearance. They can come in different colors, shapes and texture and depending on their location can be very obvious or barely visible.

What is Scar Revision?

Treatment options for dealing with scars will vary depending upon the severity of your scar. Some non-surgical options are applying topical treatments and the use of lasers although they cannot completely erase the scar they can simply improve the appearance of the scar. For the best results when trying to minimize a scar’s appearance you should have a scar revision. Scar revision is a surgery that can be performed anywhere. It is used to treat things like discoloration, hypertrophic scars, keloids and contractures, which are scars that restrict movement when tissues that were damaged pull together during the healing process.

Who is a Good Candidate for Scar Revision?

Scar revision is a good choice for you if you have a scar on your body that is bothering you, you are physically fit and don’t smoke, and you don’t have any skin diseases or disorders like acne that need to be treated.

Keep in mind that medicine is not an exact science yet and even though positive results are always hoped for there is no guarantee that every procedure will be 100% perfect. There are some scenarios where it is not possible to get the best results with one surgery so another one may become necessary to get the results you desire.

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What is the Procedure Like?

Before the procedure begins you will be put under anesthesia and then your surgeon will begin the revision. The scar revision method that your surgeon performs will be discussed at your initial consultation and will depend on the severity of your scar. Once the surgery is done bandages will be applied to protect your skin while it heals. Your doctor will give you more instructions on any medications that you should be taking that help with the healing process and prevent any infections from developing.

The healing phase of your procedure will include some bruising and swelling that can take 1 to 2 weeks to go away. The final results of your scar revision surgery will be visible within a few weeks following your surgery and can take up to several months to see the full effects of the surgery. In some extreme cases it can take up to a year to see final results and for your scar to fully fade.

What are the Risks or Potential Complications?

Like all surgeries there are some potential risks and complications associated with scar revision surgery. A few of the risks possible are:

  • Infection
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Skin Discoloration
  • And more.

If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing that scar you’d rather not see staring back at you then scar revision surgery could be a great solution for you.

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