Scare revision offers a way to reduce the appearance of large or highly visible scars that may draw too much-unwanted attention. While scarring is a normal result of injuries to the skin or surgery that requires the use of incisions, scars do not have to be obvious. At Volpe Plastic Surgery we are here to provide our patients with amazing results from their scar revision in Boston.
What is scar revision?
It is normal to form a scar following a surgical incision or a traumatic injury to the skin. Indeed this is the way we heal. A good scar is a scar that is a fine line, hidden in a normal skin fold or less visible area. Unfortunately, not all scars heal favorably and may be more visible than we wish. Although scars are permanent, plastic surgeons can sometimes make scars less visible, hide them, or change the nature of the scars. We call this scar revision or scar treatments.
Written onJanuary 29, 2019
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How do I know if scar revision is right for me?
There are many factors that may make a scar less than favorable. This can include the location of the scar, the genetics of the individual, the technique of the original repair or in cases of accidents, the nature of the injury to the skin among others. Scars may be widened, pigmented, mildly raised (this may be called hypertrophic scar), or depressed into the skin. The worst type of scarring is called keloid scarring. A keloid is a scar that grows well beyond the border of the original incision or injury.
Fortunately, there are often many tricks up the plastic surgeon’s sleeve for dealing with problems scars. A scar can sometimes be removed and the repair redone utilizing precise plastic surgical technique to yield a thinner harder to detect scar. The direction of a scar may be changed to allow a scar to fall in a skin fold and in some instances the location of the scar can be changed by moving the skin. Surgical revision is just one treatment. Other possible treatments may include scar massage, injections with a steroid, or laser treatment.
Your scar revision consultation
If you have a problem scar, a good consultation is mandatory. I will review with you various aspects of your scar, your genetics, and all the possible treatments that will improve it. Usually, most treatments are office-based including scar revision which can often be performed under local anesthesia. I would review with you the expected outcomes to make your scar-related management a success.
The cost of scar revision
There are a variety of options for scar revision. Each scar revision is personalized based on the needs of each individual patient. The cost of your scar revision in Boston will be based on the type of procedure performed, the extent of the work required. and other factors.
Schedule your consultation
Contact Volpe Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your scar revision in Boston. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Volpe and our team are here to provide you with the attentive care you need throughout the entire process. We are dedicated to providing you with the results you want.