Scar Revision Surgery in Miami, South Miami & Coral Gables, FL
Patients often present at Miami Plastic Surgery with a desperate cry for help because of unsightly and often disfiguring scars. By this time, they are despondent having exhausted other means of disguising their troublesome scars.
While various treatments exist, none is perfect. The cornerstone of any successful scar revision is a thorough understanding of the patient’s:
- Functional limitations as a result of the scar, and
- Their expectations following treatment.
Scar Revision Surgeons
Whether it is to remove a scar as a result of a surgery procedure or because of trauma or an accident, the surgeon you choose to correct the deformity, plays a major role in the successful result of your revision surgery. You must find a surgeon who is exceptionally talented, and who can successfully navigate through a previous surgeon’s work and get it corrected. The surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery not only understand the nuances of scar revision surgery, they also have the surgical capability to help patients get the results they deserved the first time around. They have a caring, competent approach, dedicated to provide high-quality scar revision treatment in Miami, with beautiful results.
What Is Scar Revision Surgery?
Scar revision surgery attempts to minimize or remove a scar so that it is less conspicuous and blends in with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Sometimes, a surgeon can hide a scar by redirecting it into a wrinkle or a hairline.
Different Types of Scar Revision Surgery
Abdominal Scar Revision: Tummy Tuck Scar Revision
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, eliminates excess fat in the abdominal region while tightening your stomach muscles in the process. Although plastic and cosmetic surgeons attempt to minimize scarring, unfortunately, many patients are stuck with an unsightly resultant scar after the incision has healed. A tummy tuck scar revision and belly button scar revision may be needed to improve the scar.
Abdominal Scar Revision: C-Section Scar Revision
One of the most common surgeries undergone by women is childbirth by caesarean section. C-section surgeries should result in barely noticeable, horizontal scars below the underwear line. However, there are times when large, raised, discolored, painful or even vertical scarring happens. The C-section scar revision procedure is used to reduce the scar that remains and creates a more subtle appearance.
Laser Scar Revision
Lasers are high-energy light that are used to treat damaged skin. They are ideally suited for effective scar revision treatment. Their minimally invasive nature means that they are well tolerated by patients. The faster recovery times allow the psychological impact of scar revision treatments to be realized much sooner by patients.
Facial Scar Revision
The source of facial scars can range from a traumatic injury, a burn, infection or surgery. Some facial scars are unattractive simply due to their location (such as lip scars and forehead scars). They may even affect facial expressions. Once a scar has formed, it is permanent, but surgically it is possible to alter scar lines and adjust the surrounding tissues to make the scar less visible with facial scar revision procedures.
Scar Revision Techniques and Procedure
There are both surgical and non-surgical techniques for scar management.
Non–surgical techniques for scar revision may include the following:
- Camouflage: Make-up, hair, accessories like scarves and tattooing can help to camouflage the scar.
- Topical therapy: Hyper pigmented scars can be lightened by using products such as alpha hydroxyl acid, hydrocortisone, and retinoic acid.
- Soft tissue fillers: These can be used for elevating depressed and pitted scars in acne scar revision.
Techniques for surgical scar revision procedures may include the following:
- Breast scar revision
- Breast reduction scar revision
- Breast lift scar revision
- Tummy tuck scar revision
- Belly button scar revision
- C-section scar revision
Why Choose Miami Plastic Surgery?
Whether scars are caused by surgery or traumatic injury, or uneven skin texture caused by aging hormones, sun damage and acne, they can cause a great deal of embarrassment. No wonder then that some people go to great lengths to cover them up. Miami Plastic Surgery offers a number of treatments which will dramatically improve the appearance of scars and uneven skin texture.
If you are considering scar revision surgery in Miami, FL with the board-certified plastic surgeons at Miami Plastic Surgery®, call 305.595.2969 or fill out the form on this page to book a consultation.