Scar revision is a surgical or non-surgical procedure to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. It also restores function & corrects skin changes – disfigurement – caused by injury, burns or previous surgery.
Scars form during the healing process – when the skin is trying to recover from an accident, burn, surgery or acne. Multiple layers of skin are usually affected. Once a scar forms it is permanent, usually disfiguring and can diminish function as with contracture scarring. Facial scarring of the eyes, mouth or nose, for example, hinders normal functioning as well as reduced self-confidence. All scars – no matter the location can and typically do affect people in one way or another. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell can perform Scar revision surgery to make it less visible and restore function and a more pleasing appearance.
Based upon the type of scarring – your surgeon may use one of the following for Scar revision:
“All cosmetic surgery should be functional – and all reconstructive surgery should be aesthetic – and look as natural as possible.” Dr. Davison
A good candidate for Scar Revision is anyone with raised or depressed scars, contour irregularities, poor lines of orientation and/or color mismatch and scars produced by blunt trauma. You should be in otherwise good health and have realistic expectations.
Your surgeon should invest the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face during your consultation. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell listen carefully to each patient – every time
Can A Scar Be Removed Completely?
NO. No matter what kind of revision is chosen – scars are permanent. They can be reduced and made to look better and function can be restored. Our surgeons have much experience in scar revision with wonderful, natural looking outcomes.
How Do I Know Which Procedure Is Best For My Scar Revision?
The purpose of your initial consultation is to determine what is best for you and to personalize your treatment. He will evaluate your condition, make recommendations and then help you choose the right option.
If I Require Surgical Scar Revision – What Downtime Is Involved?
Typically, patients are up and about in 1-2 days – this, of course, depends upon the extent of your surgery.
Are Activities Restricted After Scar Revision Surgery?
YES. We will advise you on what to and what not to do based upon your condition and the type of treatment used for correction.
Will Insurance Cover Scar Revision?
Insurance may cover scar revision if it is medically necessary as with contracture scars. Ask your surgeon about this during your consultation – then check with your insurance company.
Is Financing Available For Scar Revision?
YES. Financing is available for cosmetic procedures today. Ask about it in our business office.
The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon, during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell believe this time spent with you is critical to both you and him/her. It is during the consultation that your surgeon comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly, and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan that is right for you. Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinell invest the time to sit down and talk to you face to face.