Scars are unavoidable signs of injury that linger after a wound has healed. Many individuals feel self-conscious about significant scars, which can alter both the appearance and texture of the skin.
Scar revision is a highly individualized plastic surgery procedure that can improve your appearance by significantly minimizing scar tissue. At our practice, Dr. Garrett A. Wirth routinely performs Newport Beach scar revision surgery for patients seeking aesthetic improvement.
Candidates for Scar Revision
Scar revision surgery is a suitable procedure for all ages and it may be a good option for you if:
- You are self-conscious about a scar anywhere on your body
- You are physically and mentally stable
- You possess realistic goals and expectations for your scar revision surgery
Dr. Wirth has a vast amount of experience with scar revision surgery. During your surgical consultation, he will work with you to design a removal plan best suited to your scar revision needs.
How Scar Revision Works
A combination of scar revision techniques may be required to revise, reduce or correct your scar. Dr. Wirth offers both surgical and non-surgical revision methods. The most appropriate scar revision procedure will depend on the size, type, and age of your scar. Some patients do not require surgery and will benefit significantly from skin resurfacing, skin care and/or injectable treatments.
If surgery is required, Dr. Wirth will likely use one of three techniques: fusiform excision surgery, partial or serial excision, or local flap surgery. Through these techniques, Dr. Wirth will either remove scar tissue utilizing a scalpel, in one or more surgeries, or he will use the skin surrounding the scar to conceal the scarred area. Each of these techniques will require either a local or general anesthesia, depending upon Dr. Wirth’s recommendation.
What Happens After Scar Revision?
Following scar revision surgery, it is common for patients to experience some swelling, tightness, and discomfort. Dr. Wirth may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any significant pain. Additionally, you will be required to wear and regularly change a dressing that will cover the treated area. Dr. Wirth will provide you with more specific and personalized postoperative instructions following your scar revision.
Localized swelling, tightness, and discomfort will subside within 1-2 weeks. The results of scar revision surgery will be permanent, however, it may take several months to a year before the final results of surgery are apparent as the new scar begins to heal and fade. Non-surgical scar revision techniques such as injectable fillers or dermabrasion, as examples, may require more than one treatment to maintain optimal results.
Learn More About Scar Revision in Orange County
Ready to learn more about scar revision in Newport Beach, California? Schedule your consultation by calling us at (949) 238-6713. We are ready to help you realize your aesthetic goals!