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Smooth Out Scars to Start Fresh

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.

Who are Candidates for Scar Revision Surgery?

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 Does Scar Revision Work?

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, skincare 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) 558-2133. We are ready to help you realize your aesthetic goals!

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

We understand it is lonely having to be away from your friends and precious loved ones out of precaution for their health. You are dealing with the disappointment of important celebrations, vacations, social gatherings, sporting events and possibly even summer plans at this time being affected...

All of us here at Wirth Plastic Surgery acknowledge how tough it is to navigate this uncharted territory, as we are trying to figure it out ourselves too. But we can stay strong by working together to stay healthy; by washing our hands frequently, cleaning surfaces as often as possible, and following the stay at home order.

In times of uncertainty, know that we always have your back! The safety of our patients and team members is our #1 priority, and every action we take will be with this considering in mind.

To quote the honorable Marie Currie, "Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less." Stay informed.

We will overcome this...If you have any questions or urgent matters, please give our office a call at 949-706-9988. Our staff are available to help in every way possible during this time with the shelter regulations in place. We are also offering Virtual Consultations with Dr. Wirth to help with follow-ups and future appointments or procedures.

We look forward to seeing you back in the office again soon!

Wishing you, your families and loved ones health and strength,
- Dr. Wirth, Melisa, Sheryl, Annie, Krista & Lauren

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