Scar Revision New Orleans
All of us are self-conscious about the appearance of scars, especially facial scars. Scars can also interfere with the function of the eyes, mouth, or nose. If you have wondered how scar revision might improve your appearance, your self-confidence, or your facial functions, scar revision may be helpful for you.
When the skin is injured, whether the result of an accident, surgery, a burn, or acne, scarring will occur. We can never make a scar disappear completely, but plastic surgical scar revision can often make it much better.
- What happens during a scar revision consultation?
- How is scar revision performed?
- What is scar revision recovery like?
- What scar revision results can I expect?
What happens during a scar revision consultation?
Dr. Moses will explain how scar revision works and what you can realistically expect. Dr. Moses will go over all your options, including non-surgical ones such as scar creams, injectable fillers, and dermabrasion. Dr. Moses sometimes recommends Biocorneum scar treatment cream. He will address your questions and provide you with all the information you will need. Together, the two of you will decide which procedures you want to achieve your desired results.
How is scar revision performed?
Most scar revisions are done as an outpatient, often with only local anesthesia. Some scars simply require Dr. Moses to excise them and re-close the wound with plastic surgical techniques. He will sometimes use local skin flaps, skin grafts, or tissue expanders to expand the area of normal skin prior to surgery.
What is scar revision recovery like?
After surgical scar revision, you may experience a little swelling, bruising, or discomfort from a few days to a week. Healing and improvement will continue for weeks. Though your scar revision results will be long-lasting, it may take several months or, in some cases a year, for the new scar to fully heal and fade.
What scar revision results can I expect?
Dr. Moses knows the importance of feeling comfortable with your own appearance. While scars cannot be completely removed, many people feel more confident after scar revision. While the accident or the surgery may have been unavoidable, at least you’ll know that you have done what you can to minimize its consequences.