Scar Revision At The STAIANO Clinic
You may think that scar revision is bread and butter for a plastic surgeon, but it is important to be aware of what is possible when it comes to considering revision of your scar.
It is not possible to remove scars completely, but plastic surgeons are trained in techniques to alter and improve scars so that they can be hidden or blend in with their surroundings.
If you think that you might be a suitable candidate for scar revision, then watch this video where our director, JJ Staiano, talks about what can be achieved with plastic surgery to help improve and reduce scarring.
What Scars Are Suitable For Scar Revision?
Not all scars are suitable for scar revision and you would be welcome to send us a photograph of your scar so that we can give you an assessment on whether we can help.
Scar revision is particularly suitable for scars that are stretched or indented or scars that are lying in an unfavourable orientation. This is usually scars that are caused by some sort of trauma or injury rather than scars that have been made following surgery.
If you have a surgical scar, then it could be raised and lumpy and this is known as a keloid or hypertrophic scar. Keloid scars are best managed by a qualified surgeon or dermatologist as they are difficult to treat and there is a risk of causing more keloid scarring if surgery is performed.
We have a wealth of options to treat problematic scars at The STAIANO Clinic ranging from non-surgical treatments such as silicone gel that can be applied to your scars to steroid injections that we can perform here at the clinic through to surgical revision to improve the look of your scar.
When plastic surgeons perform scar revision surgery, they are creating new scars and so the aim is to create a new scar that is better than the old scar. It is very much a bespoke service that we offer and we will assess your scar and take a full history so that we can offer you the best treatment for your scar and give you the best result possible.
When Is The Best Time To Undertake Scar Revision Surgery?
All scars take 6 to 12 months to mature and so you should not consider scar revision until your scar has fully matured and is going to be as soft and supple as it is going to get.
It may sound counter-intuitive to wait until your scar has fully settled before undergoing revision, but it it is important for it to have softened and settled fully before undergoing further surgery.
Want To Find Out More About Scar Revision?
Find out more about removing your scar on our scar removal page.
All of the surgeons at The Staiano Clinic are fully trained plastic surgeons and have extensive experience in managing scars and obtaining the best outcomes possible.
For more information, call us now on 0121-454 3680 to book a FREE consultation with a Consultant Plastic Surgeon or you can send us a photograph of your scar to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you with an idea of what can be achieved.