When you have scar revision surgery, the purpose of the surgery is to make a scar less prominent. It is to take the area where the scar is located and make the skin more consistent with the tone, color and texture of the healthy skin that surrounds it.
Scars are a natural part of the healing process. When serious injuries, surgeries or illnesses happen, scars are an unavoidable byproduct. One of the interesting things about scars is that the way they develop is unpredictable. One individual may have a particular surgery or a particular injury and not be left with a serious scar. Others may have a similar procedure and be left with a very large and noticeable scar.
One of the terrible things about scars is that even if the wounded area heals completely, the scar can negatively affect your appearance. Scars come in many different shapes and forms. Some scars may be raised and other scars may be recessed. Some scars have a color that matches your healthy skin, while others look red or have colors that do not match with the rest of your skin.
Scar revision surgery is an excellent way to provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or to address a scar that did not heal well. That being said, it is important to note that scar revision is not always going to completely erase a scar. Good candidates for scar revision surgery are individuals who realize that while the procedure may drastically reduce the appearance of the scar, it is not realistic to expect the procedure to completely cause the scar to disappear. Scar revision is an individualized procedure. For this reason, you need to do it for yourself. If you undergo scar revision because of pressure from others or because of concern about what a particular person thinks about you, you may be disappointed with the results.
You may be a good candidate for scar revision surgery if you have a scar anywhere on your body that bothers you. To be a good candidate, you need to be physically healthy because the healthier you are, the easier it’s going to be for your body to react to and accept the treatment.
If you have a scar that you are unhappy with, talk to one of our physicians at Coastal Dermatology & Plastic Surgery about scar revision surgery. We have locations in Los Alamitos, Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Tustin and Mission Viejo. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!