After an injury has healed, you may be left with scars at the injury site. Scars from injuries are unpredictable. They may be raised or sunken in, they may be different widths along the same scar, or they may be a different texture from the rest of your skin. Scar revision surgery is an operation to minimize the appearance of scarring, and in some cases, restore function.
Why Scar Revision Surgery?
All facial scars are different, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to scar revision. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your scar and discuss your treatment options based on the type of scar and the reasons for your surgery.
Here are the top 4 reasons to consider scar revision surgery:
- Texture or color differences. These types of scars rarely cause any problems with movement and aren’t painful. Depending on their location, they can be difficult to hide and cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance.
- Pain or other discomfort. Some scars can be painful or itchy, and they may pull on the surrounding skin, causing it to feel tight.
- Restricted movement. When scars form and pull the skin and tissues together, it can cause difficulty moving the affected area. This is common across moving joints but may also affect facial expressions. For example, you may have difficulty smiling or raising your eyebrows.
- Increased self-esteem. Regardless of the size or extent of your scar, when it is on your face, you may feel it is the first thing everyone sees.
Treating Both Cosmetic and Functional Scars in Georgia
At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LLC, we understand how scars can impact your life. This is why Dr. Benjamin C. Stong offers the same care and commitment to excellence for both cosmetic and functional reasons. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, he creates a revision plan unique to your needs. Offering a wide range of procedures, he can determine which options will give you the best outcomes for appearance and function. If you have scarring you would like to minimize, contact Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery today to discuss which treatment options are right for you.
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