A versatile surgical procedure to revise and reduce the visibility of unsightly or serious scars.
RAISED SCAR REVISION
Sometimes when a wound heals it will leave a raised scar due to additional growing connective tissue within the wound area. These raised scars are known as hypertrophic scars, keloids or raised scars and through a small surgical procedure, a specialist Plastic Surgeon might be able to reduce and revise their visibility.
Keloids can be tricky to treat and sometimes if underlying issues remain untreated they can return more aggressively. A careful assessment by your Dermatologist will determine the most ideal treatment for your condition from an extensive list of options like:
- Surgical or laser excision
- Steroid or chemotherapy injections
- Topical medications (steroids, retinoids, anti-inflammatory agents, imiquimod)
- Medicated tape, silicone gel sheeting or compression
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Local anaesthesia can be administered to numb the area where the surgeon will be performing the procedure. Though you may still feel pressure and perhaps even some mild, dull pain, no sharp pain will be experienced during surgery.
There are some general considerations and practices that should be considered before surgical procedures like these:
- Do not omit health details during your consultation.
- Avoid blood-thinning agents and medications like aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements including Ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort and garlic supplements.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory drugs, vitamin E, fish oil or any medication containing these products for 14 days before and 48 hours after surgery.
- Avoid smoking before surgery.
After your procedure, it is common and completely normal to experience varying degrees of pain. The initial healing phase of a surgical scar revision may include localized swelling, discolouration or discomfort and may take 1 to 2 weeks while bruising may persist for up to three weeks. Healing will continue for several weeks and as the new scar heals it will slowly refine and fade.
The following precautions will ensure optimal and swift recovery:
- Keep incisions dry when bathing/showering and avoid warm and length baths. Incisions can take up to 4 weeks to heal.
- Medications, like antibiotics or arnica tablets, might be prescribed by your surgeon to prevent infection and reduce swelling or bruising.
- Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated.
- Avoid vigorous exercise and activities that will put pressure on the treated areas, but try not to be stationary.
- Do not take any blood-thinning medications.
- Avoid vigorous exercise.
- Book a pre-and post-operation consultation.