Scar revision is a surgical procedure in which a plastic surgeon tries to make the scar less obevious and imporves its appearance. Scar revision may also be performed to improve function of that part of the body.
Different types of scars.
Prominent scars – Scars can look prominent if they are not placed along skin cease / fold line, broad or stretched out or if they are elevated or depressed when compared to surrounding skin.
Keloid scars – Keloids are thick, itchy, unsightly clusters of scar tissue that grow beyond the borders of actual wound. Keloids are formed due to excessive production of collagen by the body after the scar has healed. These scars sometimes appear red compared to the surrounding skin. Keloids are more common in dark skinned people and are more likely to develop in the earlobe, along the border of the jaw, the shoulder and the skin over the breast bone.
Hypertrophic scars– Hypertrophic scars look like keloid scars expect the fact they ten to remain within the boundaries of the wound ore incision.
Contractures – Contractures occur when a scar pulls on the edges of the skin making a thigh area. These contractures can produce functional limitation and can affect the muscles, joints and tendons, Contractures are usually common after burns and are also referred to as burn deformity. When a large area of skin is lose due to burn, the surrounding intact skin pulls together to make up for the lost area of skin, thus forming a deformity that can limit your movement or function of that part of the body.
If you have any type of scar (as described above) or any part of the body that bothers you or impairs function or limits movement of any of your joints , then you are an ideal candidate for scar revision.
Befits of scar revision
Scar revision is performed not only for estheric reason. It is also performed for reconstructive and functional reasons. Keloid and contractures are not just unattractive and ugly to look at, they can be extremely limiting if they are in your hand, around your mouth or on a joint surface. Scar revision does not just make them less obvious, it can also improve the function of the affected part.
Risks of scar revision
- Allergic reaction to anesthesia
- Recurrence of scar
MOLE, CYST, WART, AND SKIN TAG REMOVAL
If you have a skin lesion such as a mole, cyst, wart or skin tag and would like it removed, it is usually a very simple procedure. You may want to take this step now because you have noticed changes in shape or colour, or it may be unsightly, painful or restricting your movement. You might have just become fed up with it, and decided it’s time to deal with it.
About mole, cyst, wart, and skin tag removal
Most lesions are removed using a scalpel under local anaesthetic, which means you will be awake, but the area will be completely numb. Other techniques include applying chemical treatments or freezing the skin. Sometimes a laser is used to destroy the lesion while skin tags may be simply snipped off with surgical scissors.
Removing a skin lesion is usually a quick and straightforward procedure and is most often performed as an out-patient or day-case procedure. There is normally no need to stay in hospital overnight.
Mole, cyst, wart, and skin tag removal from Spire Cosmetic Surgery
When you have a mole, cyst, wart or skin tag removed at Spire you will have the procedure performed by an experienced specialist in the safe and comfortable surroundings of a private hospital.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed.