They could have resulted from an accident, injury, illness, previous surgery, or childbirth. If you are bothered by a scar for aesthetic or functional reasons, you can consider a scar revision procedure. At Artisan Plastic, we have both surgical and non-surgical options available for scar revision.
The appearance and formation of these scars can cause both aesthetic and functional issues. An unsightly scar can affect one’s self-esteem or be a source of social embarrassment. For others, scars can be painful, itchy, and even limit the range of motion of the affected limb.
There are different types of scars such as:
The type of scar that forms depend on a variety of factors, these are:
Scar revision is a procedure performed on scars to change or improve its appearance. This procedure can also improve the function of limbs affected by the scar or reduce the itchiness of the scar. Scar revision can be done in several ways depending on the type of scar and the problems they cause. The types of scar revision are:
Scar revision works by minimising the appearance of a scar, improving the functionality of the limb associated with the scar, or reducing itchiness of the scar.
Scar revision for keloids or hypertrophic scars:
Scar revision for contractures:
During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your problem areas and desired results. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:
It is important to give honest answers with regards to your medical history. This allows your surgeon to make accurate and safe decisions with regards to the procedure. Inform your surgeon about any medications, surgeries, or allergies you have/had. You must also inform your surgeon if you have diabetes, circulatory problems, thyroid problems, and other health issues if any.
Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination and help to identify any problem areas that can be treated with scar revision.
After this, you and your surgeon will discuss the options available and the possible results with each option. Once the treatment plan has been decided for you, your procedure will be booked. Before the procedure, you must:
Depending on the scar, it can involve a non-surgical or surgical treatment, or in some cases both are required. During your personalised consultation, Dr Vincent Tay, a board-certified Plastic Surgeon, will be happy to discuss with you on the most suitable procedure to achieve your desired results.
This depends on the type of procedure suitable for your scar. In general, the steps are as follows:
During your personalised consultation, Dr. Vincent Tay, a board-certified plastic surgeon will be happy to discuss with you the most suitable procedure to achieve your unique expectations and goals.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
for Scar Revision
Individuals with the following issues are suitable for scar revision:
What to expect?
for Scar Revision