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Scar Revision

Overview
The Procedure
Dr. Caridi's Take
  • Overview

    Scars are an inevitable result from surgery. Scars are permanent in nature. Some scars are better than others. Some people tend to make better scars than others genetically. Some surgeons make better scars than others. Scars put in places on the body that follow natural lines and creases are better concealed than those out in the open.

         

    It’s important for patients to understand that your surgeon cannot make a permanent scar “go way”. It may be possible to improve a scar so it is less noticeable and more easily concealed. It’s also possible to make a scar worse after an attempt at a scar revision.

    Great judgment and experience are needed to determine whether a scar can be improved or not. Some scars, because of their general characteristics or the location on the body or face, are better candidates for revision than others. The best way to determine if your scar can be improved is to visit with an experienced plastic surgeon.

  • The Procedure

    Anesthesia Options:
    Most ear procedures are performed under local anesthesia with some oral sedation or IV sedation if personally requested.

    Duration of results:
    Generally considered permanent.

    Side effects/risks:
    The big issue with scar revisions procedures is that it could make the situation WORSE than what you started with. Hopefully, this would be very uncommon in the best of hands.

  • Dr. Caridi's Take

    Scars are an inevitable result from surgery. Scars are permanent in nature. Some scars are better than others. Some people tend to make better scars than others genetically. Some surgeons make better scars than others. Scars put in places on the body that follow natural lines and creases are better concealed than those out in the open.

    It’s important for patients to understand that your surgeon cannot make a permanent scar “go way”. It may be possible to improve a scar so it is less noticeable and more easily concealed. It’s also possible to make a scar worse after an attempt at a scar revision.

    Great judgment and experience are needed to determine whether a scar can be improved or not. Some scars, because of their general characteristics or the location on the body or face, are better candidates for revision than others. The best way to determine if your scar can be improved is to visit with an experienced plastic surgeon.