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Surgical Scar Revision

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Everyone wishes to have a flawless body but you may have a scar that bothers you. It could be a scar you acquired from an accident or from a wound. Sometimes a scar can be formed after surgery due to poor healing. Scars vary in their shape and size, some are obvious and disfigured while others are raised or recesses differing in color and texture.

Your scar may be positioned conspicuously or inconspicuously. A conspicuous scar can be more uncomfortable but even an inconspicuous scar can cause discomfort in certain situations. Luckily, there are many ways to get rid of scars surgical scar revision being one of them. Surgical scar revision in Dubai is not available at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery that offers to completely vanish scars surgically.

After getting your scar revised you will feel much more comfortable and confident in your skin, you will have no problems carrying a certain type of attire, you will not feel withdrawn in intimate situations and you will generally feel positive and light. People have many questions regarding this surgery. Some wonder whether they are the right candidate for this surgery, how the surgery is performed, how long is the recovery period and whether the surgery itself would cause any scarring?

Some of the most frequently asked questions about surgical scar revision are the following:

Am I the right candidate for surgical scar revision?

You should opt for this procedure to meet a personal requirement and not for anyone else. Neither should you do it to meet some kind of idealized image. The good news is that this surgery can be performed on a person of any age. Surgical scar revision is a good option for you if:

  • You have a scar on your body that bothers you
  • You do not smoke or take drugs
  • You are physically healthy
  • Have realistic goals and expectations with the surgery
  • You don’t have acne or other skin diseases

How does surgical scar revision work?

Your cosmetic surgeon will first administer anesthesia, it could be local or general depending upon the extent of the surgery. The improvement achieved will also depend upon the severity of the scarring. Your doctor can either use a single technique or a combination of techniques. Post-surgery your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe you topical treatments to heal the wound in closure such as gels, tapes or external compression. These products are used to treat existing scars and discoloration or to heal scar revision. Sometimes your doctor’s will make do with injectable treatments to fill depressed or concave scars whose results are temporary. However, with surgical scar revision the results are permanent.

What is the recovery period like for surgical scar revision?

Initially in the healing stage you may experience swelling, discoloration or discomfort which lasts between 10 to 14 days. The healing period will continue for weeks gradually fading and refining the scar. It will take several months for the results to be obvious and in some cases it may even take up to a year in the case of a very large scar to fully heal and disappear.

A consultation session with the qualified and experienced doctors at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery will assure you whether this procedure is most appropriate for your type of scarring. Sometimes a scar can be removed from other less invasive procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser or a chemical peel.