Surgical Scar Revision

Everyone wishes to have a flawless body but some of us may have a scar or two that bother us. It could be a scar acquired from an accident or from a wound. Sometimes a scar can also 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 recessed, differing in color and texture. Luckily, there are many ways to get rid of scars and surgical scar revision is one of them. Surgical scar revision in Dubai is an effective treatment to remove surgical scars completely.


*Facts You Must Know

Cost of Treatment

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Time

Time Required

Varies

Anesthesia

Anesthesia

General or Local Anesthesia

Recovery Time

Recovery Time

3-4 Weeks

Success Rate

Success Rate

Very high Success Rate


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comfortable and confident in your skin, you will have no problems carrying a certain type of attire, you will not feel withdrawn in intimate situations and you will generally feel positive and light. 

Cost of Surgical Scar Revision

The cost of surgical scar revision varies from person to person depending on few factors. However, on average, a small area costs approximately AED 2,000 and a large area costs AED 5,000. Visit the surgical scar revision cost page to know about the exact cost.

Are you a Candidate?

The good news is that surgical scar revision can be performed on a person of any age. It 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.
  • You have realistic goals and expectations with the surgery.
  • You don’t have acne or other skin diseases.

Preparations

Following are some of the common steps that everyone needs to follow before getting surgical scar revision in Dubai;

  • Avoid smoking for about 7 to 10 days before the procedure.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol a week or 10 days before the procedure.
  • Stop taking blood thinner medicines.
  • Let your doctor know if you are using certain medicines or having allergies.
  • Get all your prescribed lab tests done.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure.
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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. After the surgery your cosmetic surgeon will prescribe you topical treatments such as gels, tapes or external compression to heal the wound. These products are used to treat existing scars and for the discoloration of skin. Sometimes your doctors will make use of injectable treatments like dermal fillers to fill depressed or concave scars whose results are temporary. However, with latest surgical scar revision procedure, the results are permanent.

Follow-up

Discuss your follow-up plan with the doctor before and after the procedure. It is necessary to achieve optimal results. Follow-up sessions allow your doctor to know about your recovery phase and you can also discuss your concerns with him during such sessions.

Recovery

Initially, during 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 become obvious and in some cases where a large scare is to heal and disappear, it may even take up a year.

Complications

When a procedure has lots of benefits then some complications are acceptable. Following are some common temporary risks linked to the procedure;

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Delayed healing
  • Alteration in skin sensation
  • Irregularities in skin contour
  • Skin discoloration
  • Damage to lungs, muscles, blood vessels, or nerves
  • Prolonged pain
  • Complications related to cardiac and deep vein thrombosis
  • Sensitivity to skin
  • Requirement of another procedure to get desired results

Outcomes

Dramatic results are not promised when you get surgical scar revision. But, you will get intense improvement in the appearance of the affected area. Though, you have to wait for the healing to see accurate results, the results are permanent. Painkillers are prescribed to reduce the pain or any kind of discomfort during recovery process.

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A consultation session with the qualified and experienced plastic surgeons at Dubai Cosmetic Surgery Clinic will assure you whether this procedure is best suited for your type of scarring or not. It is because sometimes a scar can be removed with other less invasive procedures such as microdermabrasion, laser or a chemical peel. So, book an appointment now and get rid of stubborn surgical scars.

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