What is a Scar Revision Surgery?
Scars are a very common skin flaw that can be located anywhere on the face and body. For some people, a scar is an unwanted reminder of an old wound or another condition that caused a disruption to the skin’s surface. While some scars aren't a problem, some can be unsightly and unappealing. They may be big, bumpy, dark, raised, or recessed and not easily camouflaged into the surrounding skin. Depending on where the scar is located and its condition, scar revision surgery may be needed to improve how it looks. Similarly, mole or lesion removal may also be performed with particular care to decrease the likelihood of scarring. Winchester, VA double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen offers scar revision and mole removal surgery at Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa to decrease the size of and fix your scar's appearance.
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"My surgery went well and my recovery time was faster than expected - I had a great experience. Dr Karen and his staff are very professional and kind. My surgery went well and my recovery time was faster than expected. I am always impressed by the staff and their vibrant personalities."- F. / RealSelf / Apr 09, 2021
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What Can I Expect from My Scar Revision?
To start your scar revision, we will employ a local anesthetic or sedation based on the extent of the case. For bumpy or thick scars, a shave excision can be performed to level and even out the scar. Raised and/or larger scars can be decreased by using an elliptical incision, which removes the scar and part of the tissue and skin around it, then stitching the skin closed. Bigger scars sometimes will need a skin graft or tissue expansion so that the old scar can be excised, permitting healthy skin to be reconnected. If the texture or color of the scar is of main concern, Dr. Karen may suggest laser treatment to lessen the color and visibility of a scar. If you have a recessed scar or one that appears "pitted," Dr. Karen may offer an injectable dermal filler product to produce a more even, natural complexion. Similar to scar revision, mole removal can be performed in a few different ways, depending on the type of mole. Moles that are only skin deep or flush with the skin’s surface may be eligible for laser removal or a simple skin shaving technique. Moles and lesions that are deep-seated may require excision, similar to that of a scar. Following your treatment, incision care is an important component of the recovery process. Dr. Karen or a member of his staff can give detailed instructions on how to care for your wound so that the revised scar is smaller, lighter, and thinner. Keep in mind that the scar will not be fully removed; however, most well-performed scar revision surgeries can create a natural, softer appearance.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $1,100
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 minutes
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Improve Your Scar's Appearance
If you have an unsightly scar or mole that bothers you, Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa has numerous options to make it less visible. After assessing the size, shape, type, and depth of your scar or mole, a revision treatment plan will be created to help improve its appearance. Using surgical and nonsurgical treatments, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Karen will transform the scar and surrounding skin for a more natural and normal appearance. We invite you to call Exclusively Faces Cosmetic Surgery and Medispa in Winchester, VA to schedule your scar consultation.