Scar Revision Through Plastic Surgery: An Excellent Solution
Scar Revision and Reduction Improves the Appearance of Scarred Dermal Tissues
Scar revision via cosmetic surgery, performed in order to correct the unsightly appearance of scars, is a practice which Janiga MDs excels at. We are able to soften, blend, and modify scars through surgical and laser procedures.
Scar tissue is formed after an injury to the skin. The wound’s size, depth and location will determine the type of scarring which occurs, along with age, genetics, and other skin characteristics like pigmentation or the amount of underlying fatty tissue.
Scar Revision Can be Performed on All Types of Scar Tissue
Scar Tissue has no uniform type. Scarring can come in the form of:
- Hypertropic – a raised, possibly painful scar arising from a wound and sometimes known to grow wider over time.
- Contractures – movement limiting scars which can form after major tissue loss like from a burn, or over joints like the knuckle or knee.
- Minor surface irregularities – subtle scars which don’t limit movement or cause pain, like acne scars or healed surgical incisions.
- Keloids – which can occur anyplace on the body but are most commonly found where there isn’t much underlying fatty tissue (like the neck, ears and chest). Keloids tend to be larger than hypertropic scars and can also be painful or itchy.
Scar Revision and Reduction Surgeries can be Performed Using a Number of Different Techniques, Depending on the Patient’s Individual Needs
Some scar revision cosmetic surgeries can be performed while you are awake, under local anesthesia. Others may be best performed under general anesthesia. You and Dr. Janiga can discuss which option is most appropriate for you.
The surgery itself can involve the removal of the existing scar tissue with the resulting surgical wound reclosed. Grafting skin from one area of the body to another, as might be necessary for larger areas of scarring or damage is also an option. Z-plasty, where small incisions are made on both sides of a contracture, is used to create V-shaped flaps that heal in a thinner, more flexible, less noticeable manner.
Facial Scar Revision Can Involve Delicate Procedures and requires a High Degree of Technical Skill
Many people are understandably concerned about the outcome of their Facial Scar Revision. The techniques and procedures used, and the exacting requirements involved, call upon a cosmetic surgeon’s highest art. The outcomes of his work must consistently meet his stringent standards and those of his patients.
Dr. Timothy Janiga has been referred to as a technically gifted surgeon by his colleagues. We would like to invite you to contact us right away, so we can arrange a complimentary consultation to meet with Dr. Janiga personally. You can look at Before & After pictures, and get all of your questions answered.