An unsightly scar can be disfiguring.
West Coast Plastic Surgery strives to deliver the best scar revision Sarasota has to offer. For old scars that have healed poorly, plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Lambiris can masterfully revise the scar so it is much less noticeable and blends in with the surrounding skin.
A scar forms when the deepest layers of skin are damaged. The wound goes through a healing process, but occasionally the resulting scar does not look as attractive as it could.
A scar revision is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to minimize the appearance of old scars resulting from a past injury or surgery. Through this procedure, Dr. Lambris improves the look of hypertrophic scars, asymmetrical scars, recessed scars, c-section scars, scars from reconstructive surgery, and many other types of scarring. In most instances, he can move the scar to a less noticeable location, as well as smooth the texture and contour of the scar.
The ideal candidate is a nonsmoker who is in good physical health. As with all forms of cosmetic surgery, realistic expectations are a must before undergoing a scar revision.
While it is not possible to erase scars completely, they can be made to look significantly better through scar revision. The scar must be fully matured, a process that takes approximately one year after the initial injury, before Dr. Lambiris can modify it.
Scar revision surgery takes approximately one to two hours. There is no pain during the procedure itself. Dr. Lambiris uses local anesthesia with full or partial sedation depending on the size and depth of the scar. He removes the existing scar tissue then neatly closes the incision. Dr. Lambiris may also suggest nonsurgical scar revision treatments such as laser, injectables, and/or dermabrasion for scar refinement.
As a minor surgery, downtime is usually minimal. Most patients can return to work the next day. Localized swelling and tenderness may last one to two weeks.
After scar revision, the scar may appear discolored, inflamed, or bumpy for several weeks as it undergoes a healing process during which new collagen fibers form. Then it should soften and fade to a fine line. Scar gel and silicone scar strips can speed healing in the early postoperative period.
Scar maturation takes approximately one year or longer. The scar is likely to remain dark for the first six months. Scar fading progress becomes apparent at six to nine months. After that, the scar continues to fade and lose pigment in time. Older patients may notice the new scar fades quicker than younger patients, although everyone heals differently.
To find out more about your scar revision options, book your consultation with Dr. Brandon Lambiris today. He is a Sarasota scar revision specialist you can trust due to his extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Call (941) 366-9818 or click the booking link on this page to schedule your appointment.
The national average cost of scar revision is approximately $1,950. The price varies depending on the extent of the scar, type of procedure, and the surgeon’s skill level. You may pay more or less than the national average.
Insurance does not cover scar revision as it is considered an elective cosmetic procedure.
Scar revision surgery aims to improve the scar’s appearance and help it blend in better with the surrounding skin. Scar revision surgery and nonsurgical scar treatments can make scars less noticeable, but they cannot eliminate scars entirely. For the best possible results, see a highly trained Florida plastic surgeon such as Dr. Lambiris.
Dr. Brandon Lambiris believes everyone deserves the opportunity to look their best. If you’ve dreamed of having plastic surgery to unlock your true potential, we encourage you to join us for a consultation. Experience the real difference plastic surgery can have on your life at West Coast Plastic Surgery in Sarasota, FL.