Is Scar Revision Surgery the right choice for me?
This is an individual choice and a procedure that is completely elective and you need to weigh up the pros and cons based on the information Dr Safvat has given you.
Surgical scar revision may be right for you if you are overall healthy and have realistic expectations. If the scar is causing you pain, discomfort or limiting your movement and mobility then this may also indicate that scar revision is right for you. The aesthetic concerns of a scar may also be taken into consideration when making a decision whether to go ahead with the procedure.
What Can I expect over the long term after Scar Revision surgery?
The results of the Scar Revision are variable depending on the aetiology but after the scar matures, it is usually permanent. It is strongly advised that you follow Dr Safvat’s Scar Management Protocol diligently to ensure the best results.
Are there any alternatives to Scar Revision surgery?
There are several non-surgical options for scar revision such as steroid injections, laser, scar creams, Fat grafting and radiotherapy. All options should be considered by the patient prior to deciding on Surgery as the option for them.
When do I expect to see the results from Scar Revision Surgery?
To see the final results of scar revision surgery can take up to a year. Initially the scar may look worse following surgery however it will gradually improve and become less visible over time. It is important to follow Dr Safvat’s specific Scar Management Protocol diligently following the surgery to ensure the best possible results.
Does scar revision surgery work?
In most cases, scare revision surgery is quite successful. However, it is important to remember that a scar cannot be removed entirely. However, scar revision surgery should make the scar smaller, less noticeable and less deformed.
When should I have scar revision surgery?
Scars can take up to one year to mature completely. It is best to wait until at least a year after the initial scar was obtained before making the decision to have scar revision surgery.
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Dr Safvat is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Every patient is unique and results may vary. Any surgical procedure carries risks which need to be discussed with your doctor to ensure you are fully informed and realistic outcomes have been explained. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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DR ANDRE SAFVAT (MED1155201)
Registered Medical Practitioner, Specialist Plastic Surgeon (specialist registration in Surgery – Plastic surgery).