Scars are the unfortunate outcome of injury to the skin. Whether scars are caused by minor injury, chronic skin ailments, poorly planned surgical incisions or burns, they sometimes cause aesthetic concerns. Due to their severity and location, some may additionally result in physical discomfort, change in keloid or hypertrophic scar or even restricted movement i.e contractures. Scar revision surgery can greatly improve the appearance and reduce the functional aspect related to scars, by repositioning them to render them less conspicuous and look more consistent with the surrounding healthy skin. The surgery is designed to alleviate discomfort of scar and improve mobility by making it more flexible. At Dr Omar Plastic Surgery Clinic, Lahore, Pakistan, we offer a wide range options, ranging from topical treatments, to minimally invasive treatment, to more complex and sophisticated cosmetic surgery techniques. Dr. Omar has great expertise in dealing with post traumatic and post burn scars, allowing him to offer an individualized and customized approach to each patient, ensuring excellent results for virtually any type of scar.
Topical agents They Improve look of minor scars & help with their discoloration and irregularities in texture
Silicone-based products &
Intralesional Steroid injections They Improve minor scars and flatten out raised scars. They also reduce the discomfort and improve colour and texture of the scar.
Laser resurfacing and light therapy Improve the texture and color of the scar. Unfortunately they yield poor results in our asian skins. Thus we usually do not recommend them frequently.
Scar revision surgery
Reduce the excess scar to make it thinner and also less conspicuous. Done in single or serial fashion.
Reorient the scar along ideal skin tension lines, making it less visible, decreasing its discomfort, release contracture, and restore functional mobility
Dermal Fillers Used as Fillers to fill the depression and thus smooth out the depressed scars
PRP & Microneedling Induce new collagen synthesis to improve depressed scar and even out pigmentation.
Improve the appearance of scars anywhere on the face and body
Reposition scars so they are less conspicuous
Remove excess scar tissue
Improve the texture and color of scar tissue
Improve the appearance of raised keloid scars
Improve the appearance of hypertropic scars
Reduce scar tissue contracture to restore flexibility
Resurface scar tissue to make scars less noticeable
Change scar orientation to make it less noticeable
Improve the appearance of burn scars
For simple scars, removal of scar and meticulous primary closure is done with stitches for each layer of skin. If Z-plasty or local flaps are used, careful planning is done so that scar can be reoriented along ideal skin tension lines. For very large scars, excision is done in more than one session. This allows smaller eventual scar as rest of the skin stretches in between the two sessions.
ANAESTHESIA FOR SCAR REVISION SURGERY AT DR OMAR PLASTIC SURGERY, LAHORE, PAKISTAN:
We usually employ local anaesthesia for majority of scars. But for large scars or when there is associated contracture, general anesthesia is used.
Scar revision surgery costs from 5000 to 10,000 depending upon size of scar and type of the procedure planned.
We remove sutures at 3rd to 4th day and then apply steri-strips for a few days to strengthen the healing suture line. Healing is excellent as rate of surgical site infection is rare at our setup. Unless a patient has congenital problem in healing, excellent results are obtained with the use of good planning, excellent surgical skill and unmatched post op care with the help of scar modulation therapy. You’ll be able to attend social gatherings after 3 weeks.
Dr Omar will be happy to provide you more information regarding scar revision. Book an appointment today by calling on 00923004111418, or through whatsapp on same number. Online consultation is totally free, so contact today and take first step towards your better self.