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Surgical Scar Revision

Surgical Scar Revision

Advancing Beyond Scars

Scars recount a story, but your skin need not echo it. At AR Aesthetics located in Tampa and Melbourne Florida, Dr. Ibrahim employs an array of surgical and non-surgical methods to address scars. During your consultation, Dr. Ibrahim carefully evaluates your scar, listens to your concerns, and devises a personalized treatment strategy tailored to your aesthetic goals.

What is scar removal?

Enhance the Appearance of Unwanted Scars at AR Aesthetics

Scar removal, or scar revision, utilizes diverse surgical techniques, often complemented by non-surgical scar treatments such as laser skin resurfacing. When the skin undergoes trauma or surgery, the body initiates its natural healing process, resulting in scar tissue formation. During this phase, an abundance of collagen is released to aid in repairing the damage. However, as collagen remodels over several months, various factors can cause the scar to appear raised, uneven, jagged, discolored, or sunken. While scars often take several years to diminish, most stabilize in appearance after about a year. Patients seeking scar removal turn to Dr. Ibrahim, aiming to address cosmetic concerns and restore symmetry and harmony. Scar revision can provide significant relief and have a positive emotional impact, eliminating the constant reminder of a past surgery or injury.

Determining If Scar Removal Is Right for You

A Path to Healing

Scars come in various forms, including hypertrophic scars, keloid scars, and atrophic or depressed scars, each defined by its clinical appearance. During your consultation for scar removal with AR Aesthetic’s Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Ibrahim, the scar’s location and size will be examined to determine the appropriate procedure. While scar revision doesn’t erase the scar entirely, it significantly diminishes its impact, resulting in a better, less conspicuous scar. Typically, scars can be surgically revised in-office under local anesthesia.

Children may also qualify for surgical scar revision, but a consultation is necessary to assess the ideal timing of surgery as it may impact facial feature growth around the scar. Realistic expectations about scar appearance at different healing stages are crucial. Although the goal is to notably improve scar appearance, every surgery is followed by a natural recovery period, during which the scar may be more visible for a limited time. Dr. Ibrahim will discuss each healing stage and expectations during your personalized consultation.

Benefits of Surgical Scar Revision

Beyond enhancing aesthetics, Blepharoplasty plays a crucial role in boosting self-confidence and functionality. By addressing issues like obstructed vision caused by excess skin, this procedure not only improves appearance but also enhances daily functioning and quality of life.

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Scar Removal Procedure

Most scar removal procedures are conducted in-office and last approximately one hour. Before the revision, a local anesthetic is administered to ensure comfort during the procedure. The skin is sterilized, and the surgical method discussed in your consultation is carried out by Dr. Ibrahim. Various surgical techniques may be employed, including:

Recovery

Following scar revision, daily incision care is essential for cosmetic healing. Maintaining clean, hydrated incisions is crucial. Mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising may occur initially but should diminish within one to two weeks. Scar massages and silicone scar gel application are advised after several weeks to further fade the incision’s appearance. Adhering to postoperative instructions and attending regular follow-up visits will minimize risks and ensure optimal results.

Results

Significant improvement in scar appearance can be expected post-excision, with many patients opting for additional nonsurgical treatments like microneedling or laser skin resurfacing to enhance results further. Scar revision outcome depends on the body’s natural wound healing and maturation process, with the final stage involving scar flattening and fading typically lasting up to 18 months. Daily incision massages, sunscreen use, and silicone scar gel application are encouraged to maximize results.

Experience the “AR” Difference

Experience unparalleled care and expertise at our state-of-the-art clinic both in Tampa and Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim, a double-fellowship trained cosmetic surgeon, ensures a personalized approach with transformative results that celebrate your unique beauty.

Schedule Your Scar Revision Consultation

Experience the unparalleled expertise and luxury care that set us apart in the world of aesthetics.

Schedule your consultation today and begin your journey to a more youthful, confident you.

Tampa

4100 W Kennedy Blvd #130,
Tampa, FL 33609

Melbourne

765 N Wickham Rd Unit 102,
Melbourne, FL 32935

Schedule Your Scar Revision Consultation

Experience the unparalleled expertise and luxury care that set us apart in the world of aesthetics.

Schedule your consultation today and begin your journey to a more youthful, confident you.

Tampa

4100 W Kennedy Blvd #130,
Tampa, FL 33609

Melbourne

765 N Wickham Rd Unit 102,
Melbourne, FL 32935

Schedule Your Scar Revision Consultation

Experience the unparalleled expertise and luxury care that set us apart in the world of aesthetics.

Schedule your consultation today and begin your journey to a more youthful, confident you.

Tampa

4100 W Kennedy Blvd #130,
Tampa, FL 33609

Melbourne

765 N Wickham Rd Unit 102,
Melbourne, FL 32935

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Tampa

4100 W Kennedy Blvd #130,
Tampa, FL 33609

Melbourne

765 N Wickham Rd Unit 102,
Melbourne, FL 32935

Locations

Tampa

4100 W Kennedy Blvd #130,
Tampa, FL 33609

Melbourne

765 N Wickham Rd Unit 102,
Melbourne, FL 32935
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Tampa

4100 W Kennedy Blvd #130,
Tampa, FL 33609

Melbourne

765 N Wickham Rd Unit 102,
Melbourne, FL 32935

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4100 W Kennedy Blvd #130,
Tampa, FL 33609

Melbourne

765 N Wickham Rd Unit 102,
Melbourne, FL 32935
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