Changing the Appearance of Scars with Surgical Scar Removal/Revision

At Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego, our award-winning surgical team offers a diverse range of scar treatments tailored to individual needs, helping minimize prominence and improve aesthetics. We cannot erase painful memories, but we can ease them by erasing scars.

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Get To Know Your Surgical Treatment Options

Although every attempt is made to use the least invasive treatments possible, very prominent scars may require surgery. Your doctor will spend time at your personalized consultation, ensuring that you understand all of your options and get answers to your important questions.

Scar Revision Surgery

When scars resist improvement through non-surgical treatments, scar revision surgery provides an effective solution. This surgical approach involves excising the scar and employing meticulous plastic surgical techniques to close the wound, resulting in dramatic improvement. 

The Changes surgical team specializes in scar revision, leveraging their expertise to address unsightly scars quickly and effectively.

Scar Revision with Dog Ear Correction

Some plastic surgery closures may lead to a puckering effect known as "dog ears." At Changes, our team adopts a multi-procedure approach for dog ear correction. 

For example, in a case involving a bullet ricochet wound repair on the cheek, our changes team performed an excision of the dog ears followed by RFAL (radiofrequency-assisted lipolysis) to achieve a flat contour.

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Non-Surgical Scar Treatment Options

In addition to surgical interventions, Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa provides advanced non-surgical treatments for scars, offering diverse options for scar improvement.

Silicone Gel Sheeting

Silicone gel sheeting or semi-occlusive silicone-based topical gels represent a key non-surgical method for scar improvement. Scientific studies confirm their effectiveness in reducing inflammation associated with scar formation. Applied twice daily for 2-4 months, these gels provide an invisible coating, allowing for makeup application. Some formulations may include steroids to reduce redness and inflammation or incorporate sunscreen to prevent darkening due to sun exposure.

Radiation Therapy

For individuals with recurrent or significant keloids, low-dose radiation therapy may be recommended alongside scar revision. 

Administered over three consecutive days following scar revision, radiation therapy decreases the activity of cells forming scar tissue, preventing keloid recurrence.

Pressure Dressings

Applying pressure dressings to wounds helps flatten and soften scars. By exerting constant pressure on surface blood vessels, pressure dressings prevent overstretching of the wound area caused by frequent movement.

Steroid Injections

Direct injections of steroids like Kenalog into scar tissue aid in softening the tissue, reducing inflammation, and minimizing the risk of hypertrophic scarring. While small amounts are injected at a time, repeated treatments may be necessary for optimal results.

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Feel the Changes Difference

  • Skilled Surgical Team: Our team boasts expertise in scar revision procedures, ensuring you receive the highest quality of care.
  • Upscale Surgical Center: Your safety is our priority. Our commitment to maintaining rigorous standards guarantees a secure and comfortable environment for your treatment.
  • Personalized Consultations: Every individual is unique, and so are their scars. We believe in understanding your needs to tailor an effective scar removal plan just for you.
  • Exceptional Care from Start to Finish: From the initial consultation to the final stages of recovery, our dedicated team ensures your satisfaction at every step.
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Your Custom Scar Removal Treatment

For scars of all sizes and severity, a personalized consultation at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa ensures the selection of the most suitable treatment options. The experienced surgical team at Changes prioritizes patient well-being, offering a comprehensive range of scar treatments to enhance both physical and aesthetic outcomes.

Experience the transformative solutions at Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa in San Diego for scar removal and revision. Book your consultation by contacting us online. Today is the day to reach for smoother skin, better self-image, and more confidence.

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