SOS, I think my plastic surgery needs a do-over!
Posted May 31, 2018
What is a post-surgical revision?
A patient may experience some concern after surgery that their procedure did not quite heal exactly as they had planned. Although it is never something a surgeon wants to hear, it is not necessarily uncommon for a surgical patient to feel like they want a do-over. A surgical revision may be the best solution when it comes to meeting the patients surgical expectations.
A surgical revision is used to address a surgical result that may not have healed as desired
“Plastic surgery is a science…”
According to Dr. Jeffrey R. Antimarino, “Plastic surgery is a science. It is not like the building of a house where a contractor is dealing with materials such as wood, metal, plastic, and glass. Those objects stay as they are cut or molded and the finished product remains the same as when it was first constructed.”
Because a plastic surgeon is working with living tissue that heals by forming scar tissue, we cannot always accurately pinpoint how tissue will heal.
What factors influence how scar tissue heals?
There are a few variables that influence how scar tissue heals:
- Existing Medical Conditions
- Daily Activities
It is important to keep your body healthy as you age. The more resilient your skin is, the more likely it is to heal properly.
Perhaps one of the most critical factors that patients must take into consideration is that everyone heals differently and some healing takes more time than others.
If you’re unhappy with the appearance of a scar post procedure or the surgical outcome, please be honest with your surgeon. Communication remains key to a patient-surgeon relationship to ensure the desired surgical outcome is reached.
Schedule A Revision Procedure Consultation!
If you are bothered by a scar or unhappy with your surgical results, contact Bellissimo Plastic Surgery. Request an appointment online to schedule your complimentary surgical consultation with Dr. Antimarino. We are located in Shadyside, Monroeville, Greensburg and Robinson Township.