Scar Revision (Body) | Pittsburgh, PA
A scar revision is done to improve the contour and aesthetic appearance of a scar. Although a scar cannot be erased or completely removed, the quality of the scar can many times be improved. Scars that are thick, wide and/or raised can sometimes be converted to a soft, fine white line scar. The current scar is completely removed surgically and the resulting incision is closed to result in a better-quality scar.
How do I Prepare for a Scar Revision?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Antimarino, make sure to discuss your expectations for the procedure. This is the time to discuss your concerns and your goals as he will design a surgical plan specifically for you.
You may want to come in with a list of questions that you want answered before the procedure. This will eliminate any confusion, and will provide you with the most comfortable experience at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa.
The use of Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or other supplements that may increase bruising should be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.
Lastly, you will also want to read through our patient resources, such as our note of privacy policies and surgeon checklist, to better educate yourself about the entire surgical process.
Surgery: This simple procedure can be done under local anesthesia or sedation, depending upon the patient’s preference and is done as an outpatient procedure in an accredited outpatient surgical facility.
After Surgery: Patients are discharged with a light dressing and may shower within 24 hours. Most patients can return to work the following day.
For a more detailed discussion and to answer all your surgical questions, schedule a consultation with Dr. Antimarino today.