Many people with prominent scars want them removed 

Scar revision surgery often sounds like a dream come true for some patients in Charlotte, NC. Prominent scars, or scars that are raised, discolored, larger in size, or depressed, can make a significant impact on the way a person looks. If someone has a lot of scarring in areas that are not easily hidden, it can make a person feel self conscious about their appearance, and sometimes reluctant about going out and about. Scar revision surgery is an option that can help diminish the appearance of scars, making it an option for some people with prominent scars. There is no way to totally remove a scar, but your surgeon can help offer suggestions on the best way to make it less noticeable. 

Scar revision surgery creates a new scar over top the old one 

Since there is no way to remove a scar, scar revision surgery is a good alternative. Not all people, however, are good candidates for the procedure. Scar revision works best on long, prominent scars, if you struggle with smaller, finer scars, ask your doctor for alternative treatments.  

During this procedure, the doctor will make an incision in an alternative pattern, Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte, NC often uses a zigzag pattern. This incision will blend in more to the skin around it, making it less prominent. The doctor also can move the location of the scar with the new incision to a location that is easier to hide.  

Scar revision surgery does more than just relocate or make a new scar to cover the old one. The procedure can also correct scars that are raised or depressed and even the size of the scar. Your surgeon will be able to see if you are a good candidate for this procedure and what they can do for you following a consultation.  

It can take months for patients to see their final results 

Following surgery, most people are anxious and excited to see their results. Unfortunately, most people will not be able to see their final results for a few months after surgery. As with any cut or incision, the skin and area around it will swell and be a bit discolored right after as it begins to heal. Usually, any discomfort fades within a few weeks, as does the worst of the healing. After a few months, the area should be totally healed, leaving patients feeling better about their appearance. 

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC patients with prominent scars they are considering scar revision surgery to diminish, should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman has focused his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988 and is double board certified. Be sure to contact his office today to see if scar revision surgery is an option for you.