Scars are permanent, but revisional surgery can often greatly improve their quality and appearance.
A small scar revision is usually a simple procedure performed in the office. Scar revision surgery reduces the width or thickness of a scar and may change the scar’s direction to be less apparent. Many people have scars that are quite noticeable or cosmetically unattractive. Some patients’ bodies may naturally form very thick, or hypertrophic scars. Some patients’ bodies will actually develop keloids, which are thick ropy blobs, resulting from a cut or surgical incision. Larger scars, and especially keloids, usually require a more complex approach, which would be done in the operating room.
During your consultation, Dr. Kerner will discuss options to improve the appearance of your scars. This may range from giving the scar more time to heal, to surgically removing the scar tissue and starting over. Usually something can be done to make an unattractive scar better.
Call 972-981-7144 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kerner, or email us.