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Scar Revision

Scars can affect anyone at any age, and are the result of damaged or torn skin. Scar revision is a surgical procedure aimed at minimising the appearance of scars, improving their texture, colour or size. This procedure is often performed to enhance aesthetics or alleviate functional issues caused by scarring.

The process begins with a comprehensive assessment by Mr Waseem Bhat to determine the most suitable approach. Surgical techniques vary based on the scar type and location. For raised or hypertrophic scars, surgical excision involves removing the scar tissue and repositioning the skin to minimise visibility. Dermabrasion or laser therapy may be used to refine surface irregularities, and reduce scar prominence. Additionally, scar revision can involve the use of tissue rearrangement techniques or grafting to optimise scar blending with surrounding skin.

Post-surgery, you’re likely to experience mild discomfort, swelling and redness in the treated area. Pain medication helps manage discomfort, and keeping the area clean and protected aids in proper healing. You’ll also be advised to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect the scar from UV rays, which will help in minimising potential discolouration.

Regular follow-ups with Mr Bhat will monitor your rate of healing and address any concerns. Adhering to postoperative instructions, including scar care techniques provided by Mr Bhat and his team, such as massage or silicone sheets, is crucial. Scar revision aims to improve scar appearance, but complete eradication isn’t always possible. Choosing an experienced surgeon such as Mr Bhat, and following aftercare diligently contribute to optimal outcomes, reducing scarring and enhancing the overall appearance of the skin.

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Mr Waseem Bhat Plastic Surgeon - Treatment FAQ's


Frequently asked questions

Noticeable scars that are particularly large or thick can cause a degree of aesthetic concern. However, if they are also located on a joint they can restrict movement. It is these reasons that influence a person’s decision to have a scar revision procedure. Mr Bhat will require patients to attend a private consultation prior to surgery to establish suitability.

This procedure is usually fairly straightforward, producing effective results for many people with unattractive or restricting scars.

This procedure can be uncomfortable as it involves techniques that cut into the skin and tissues. A local anaesthetic is an effective form of pain relief, completely numbing the area without the need to send you to sleep.  Alternatively for larger areas or more complex procedures the operation can be carried out under a general anaesthetic.

The treated area will need to be kept dry for 2 or 3 days to allow the wounds to seal. Once the dressing has been removed the new scar can be washed gently with warm water and a gentle soap, patting the area dry.

Mr Bhat will explain that a scar can not usually be completely removed, however, it is possible to minimise or rearrange its appearance. The size, shape and thickness of a scar can be noticeably reduced, and like the original scarring, its tone will fade over time.


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