Scar Revision

Scars revision in plastic surgery improves the appearance of a scar on the body. Each scar is different and depending on the extent of the surgery can be done while you are awake (local anaesthesia) or asleep (general anaesthesia). Treatments employed can make it less noticeable.

Revision surgery for scars is often best performed 6 to 18months (after the scar matures) after the injury.

Scar Revision/ keloid removal

Scars are tell-tail signs of previous trauma to the skin. Unfortunately, some may be unappealing, especially when located in cosmetically sensitive areas. Scar revision aims to replace, reorientate, and/or minimize the appearance thereof by means of surgical and/or non-surgical modalities. As one’s history cannot be wholly erased, there is also no procedure that can make a scar disappear completely. However, the unpleasing effects therein may be lessened.

Revision surgery for scars is often best performed 6 to 18months (after the scar matures) after the injury.

Contact Dr Ngwenya for a Consultation to discuss your specific requirements where the procedure, shortcomings  and concerns will be discussed after a detailed assessment.

Recovery

The initial healing phase of a surgical scar revision may include swelling, discoloration and discomfort and may take up to 2 weeks. Healing will continue for several weeks and as the new scar heals it will slowly refine and fade.