What is scar revision?
Scar revision is a surgical or non-surgical procedure to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. It also restores function & corrects skin changes – disfigurement – caused by injury, burns or previous surgery.
Scars can’t be removed completely, but they can be made less visible.
Scars form during the healing process – when the skin is trying to recover from an accident, burn, surgery or acne. Multiple layers of skin are usually affected. Once a scar forms it is permanent, usually disfiguring and can diminish function as with contracture scarring.
Facial scarring of the eyes, mouth or nose, for example, hinders normal functioning as well as reduced self-confidence.
Dr. Fatih Irmak can perform scar revision surgery to make it less visible and restore function and a more pleasing appearance.
Scar quality is important to plastic surgeon and to the patients.
Generally considered approach is to manage scars before they become a problem so that patients don’t need to worry about them in the future.
Most Commonly Treated Scars
Contracture scars: These are the most severe form of scarring and usually occur as the result of a loss of skin over a large area. Burn patients typically experience contracture scarring. This in turn causes restriction of normal movement.
Hypertropic scars: These scars occur within the boundaries of the incision or wound and are generally thick, red and raised in appearance.
Keloid scars: These types of scars are similar in appearance to Hypertropics, but keloids generally grow beyond the boundaries of the incision or wound, generally on the earlobe, shoulder, and over the breastbone. Keloid scars are most common in dark-skinned people.
Scar Revision Procedures
Based upon the type of scarring, Dr. Fatih Irmak will use one of the following for ccar revision:
- Dermal Fillers
- Silicone Gel Sheets
- Skin Grafts
- Steroid Applications and Injections.
- Tissue Expansion
- Vascular Lesion
- Z-Plasty and Related Tissue-Rearrangement Techniques
Can A Scar Be Removed Completely?
The answer is no. No matter what kind of revision is chosen – scars are permanent. They can be reduced and made to look better and function can be restored.
Which Procedure Is Best For Scar Revision?
During your initial consultation face to face or via video chat or by sharing your photos is to determine what is best for you and to personalize your treatment. Dr. Irmak will evaluate your condition, make recommendations and then help you choose the right option.
For international patients
- If you are coming to Istanbul for scar revision procedure it is strongly recommended having companion.
- After the surgery; staying day for post consultations may differ to the procedure that Dr. Fatih Irmak prefer to perform. It may at least 4 to 8 days.
- Please book your hotel at least 5 days before the procedure day.
- Please be sure that your country nationalities are not obligated for Turkish visa. (EU, most of middle eastern country nationalities has no need for visa.)