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Terry Gillian, M.D., F.A.C.S., P.C.
If you’re considering scar revision....

Scars, whether they’re caused by accidents or by surgery - are unpredictable. The way a scar develops depends as much on how your body heals as it does on the original injury or on the surgeon’s skills. Many variables can affect the severity of scarring, including the size and the depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and color of your skin, and the direction of the scar. How much the appearance of a scar bothers you is, of course, a personal matter. While no scar can be removed completely, plastic surgeons can often improve the appearance of a scar, making it less obvious through the injection or application of certain steroid medications or through surgical procedures known as scar revisions.

MAKING THE DECISION....
Many scars that appear large and unattractive at first may become less noticeable with time. Some can be treated with steroids to relieve symptoms such as tenderness and itching.

If you are bothered by a scar, your first step should be to consult Dr. Gillian. Dr. Gillian will examine you and discuss the possible methods of treating your scar, the risks and benefits involved, and the possible outcomes. Be frank in discussing your expectations with the surgeon, and make sure they’re realistic. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions or express any concerns you may have.
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