youre considering scar revision....
Scars, whether theyre 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 surgeons 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 theyre
realistic. Dont hesitate to ask any questions or express
any concerns you may have.