Face & Body Scar Revision - Improvement

Dr. Joaquim Suñol - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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Scars can not be erased, wiped out or eliminated 100%, but it may be possible to improve their appearance, hidden them and make them more unnoticiable.

Most of the surgical treatments to improve a scar (also called surgical revision of previous scars) are performed under local anesthesia, without admission to the clinic (ambulatory).

The scar revision is usually to remove the scar tissue and guide the direction of the scar with normal-tension lines of the skin (Langer Lines), or wrinkles and folds of the nearby area, and re-suturing the wound but this time with great meticulousness and care, using the latest techniques and suture materials cosmetic surgery and microsurgical also to favor the maximum obtaining a scar as much as possible unapparent.

The final quality of a scar depends on many factors, some of which can not be completely controlled, as the ability of healing a particular person.
These factors can be local (in the area of the scar) or systemic (body in general).

Local factors: Systemic factors:
  • Infection
  • Foreign Bodies
  • Isquemy
  • Smokers
  • Radiation
  • Trauma
  • Cancer
  • Local Toxins
  • Arterial Insuficiency
  • Venous Insuficiency
  • Hipertermy
  • Hereditary disorders afecting Colagen Syntesis
  • Nutritional Deficits
  • Age
  • Diabetes
  • Liver Diseases
  • Alcoholism
  • Uremy
  • Drugs and Medications
  • Blood Transfusions
  • Icterus

Normal phase of the healing process:
  1. Inflammatory phase: from the time of cutting or trauma to the 5th - 6th day.
  2. Fibroblast or proliferative phase: the 5th day until about 45 days.
  3. Remodeling or Maturation Phase: Variable duration: 45 day until some six months or more (can last several years).

Lineas de langer de la cara - Cirugia Estetica - Dr. Joaquim Suñol Lineas de langer del cuerpo - Cirugia Estetica - Dr. Joaquim Suñol
Sutura Intradermica - Cirugia Estetica - Dr. Joaquim Suñol

At your consultation, Dr. Joaquim Suñol - specialist in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Secondary - can advise on your particular case and explain all the pros and cons, the risks and complications that can occur to you, sio you can have all available information about the solution to your problem and you can decide freely to be re-operated or not, without any kind of commitment.