Scar excision and scar revision are forms of surgery that aim to improve the appearance of your scarring and, in some cases, function as well.
Scar revisions can be performed on any area of the body and take approximately 1-2 weeks to heal; the final result of surgery can be seen around 12-18 months post–treatment. Scar revisions are performed to make the scar less apparent and improve the texture of the scar.
At The London Scar Clinic, our team of highly skilled surgeons has extensive experience in scar revision surgeries, making us the leading experts in the field.
Initial Consultation for Scar Revision Surgery
Our physicians will evaluate the scar and conduct a complete medical history to assess your candidacy for scar revision surgery.
Before discussing the potential options, we will request your medical history, including:
- any medications you are currently taking
- recent operations
- medical conditions
Scar Revision Surgery Procedure
Scar revisions are performed by making an incision around the scar and removing the scar tissue.
Sutures and or adhesive strips will close the wound, and a dressing will be applied. Most of our scar revision surgeries take between 30 minutes and 2 hours to complete, depending on the size and the complexity of the scarring.
What type of anaesthetic will you need for scar revision?
The type of anaesthetic will depend on the size of the scar being revised as well as your personal preference. Here at The London Scar Clinic, we use both local anaesthetics and sedation.
Local anaesthetic is used for smaller scars, and sedation is used for larger or more complex scars. Sedation may be an option for nervous patients with smaller scars as well. Where general anaesthetic may be needed, our surgeon will arrange this with you to perform the scar excision surgery.
Pricing & Costs
Determining the exact cost of scar revision surgery can be difficult without an initial consultation. Since every scar is unique, our team of expert surgeons will need to evaluate your specific case to provide more accurate information.
During your consultation at The London Scar Clinic, our team will discuss pricing and provide you with a better understanding of the cost of your scar revision surgery.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our expert surgeons.