About Scar Revision Treatment
If you have noticeably large scars or tiny scars that will never go away on their own, you may be a great candidate for scar revision surgery at Inspire Aesthetics. We help patients of all ages improve the appearance of their scars from trauma or leftover surgical wounds where the surgeon did not take precautions for scars. We offer our patients a consultation for scar revision surgery in our offices in Fort Lauderdale and Delray Beach, FL. While our talented and experienced plastic surgeons cannot make your scars go away completely, we can assess the issue and make a plan to minimize the appearance of your scars (anywhere on your body). A scar revision may be a series of cosmetic surgeries and treatments performed all at once or in stages. We also keep in mind that whatever surgery or treatment you choose, we will make sure it will not damage the skin surrounding the scar itself.
Types of Scars
Since there are various scar revision procedures that address different types of scars, it is beneficial to recognize the correct type a patient has in order to treat it effectively.
- Atrophic scars take on a sunken look and are usually caused by surgery, acne, trauma or chickenpox.
- Keloid scars occur due to cell overproduction following skin injury. They are raised, thick and have a red-purple color and extend beyond the original wound. They can be itchy or painful.
- Hypertrophic scars are raised and red in color but don’t expand beyond the wound area. They can restrict movement.
- Scar contractures are usually the result of burns and lead to the skin shrinking, tightening and cause movement restriction.
Scar Revision Reviews
"Best experience. Doctor Drew Schnitt is very professional and explains everything to the detail. Everyone who works there makes you feel at easy and they are very helpful. I removed my implants and had a lift. Doctor Drew work was to the detail and I already like it from the first day. He made sure my tattoo on my breast was intact and looks good, scars are super thin and will be gone with the time. Surgery was very fast and I was feeling well same day. Doctor Drew Schnitt follow ups were very informative and helpful. I am very happy with his work and with everyone who works with him. Best decision I ever made with the best team. Thank you all."- R.C. / Google / Apr 29, 2023
"Amazing Experience! - From the tele consult to post-surgical calls, texts, and follow-ups, every facet of working with Dr. Crane and the Inspire staff was great! Setting up a video call consult was facilitated by Erika, one of the patient coordinators, and she made it all very simple. I had consulted with several other doctors in different areas of the country and was impressed with Dr. Crane’s results, but knew for certain after the consult I wanted him to do my surgeries. He is very personable and takes care to explain his recommendations, as well as every aspect of the surgery and our goals. My breast lift with augmentation was a bit more difficult than others due to my asymmetry and the need to remove skin for the lift (as I wanted a pretty full result) and while Dr. Crane kept my expectations realistic, he managed to safely and beautifully carry out my goals for my lift with augmentation. As for my abdominoplasty, he did an AMAZING job, and I now have the smooth, flat belly I’ve always wanted. The suturing on all of my incisions was beautiful, so the scars are as minimal as possible. I had some concerns the weeks following surgery, and every time, Dr. Crane was quick to respond and discuss things with me. He was always caring, informative, and professional. All of the office and OR staff I interacted with were always kind, knowledgeable, and professional as well. I really expect in the coming years that you’ll have to book months and months ahead to see Dr. Crane because he is THAT good. Do not hesitate to book with him! *will update with pictures soon"- R. / RealSelf / Jun 25, 2023
What to Expect
Depending on the type of scar that a patient has, along with the size, location and its appearance, a surgeon can employ several different procedures. For surface scars, you may be prescribed topical ointments, tapes or external compression to improve discoloration. With shave excision, a surgical shaver is used to remove the top part of the scar to leave a more even surface. Sunken or depressed scars can be injected with various substances to improve texture and overall appearance. Dermabrasion, light therapy, and chemical peels can also be deployed to improve the appearance of scars. There are other various procedures that can be performed to help minimize the appearance of scars. For scars that require a more invasive approach, surgery may be required.
We can perform out-patient scar revision surgeries in our surgical facility at Inspire Aesthetics. Depending on the type of scar you have and the techniques for revision selected, you may have a local or a general anesthetic. In a treatment planning session, your plastic surgeon will create a customized surgical plan to meet your needs.
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Schedule a Skin Exam Today
Unsightly or painful scars no longer have to be a bother. Our patients may feel burdened by an existing scar of such nature and are invited to call Inspire Aesthetics to schedule a consultation. We will evaluate the scar and recommend a treatment approach so that you can show your skin without anxiety or worry. We look forward to meeting with you soon in Delray Beach or Fort Lauderdale, FL!