With very few exceptions, most people are self-conscious about scars, especially facial scarring. Some people may also experience diminished functioning of the eyes, mouth, or nose due to scarring. If you have wondered how scar revision could improve your appearance, your self-confidence, or your range of motion, scar revision cosmetic surgery at our Renaissance Center for Plastic Surgery & Wellness in Fayetteville with board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Contogiannis may be right for you.
When the skin is in the process of recovering from an injury, whether the result of an accident, previous surgery, a burn, or severe acne, scarring will occur wherever multiple layers of the skin have been affected. Once a scar forms, it is permanent, but Dr. Contogiannis but can make it less visible or relocate it surgically.
Is Scar Revision Right for Me?
During your private consultation, Fayetteville board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Contogiannis will explain how scar revision works and what you can realistically expect. Dr. Contogiannis will go over all your options, including non-surgical ones such as topical gels, injectable fillers, and microdermabrasion. She will address your questions and provide you with all the information you will need. Together, you will decide which procedures she will perform to achieve your desired results.
What is Involved with Scar Revision Cosmetic Surgery in Fayetteville?
For your safety and comfort, you will be under local anesthesia or asleep under general anesthesia, as appropriate, during your scar revision procedure at our Fayetteville AAAHC accredited outpatient surgical center. For deeper scars, board certified Fayetteville plastic surgeon Dr. Contogiannis makes an incision and surgically removes the old scar. Some scars require Dr. Contogiannis to use a layered incision closure technique. She uses advanced scar revision techniques to improve site mobility and decrease conspicuousness. Dr. Contogiannis can use pharmaceutical tissue substitutes if necessary to close the scar excision, usually in the case of severe burn scarring. She can also use tissue expanders over time to expand your area of healthy skin prior to surgery.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Scar Revision Plastic Surgery in Fayetteville?
After surgical scar revision at our Fayetteville AAAHC accredited outpatient surgical center with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Contogiannis, you may experience localized swelling, discoloration, or discomfort. It may take 1 to 2 weeks to resolve. Healing will continue for several weeks. Though your scar revision results will be long-lasting, it may take several months or in some cases, a year for the new scar to fully heal and fade.
What Results Can I Expect from Scar Revision Cosmetic Surgery in Fayetteville, NC?
Dr. Contogiannis may be a board certified Fayetteville plastic surgeon, but she is also a woman. She knows the importance of feeling self-assured in your appearance. Many women and men feel relieved and renewed after scar revision surgery in Fayetteville. You won’t have to worry about becoming embarrassed in public or people staring at your scar. You no longer need to feel the discomfort of limited mobility due to scarring. You can feel confident and natural. No need to hide or cover up that part of you that was scarred. Scar revision plastic surgery in Fayetteville can give you lasting joy and confidence.