Monday, December 15, 2008

Scar Revision Or Surgery Of Damaged Skin

Scars resulting from surgery, injuries, infections, or accidents can leave unsightly marks on the body. In some cases, scars can cause severe emotional and mental pain, to the extent that some patients with severe scarring may void social contact with others and may in fact isolate themselves in their homes. For any patient wishing to get rid of scars, scar revision is a group of procedures that can alter the appearance of a scar and make it less visible. Scar revision can restore function to a part of the body that is restricted by a scar, or it can improve the appearance of a scar, making it almost invisible. However, it’s also important to remember that cars cannot be completely removed.

Scar revision works on a number of scar types, including:

* Keloid and hypertrophic scars. These scars are thick and irregular cluster scars, often dark or even red in color. Scar revision for this type of scar can include steroid injections or cryotherapy, which involves using medication to “freeze” off this guard tissue. These scars may also respond to pressure therapy or even surgery, in which the surgeon removes the scar with an incision, then stitches the wound closed. Laser surgery can also be an option with this type of scarring.

* Contracture scars. These scars occur when a large area of skin is lost in damage, causing the area of skin to pull tight together as its heels. The sort of scars can restrict movement. Scar revision for the sort of scars can include skin grafts or skin flaps, which involves replacing or attaching skin where the skin has been lost. Usually, skin is removed from another area of the body and placed where this scar has occurred. Z-plasty has also been used for this type of scar division. This procedure uses a Z-shaped incision to help increase the amount of movement. Surgeons may also choose to try to assist patients with this type of scar by using tissue expansion, a procedure that increases the amount of tissue available. This procedure can be used in addition to flap surgery to minimize the scar while also increasing movement.

All surgeries have risks, and that includes scar revision surgeries. In rare cases, patients who have had the sort of surgery have found that they are prone bruising, infection, and other problems. The best way to reduce risks is to follow your Dallas surgeon’s advice and procedures exactly. It is important to remember, too, that scar revision surgery can take a while for the full effect to be seen. Some patients wait a year before the full effects of the surgery are apparent.

There are many Dallas plastic surgeons with experience in scar revision. One of these professionals is Dr. Robert Schwartz, who graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine and is a member of the American Society Plastic Surgeons, a fellow with the American College of Surgeons, part of the American Medical Association, a member of the Texas Medical Society, and a member of the Dallas County Medical Society.



2 comments:

R J said...

I had chickenpox at the age of 14 that left scars on my face. Therefore, I was hesitant of going out in public thinking that people would laugh at me. Then, my parents decided that I should undergo surgery. Aunt Maria, who runs a beauty clinic, suggested that we look at the Dr. Jeneby Plastic Surgery Website . After going through the site, we booked an appointment with Dr. Jeneby and the surgery was done after one month. The results were amazing and I have gotten back my confidence.

lee said...

Yes Dallas Plastic Surgery is very famous for surgery.There are very genies Doctor are available for surgery.