About Scar Revision
Scars can occur from a variety of incidents such as trauma, surgery, injury, and other instances. They can also appear on the skin in different colors, shapes, and forms. Regardless of the look and cause of a scar, our board-certified Flowood, MS plastic surgeons can perform scar revision surgery to help reduce their appearance and restore the skin. Sometimes scars can also interrupt function of the nerves or even cause pain, which can also be addressed at The Face & Body Center during your procedure. Our goal with scar revision surgery is to restore your confidence and improve the overall cosmetic appearance of the area that has been affected. Contact our office today so we can help your skin look and feel better by creating a unique, custom treatment plan that addresses your needs.
The best candidates for scar revision surgery:
- Have scars as a result of trauma, an accident, previous surgery, or cancer
- Have a loss of function, such as nerve damage
- Have extensive cosmetic issues due to the appearance of the scar
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
"Awesome Experince - After visiting just about every Surgeon in MS and LA, I saw Dr. Davidson, I knew right then he was my pick. In October 2016 I went in to the office and he drained my 450 each breast saline implants. No pain so simple, sent me home and said come back in 6 weeks. Mind you I still had the bags in. Thought this would be hard really never knew they were there. I had some pre-cancerous spots..."- A. / RealSelf / Jun 06, 2018
"?? My consultation went very well ,thank you Dr. Smith for taking the time to explain to me and my husband with details about the procedure of having the removal of the Ganglion Cyst on my wrist will consist of and the down time to recover will be. And also super excited to be able to combine my other surgery at the same time. The consultation price was very affordable and no pressure to schedule was what I loved most. I'm very pleased to soon be Dr. Smith's patient. Feeling comfortable and having my husbands approval we know I will be in good hands."- N.M. / Google / Nov 09, 2018
"Breast lift w/implants - 50 yr old, mom of 4, weight los of 40 lbs, deflated and elongated breasts. Meeting Dr Brantley confirmed our decision to proceed. His staff answered all of my questions pre-op promptly and on the day of surgery made me feel safe and at ease. I am so thankful I have a husband and bff's that understood my insecurities and support my decision. Although these first 3 wks post-op have been trying I..."- 8. / RealSelf / Nov 09, 2018
"Excellent Experience - He is a top notch provider and his results are impeccable. Can't say enough good things about him. I went to him for Blepharoplasty surgery and although it's only been a week, I am very happy with the results so far."- S. / RealSelf / Nov 06, 2018
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What to Expect
Your procedure will vary depending on the type of scar you have, its location, and size. For raised scars, called keloid scars, sometimes less invasive methods such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser treatments may reduce the appearance and allow it to blend in more smoothly with your skin. In other cases, they can also be surgically moved by trimming away the skin or even moving the scar to a more discreet place. For other types of scars, such as scar tissue that results from previous surgeries, it may be possible to reopen this skin and remove some of the scar tissue. These procedures are generally performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. Some pain, redness, or swelling in the operated area may occur, and you will most likely need to return to have your stitches removed a few days following the surgery.
Strenuous exercise and activities will need to be avoided for the first week or so. Your surgeon will schedule multiple follow-up appointments with you in order to track your healing progress and ensure that your skin looks healthy. The healing time will vary per case, but it can take up to a year for your skin to fully heal and for you to see your final results.
Plan Your Procedure
Minimize Your Scar
If you have unattractive scarring in noticeable areas or if your scars remind you of a traumatic incident, then our plastic surgeons can use their expertise to help reduce the appearance. Contact us today to find out more about the scar revision procedures we offer and which one would be best for you.