How to select the right surgeon for scar revision surgery?

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How to select the right surgeon for scar revision surgery?

scar revision

Scars are one of the most common problems that affect your appearance, especially if they are present in prominent areas of the body. Though scar marks cannot be eliminated completely, several advanced techniques can reduce their appearance significantly. Scar revision surgery is done for those who want to make their scars less noticeable.

Scars can result from several causes like injury, surgery, etc. They are usually permanent. Scars are the remnants that result from the body’s attempt to heal an open wound or tear in the skin surface or body tissues. Scars commonly undergo several stages of healing. It usually takes two to six weeks for the scar formation to occur.

The scar revision procedure usually involves minimizing the scar mark and camouflaging it aesthetically. The best candidates for this procedure are those who are healthy and have realistic expectations from the surgical procedure.

Scar revision treatment depends not only on the type but also on the severity of the scar. The different types of treatment methods that are available at Pinnacle Cosmetic Clinic, Lucknow are:-

  • Fat grafting
  • Skin grafting
  • Chemical peels
  • Z plasty
  • Keloid scar treatment
  • Intralesional injections
  • Surgical excision

Why should you undergo scar revision surgery?

  1. Boost your self-esteem:
    One of the most common reasons behind undergoing scar revision surgery is to improve one’s appearance. One may feel self-conscious because of the scars, especially if they appear in noticeable areas of the body. If you have a scar mark that you want to get rid of, scar revision surgery can help you improve its appearance and boost your confidence.
  2. Removal of the scar:
    Scar removal surgery is not just for cosmetic reasons. It may be recommended for medical reasons as well. If a scar is causing pain or discomfort or interfering with daily activities, removal of the scar mark may be the best option for you.
  3. Improvement in the day-to-day activities:
    Scar removal surgery is usually recommended if a scar interferes with your daily activities by either decreasing your mobility or interfering with your daily functions. People who have recovered from burn injuries may undergo scar revision surgery for this purpose. This procedure can reduce the onset of contractures that can affect the mobility of muscles, tendons, and tissues in that area.
  4. Reduction of pain and itching associated with scars:
    Most scars are itchy and painful. However, this can be alleviated with the help of scar revision surgery. One can get relief from constant discomfort.

Are you considering scar revision surgery?

If you are someone who wants to get scar revision surgery in the hands of an experienced surgeon, then you must keep the following points in mind:

  1. Check the qualifications of the surgeon:
    Plastic surgery is a branch of medicine that demands years of practice and learning. It is essential to check the qualifications of the doctor operating on you. Dr. Shree Harsh is a well-qualified plastic surgeon with several successful scar revision surgeries.
  2. Make sure the surgeon has expertise in the surgery:
    Even in plastic surgery, not all plastic surgeons are trained to do scar revision surgeries. There are several subspecialties under plastic surgery. A few examples of plastic surgery are microsurgery, cosmetic surgery, hand surgery, burn surgery, maxillofacial surgery, etc. Therefore, it is essential to find a surgeon who can perform the surgery that you need.
  3. Glance through the before and after photos of their previous patients:
    Analyzing the before and after photos of the patients whom the doctor has treated can provide information about the success of the procedures conducted by the surgeon. Additionally, these pictures can help you to get a glimpse of how one may look after the surgery. You can ask the surgeon during the consultation to show you some before-afters of patients who have undergone scar revision surgery.
  4. See what previous patients say about the doctor:
    Reviews provided by the patients are testimony to how satisfied they are with the surgeon. Furthermore, the opinions of people can help you to decide whether to go ahead with the surgery.
  5. Schedule a consultation with your surgeon:
    It is important to get comfortable with the surgeon and trust him/her completely. Your plastic surgeon should make you comfortable before discussing the surgery. Your first visit is an opportunity to know more about the surgeon and get an idea of the various treatment procedures available for you. The doctor may advise some tests and conduct a physical examination before advising surgery.

You can benefit from the consultation if you:

  • Ask the surgeon about the surgeon’s experience with the procedures recommended. It is very important to know the level of expertise of the surgeon before the surgery.
  • Learn about the risks and benefits of the surgery. It is important to know all the risks, benefits, and expectations of the surgery. Keeping unrealistic expectations can lead to disappointment.
  • Show all the test reports performed previously to the surgeon. This gives the surgeon a brief idea of your overall health. In turn, the plastic surgeon can tailor the surgery according to your needs.
  • Are honest about the medicines that you are taking as well as the medical conditions that you may be suffering from.

Being comfortable with your surgeon and discussing everything about the surgery is crucial for developing trust as well as planning out the procedure in a better way. Having a clear picture of what to expect after the surgery helps you to keep realistic expectations from the procedure. Therefore, it is important to receive services from a qualified and experienced doctor with whom you can comfortably interact. During the first appointment, you should ask as many questions as possible so that you can choose the best surgeon as well as the best procedure to reduce your scars.

Scar revision surgery is a boon for those who want to get rid of scars. It can boost one’s confidence and self-esteem. Additionally, scar revision surgery can help improve function and mobility by treating scars like contractures resulting from burn injuries.

If you are considering undergoing scar revision surgery, you can consult Dr. Shree Harsh of Pinnacle Cosmetic Clinic, Lucknow. Dr. Shree Harsh is a renowned plastic surgeon who uses the latest technology to treat scars. Call us now at +91 80815 98454 or email us at to book a consultation for scar revision today!

Dr. Shree Harsh
Dr. Shree Harsh
Dr. Shree Harsh is a board certified internationally trained Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon. He completed his M.Ch. in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery from G.M.C Nagpur. He has received the international scholarship of Plastic Surgery Educational Network by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in the year 2016-2017. He was awarded the prestigious DAFPRS fellowship by the Dutch Association of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has been trained by Dr.Patrick L Tonnard and Dr.Alexis Verpaele at the MACS lift centre- Coupure Centrum in Ghent, Belgium in both Surgical and non Surgical Aesthetic Surgery procedures during his fellowship period.

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