Scar revision surgery minimizes the appearance of a scar, so it blends in with the skin tone and texture that surrounds it. The treatment may include plastic surgery, topical treatments, or minimally invasive procedures.
Board-certified surgeon, Dr. Cecil Yeung has spent years providing beautiful and natural scar revision treatment results to countless men and women in Houston, Texas.
Is the procedure right for you?
Scar revision treats patients seeking to correct scars and other imperfections in the skin that cannot be removed through non-surgical approaches.
At the Yeung Institute, we treat the following conditions:
- Keloid scars
Common among people with darker skin tones, keloids are an overgrowth of scar tissue formed during recovery and can limit mobility and movement.
- Contracture scars
Burns cause contracture scars. They can tighten skin and affect your ability to move if they impact muscles and nerves.
- Hypertrophic scars
Hypertrophic scars are raised red scars. They are typically confined to the area of your body that was injured, so they don’t usually affect movement.
- Acne scars
Acne scars are the result of blemishes and come in many types, from deep pits to angular shapes.
What is the cost of Scar Revision?
At the Yeung Institute in Houston, Texas, the cost for scar revision surgery ranges from $500 – $1, 200. The final price is determined by factors such as the type and size of the scar to be removed and miscellaneous medical expenses, including anesthesia use. An accurate quotation will be provided during your consultation.
The Yeung Institute accepts cash, all major credit cards, and personal checks. Most scar revisions are considered cosmetic surgeries, but health insurance providers may cover the procedure costs if the revision is deemed medically necessary. We also provide personalized financial aid plans to assist our patients with their needs.
How is the procedure performed?
Scar revision is an outpatient procedure that often takes 30 minutes – 1 hour to perform. Local anesthesia is used for relatively quick procedures, while more complex surgeries may require general anesthesia.
Our surgeons utilize numerous techniques to produce results, including:
The most common scar revision technique, the Z-Plasty involves cutting away the original scar along with two arms at each end that forms a Z-shape.
Scars that are too straight will be incised in zigzags. This new scar is more irregular but hides better due to the shape being harder to follow than a straight scar.
A variation of W-Plasty that makes the incisions less jagged. It is often used for contracture scars.
- Geometric Broken-Line Closure (GBLC)
Another variation of W-Plasty that is reserved for larger, more irregular scars. The regular zigzags of the W-Plasty are replaced by a random pattern that is even harder to see when healed.
Before surgery, incision points are first marked. Your surgeon then performs the corresponding incisions to correct scarring once anesthesia has been successfully administered. The remaining skin is then tightened and closed with dissolvable sutures for a thinner, more aesthetically-pleasing scar.
Topical creams and a sterile bandage may be applied immediately to begin the healing process.
What can you expect from the recovery?
Surgical scars will heal, and final results will begin to manifest after six weeks, although the healing process will continue for months after that. While care must be taken to avoid touching or bending your new scar for two weeks, you may return to work immediately.
However, localized swelling and bruising will last for one week, which can be controlled through the use of prescribed skin cream.
Where can I find the Best Scar Revision Surgeon in Houston?
Dr. Cecil Yeung crafts life-changing results within the advanced facilities of the Yeung Institute. He offers patients in Houston and its surrounding areas freedom from their unsightly or painful scars, whether it’s from previous surgery or old injuries.
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Scar Revision Q&A
- Will a raised scar flatten?
Yes, because the scar tissue will likely be removed along with the old skin.
- What is the best over-the-counter scar removal product?
This depends on the type and location of your scar. We offer our patients Obagi scar removal products that are proven to be effective. If these products do not achieve your desired results, there are various surgical options available for your needs.