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Doctor insights on: Scar Revision Recovery

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Will smoking affect my recovery scar revision & mole removal?

Will smoking affect my recovery scar revision & mole removal?

Yes: Smoking causes poor wound healing after any invasive procedure such as surgery, laser resurfacing, liposuction, etc..., including scar revision and mole removal, resulting in worsened scarring. In addition to lung cancer, smoking is also known to cause premature wrinkling and aging of the skin. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What is the recovery time for scar revision surgery?

What is the recovery time for scar revision surgery?

Months: Most scars are durably healed in 4-6 weeks. But studies have shown the average time for complete scar maturation (become soft, pale, and flat) is 7 months. Some individuals with genetic tendencies for hypertrophic scarring will take 1-2 years or more for their scars to settle down. Keloid-formers (also genetic) may have ongoing scar thickening and widening, which is why keloids are hard to treat. ...Read more

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What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

What is recovery like after scar revision & mole removal?

Varies by size: Small mole will heal within a few weeks . Larger areas may require some restriction of activity to minimize scarring. Discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after scar revision & mole removal?

What health conditions threaten a successful recovery after scar revision & mole removal?

Immunosuppression: In addition to diabetics, patients who are immunocompromised (ie: hiv, organ transplants, chemotherapy for cancer, etc.) also have slower healing and increased risk of infection. ...Read more

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Is scar revision a real thing?

Is scar revision a real thing?

Absolutely: Depending on the location and the type of scar. Scar revision can enhance or sometimes even alter the scar and make it less conceivable to the eyes. ...Read more

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When is scar revision appropriate?

When is scar revision appropriate?

Scars are permanent: While scars are permanent, there are different treatments that can help minimize, fade or hide surgical scars. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what your options are. ...Read more

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Can scar-revision be dangerous ever?

Can scar-revision be dangerous ever?

Unusual: It is generally a straightforward procedure, but it has risks as do all operations. Take the time to get all of your questions answered satisfactorily before proceeding. ...Read more

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To what extent does scar revision cost?

To what extent does scar revision cost?

Depends: There are several ways of treating scars from over the counter remedies to seeing a plastic surgeon for surgical repair. The sixe of the scar is also a factor. ...Read more

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Please define what is scar revision please?

Please define what is scar revision please?

Scar improvement: Scar revision can include a wide variety of treatment options. By the strict definition, scar revision involves removing an unsightly scar and replacing it with a less objectionable surgical scar. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D., f.A.C.S. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I prepare my child for scar revision?

How do I prepare my child for scar revision?

Surgery in children: The psychological preparation is the most important part. Explain to him/her in non threatening terms the whole process and emphasize that there will be little to no pain. Offer a reward for after surgery as well. Medically speaking no special preparation is needed, just avoid any Aspirin or Motrin as it increases the risk of bleeding during surgerey. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scar Revision (Definition)

Various techniques including surgical revision, steroid injection, and abrasion, meant to improve the appearance and/or ...Read more


Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more