Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are the unavoidable results of surgery. Your surgeon’s time, suturing-style and post-procedure products have a lot to do with how your scars will heal and ultimately affect your appearance.
In the cosmetic surgery industry, many doctors often cut corners in an effort to have shorter surgery times to create higher profit margins. This can often mean surgeons are delegating large portions of the surgery to a surgical assistant so the primary surgeon can begin the second side as the surgical assistant is finishing the first side. This “behind the curtain” detail is rarely made known to patients; however, it can play a significant role in decreasing predictability in the outcome and increasing complication rates. Dr. Constantine performs 100% of his procedures himself and does not delegate portions of the surgery to others to shorten surgery time. Dr. Constantine would prefer to be less profitable, in trade of lower revision and complication rates and higher patient satisfaction.
Scar Revision Surgery
Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly, or disfiguring. Scars may be noticeable due to their size, shape, or location; they can also be raised or depressed and may differ in color or texture from the surrounding healthy tissue.
Scar revision surgery will attempt to minimize a scar so that it is less conspicuous and blends in with the surrounding skin tone and texture. Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
At times, scarring can also be minimized using laser technologies. Depending on the scar, C02 fractional skin resurfacing laser treatment or Venus Viva™ radio fractional treatments are both non-surgical solutions for skin resurfacing that correct signs of skin damage and improves the appearance of surgical scars. Talk to your surgeon for their recommendation about the best solution to improve the look of your scars.
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