Scar Revision Plastic Surgeon
Facial scarring often has a powerful psychological and emotional impact. When your skin becomes damaged, the body’s own natural processes kick in to heal the wound, often leaving a scar. Scars can also be the result of severe trauma, acne, infection, burns or even previous surgeries. These highly noticeable marks can be a source of embarrassment and make the individual self-conscious about their appearance.
Scar revision is one type of reconstructive surgery offered by Dr. Eric Cerrati at his offices in Salt Lake City and South Jordan, Utah. The overall goal of scar revision surgery is to rework the scar tissue so it can be made less noticeable. It is important to note that every facial scar is unique. Some patients may require more than one scar revision surgery to make the necessary corrections. Timing is also a critical factor, and most scars can be revised after 9-12 months to allow the scar to fully develop and mature.
Advanced Utah Scar Revision Techniques
Dr. Cerrati takes many factors into account when performing scar revision plastic surgery. The nature and placement of the scar, the patient’s age and skin type all contribute to how the scar must be revised. In addition to aesthetic concerns about scars, they can also affect facial functions like smiling, blinking and even eyelid function.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Cerrati, he will determine which treatment is appropriate for your facial scarring. These are common facial scar revision procedures Dr. Cerrati can use:
- Direct Excision
- Geometric Broken Line Closure
- Laser Therapy
Before deciding which treatment will best correct your scars, Dr. Cerrati will thoroughly examine them and learn about their cause. He will also explain the ins and outs of a scar revision procedure and what you can expect. You can be confident that you are in the care of the most extensively trained and credentialed facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the area.
For more information about scar revision plastic surgery and to schedule a scar revision consultation with Dr. Cerrati, contact our South Jordan or Salt Lake City offices today for an appointment.