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Scar Revision

San Antonio scar removal surgery drastically minimizes the visual appearance of a facial laceration scar. A facial laceration is a cut or tear in the soft tissue of your face or neck. Neck and facial scarring is often the result of severe acne, trauma, injury, or surgery like skin cancer resection. Scarring may also occur as a result of previous plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, rhinoplasty, necklift, or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Scars that occur as a result of injury or surgery often visibly remain after the wound has healed.

Poor healing may result in unsightly and disfiguring scars. Even wounds that heal well may leave a noticeable scar. Facial scarring may cause significant functional problems for patients when located close to the lips, eyelids, ears, or nose. Repairing this damage requires a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with expertise like Dr. Kenneth Yu, who will evaluate the damage of the facial laceration, its severity, and work with you to recommend the best course of action.

Who is a Candidate for San Antonio Scar Removal Surgery?

Healthy men, women, and children seeking to minimize a small or large scar on the face and /or neck may be excellent candidates for scar revision surgery. Younger patients may be candidates based on various factors, including medical history and emotional maturity. During a consultation, an experienced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon like Dr. Kenneth Yu will work with you to help determine the best course of action that will deliver the most appealing results.

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What is Recovery Like from Scar Revision Surgery?

Scar revision may be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and severity of the case. Dr. Kenneth Yu practices only the most state-of-the-art techniques and a variety of treatment modalities to resolve any functional and cosmetic impairment. Results will be almost invisible in appearance. More complicated deformities may require a series of separate treatments.

Scar revision surgery of the face and neck is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return home after only a few hours. Mild redness and discomfort are common for 7 to 10 days following surgery, depending on the severity of the case. Healing will continue over time as the new scar heals and fades in appearance. Additional skin care treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels will help improve cosmetic results. Dr. Kenneth Yu will discuss options with you and answer any questions about scar revision during your consultation.

Scar revision surgery of the face and neck is an art. Those patients considering scar revision surgery should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. Dr. Kenneth Yu is double Board certified in both Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology). Dr. Yu is one of the few San Antonio Plastic Surgeons with the expertise to offer patients the best cosmetic result while protecting proper function and movement of their face and neck.

*This content was reviewed by Dr. Kenneth Yu, a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in head and neck surgery (otolaryngology). His practice — Dr. Kenneth Yu Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery — proudly serves the San Antonio and Austin communities.