What is Scar Revision?
Scars can serve as a timeline of our lives, bearing witness to everything from childhood bike races to celebratory cocktails taken too far. But despite their existence as reminders of the good and bad times, scars can not only leave us feeling self-conscious and impede us from feeling and looking our best, but can also affect our functionality, depending on the area that is scarred. There are a number of ways to lessen the appearance of scars and increase functionality so that we feel more comfortable and confident.
If your scar is painful or itchy, causes you to feel embarrassed or self-conscious, is in a location that impedes movement or function, or causes uncomfortable friction, you may want to seek out scar revision surgery or treatment. Certain surgical procedures may also leave behind uncomfortable scars, and you may find yourself seeking treatment for things like a tummy tuck scar revision or c-section scar revision.
Treating scars is not a one-size-fits-all approach and depends on the type and severity of the scar. Treatments exist on a range, and can include everything from non-surgical procedures to minimally invasive surgery. On one end, there are topical treatments, which include gels, tapes or methods of compression. These approaches tend to aid in wound healing and pigment reduction. Dermal filler injections are also an option for indented or depressed scars, and need to be treated regularly to maintain results. Steroid injections can also be used to improve the look and size of scars. Other moderately invasive treatments include laser treatments, chemical peels and dermabrasion. These treatments work by reducing uneven pigmentation or removing the top layers of skin to reduce the appearance of scars.
On the other end is surgical excision, where an incision is made along the current scar, the scar tissue is excised, and a precise method of wound closure is utilized in a layered approach to prevent excess skin tension.
Does Insurance Cover Scar Revision?
Typically, health insurance will not cover scar revision surgery or treatments, though you should always check your policy to be sure. Scar revision costs will of course vary by treatment, type of scar and your choice of doctor, so it’s important to do your research to ensure you’re receiving the best possible treatment for your budget. If surgical scar revision is your recommended treatment, Dr. Barrett has a carefully curated postoperative scar regimen to ensure the least possible reminder of your scar remains.
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BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS
Female, 26 yo, Latina
Bilateral Scar Revision to areolas
Remove Breast Implants and Scar Revision; Revision Liposuction Abdomen; Revision Liposuction Thighs- Inner; Revision Liposuction Mid-Back (Bra-strap); Revision Liposuction Lower Back; Revision Liposuction Hips; Fat Transfer to Breasts; Revision Liposuction Super pubic area
Amount Transferred: 810cc to each breast
Liposuction Area: 300cc back, 850cc left flank, 600cc right flank, 650cc left thigh, 500cc right thigh, 850cc abdomen,
Bilateral breast scar revision