Surgical scars can sometimes heal irregularly and the skin can occasionally become retracted and indented. Dr Wolf uses a simple technique that can even out the scar and make it less visible. Occasionally we also use a small amount of fat transfer to improve the contour of the area.
The tethered scar tissue is gently unpicked and released form the underlying tissue. This allows the skin to spring back to its original position.
Scars have a tendency to stick back down again. By using some fat injected into the space between the skin and the underlying tissue we can minimise the frequency of scar retraction.
Scars from mole excisions, appendix scars and traumatic injuries that are slightly indented and unsightly.
Answer: Often the scar revision is performed at the same time as VASER lipo or Micro-lipo. It can also be performed in isolation. It can take 5-10 mins.
Answer: Yes unfortunately it can, but this is uncommon.
Answer: We use local anaesthetic – only the area is numbed.
Answer: There can be minor bruising which is temporary.
Answer: In most cases this is done as a short day case procedure and you will not require and time off to recover.