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Scar Revision

Minimize a Scar

Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize a scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.

Questions to ask your plastic surgeon

Use this checklist as a guide during your scar revision consultation:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
  • How many procedures of this type have you performed?
  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
  • Where and how will you perform my procedure?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
  • How are complications handled?
  • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my scar revision surgery?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for each procedure and what results are reasonable for me?


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Martin Morse MD

10132 Colvin Run Road Suite F
Great Falls, VA 22066

(703) 757-6190

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Peter Klainer MD

46396 Benedict Drive Suite 330
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(703) 421-6000

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8230 Leesburg Pike Suite 630
Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 506-0300

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Linda Mosely MD

1860 Town Center Drive Suite 310
Reston, VA 20190

(703) 481-1811

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Phillip Chang MD

19500 Sandridge Way Suite 350
Lansdowne, VA 20176

(703) 729-5553

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Roberta Gartside MD

1300 Chain Bridge Road The Magassey Building
McLean, VA 22101

(703) 204-2706

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Andrew Goldberg MD

3222 Navy Drive
Herndon, VA 20171

(703) 264-0904

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5550 Friendship Blvd Suite 130 Center for Plastic...
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

(301) 652-7700


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