American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Log In For Medical Professionals
 

Scar Revision

Minimize a Scar

Scar revision surgery will attempt to minimize a scar so that it is less conspicuous and blends in with the surrounding skin tone and texture.

What should I expect during my scar revision recovery?

Progress and healing

The initial healing phase of a surgical scar revision may include localized swelling, discoloration or discomfort and may take 1 to 2 weeks. Healing will continue for several weeks and as the new scar heals it will slowly refine and fade. With dermabrasion, chemical peel or laser resurfacing, you will experience similar conditions at the treated area, in addition to overall sensitivity.

The results will be long-lasting

The final results of your scar revision surgery will be long-lasting, however it may take several months for your final results to become apparent and in some cases it may take a year for the new scar to fully heal and fade.

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there are no guarantees; and in some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.



Logo

Surgeons In Your Area

Gloria Duda Headshot

Gloria Duda, MD

6845 Elm Street Suite 708
McLean, VA 22101-3822

(703) 893-1111

James French Headshot

James French, MD

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

(301) 652-7700

Timothy Mountcastle Headshot

Timothy Mountcastle, MD

44095 Pipeline Plaza Suite 430
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 8583208

Michael Brown Headshot

Michael Brown, MD

45155 Research Place Suite 125
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 726-1175

Haven Barlow Headshot

Haven Barlow, MD

8100 Boone Boulevard Suite 730
Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 4483800

David Berman Headshot

David Berman, MD

14 Pigeon Hill Drive Suite 340
Sterling, VA 20165

(703) 406-2444

Fadi Nukta Headshot

Fadi Nukta, MD

20745 Williamsport Pl Suite 100
Ashburn, VA 20147

(703) 5742588

Morad Tavallali Headshot

Morad Tavallali, MD

8245 Boone Boulevard Suite 540
Vienna, VA 22182

(703) 876-9400

Logo

Patient Care Center