A scar is a visible sign that remains after a wound has healed. With good plastic surgery and a year’s time to mature, scars are usually unnoticeable.
When skin has been cut open, the amazing body begins to heal itself and form a scar. It takes two weeks for scar tissue to start to be deposited, six weeks to be completely deposited (strong) and 52 weeks to be completely mature (flat, soft, and white).
Some scars are the unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Vitamin deficiencies or poor health may contribute to poor healing. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Scars may be noticeable due to their size, shape or location; they can also be raised or depressed, and may differ in color or texture from the surrounding healthy tissue.
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.
At Sentinel Plastic Surgery our treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:
- Simple topical treatments
- Minimally invasive procedures
- Surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure
Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased.
A lipoma is a non-cancerous lump formed from fat cells which have begun to multiply. They may be noticed first as a slight thickening under the top layer of skin. As they gradually enlarge, lipomas may become unsightly, may be sore or painful, and may get in the way of shirt collars, sleeves, etc. Many patients want them removed simply because they are a nuisance.
Since they are an abnormal growth under the skin, insurance companies almost always cover the cost of their removal.
With a simple in-office procedure, Dr. William Frazier at Sentinel Plastic Surgery can remove lipomas using local anesthetic.
Make your appointment to discuss the area of concern and we will give you our best opinion if revision can achieve improvement. Call us at 706-439-6486 in Blairsville, GA.