What can a surgeon do to influence scar formation?
Skilled surgeons can influence the quality of the scar by choosing the optimum position and orientation of the scar during surgery.
For instance, a vertical scar in front of the ear will be a good scar, while a transverse scar across the cheek will be a poor scar. Our Surgeons aim to keep the scar as short as possible and to repair the wound with appropriate stitches. Any conventional stitch through the skin will need to be removed early to avoid stitch marks. In many areas of the body the Surgeon will choose use dissolving suture materials under the skin, thus avoiding stitch marks altogether.
Any signs of slow healing or infection are treated promptly by our expert team. Prolonged redness or raised keloid scars are treated early, as well as patients with olive or darker skin may develop extra pigmentation around the scar, called post-inflammatory inflammation (PID). Why are we so passionate about scar management at the Cadogan Clinic?
At the Cadogan Clinic we are passionate about scar management. This is because with due care and consideration, a far superior outcome can be achieved on a patient by patient basis, if the right process is adopted from the outset of treatment and the right treatments applied.
We have the skills in-house to dramatically improved patient outcomes, and we are passionate about delivering them to the widest possible audience via our programme.
Scars are unique to the individual and circumstance in which they are formed – they are technically the body’s natural way of healing from an injury. Scar revision procedures are able to deliver excellent results where scarring is especially noticeable and prominent.
For patients who are looking for a non-surgical treatment to reduce unwanted fat, SculpSure™ is an FDA approved laser treatment which works by heating up and destroying fat cells in targeted areas, known as lipolysis.
Obstetricians are clever at creating high-quality Caesarian Section scars, but cannot avoid all potential problems. They try to place the scar transversely low on the abdominal wall below the bikini line.