Scar revision is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed by BAAPS /BAPRAS registered Cambridge University Hospital plastic surgeons at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital. The consultant you choose will be responsible for both your surgery and after care, with support from our team of dedicated cosmetic surgery nurses.
What is scar revision surgery?
If you have scarring which may have been caused by burns, injury, surgery, acne or chickenpox, there are many options available to improve its appearance. People are often very conscious of visible scars and their self-confidence may be affected as a result.
About the scar revision or scar reduction procedure
Treatments such as laser therapy and micro dermabrasion may be used to remove the top layers of skin. When the new skin grows back it is smoother than before, and the appearance of the scar is normally reduced. Surgery may also be an option depending on the type and severity of your scarring.
Scar treatments do not guarantee complete removal of the scar, but aim to make it less obvious. They can also help to reduce tightness caused by the scar tissue. The colour and type of your skin, your age and the type of scarring influence how much improvement you can expect.
Scar revision usually takes between 30 minutes and an hour. It is normally performed as a day-case procedure often under local anaesthetic. This means that you will be awake, but the area will be completely numb. Sometimes, scar revision performed under general anaesthetic, where you are asleep during the procedure.
When you receive scar revision treatment at Spire you will have the procedure performed by an experienced specialist in the safe and comfortable surroundings of a private hospital.
As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly before you decide to proceed. Your specialist will explain the results you can expect, and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.
Scar reduction treatment from Spire Cosmetic Surgery
With Spire Cosmetic Surgery you can select to see the consultant surgeon of your choice at a time that suits you. Read more about why Spire is the trusted choice for cosmetic surgery. You can be assured of our commitment to the highest healthcare standards.
How much does scar revision or reduction cost?
If you would like to know the price for scar reduction or removal simply call your preferred Spire location to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser, send us an online enquiry or request a callback and we will be in touch.
How can I find out more about scar revision treatments?