Scar revision plastic surgery is performed at the best in class Upper East Side plastic surgery practice in NYC by our top board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Umbareen Mahmood. Scar revision plastic surgery by our Ivy League trained plastic surgeon is a procedure that minimizes the appearance of an unsightly scar by correcting the size, color, texture, and contour. to help it blend in better with the surrounding healthy skin. Dr. Umbareen Mahmood uses the latest techniques and technology to minimize scarring and maximize results!
- We offer virtual and in-person scar revision consultations.
Scars are a result of a wound that has healed. Scars can be due to injury or surgery. Poor healing can result in scars that are obvious, disfiguring, painful, or restrict movement. Sometimes healed skin can result in abnormal scars, called hypertrophic scars, or keloids, in which the scar is raised and extends beyond the area of injury, creating firm scar tissue that can not only cause pain and itching but can be unsightly
“I was so insecure about my keloid scars on my face. I was referred to Dr Mahmood because my friend told me she specializes in ethnic skin types and would be the best doctor to help me with my scars. Dr. Mahmood did the best job at reducing my scars. They are no longer raised and ugly and are barely noticeable. Im so grateful for her and the staff at the Upper East Side location in NYC. They are truly the best!” ~ RealSelf
Scar revision plastic surgery can have almost no downtime and most patients can return to work the next day!
Scar revision plastic surgery can be done at our Upper East Side plastic surgery location in NYC under local anesthesia, IV sedation, or general anesthesia. This depends on the type of scar, the extent of surgery required, and patient preference.
The technique used to improve the scar will be determined based on the type of scar you have:
- Simple Scars: In these cases, the scar can be removed completely and the incision closed meticulously with a thin fine line, minimizing the risk of poor scarring. Another technique used is dermabrasion. In this, a device is used to remove the upper layer of skin, stimulating new healthy skin growth. This technique is used to remove superficial skin irregularities.
- Large Scars: Larger scars, such as burns or those caused by serious injury, necessitate a more extensive approach since the goal is both to improve the appearance of the scar, as well as correct the constriction, or tightness, of the scar and its effects on the surrounding skin. In these cases, more comprehensive reconstruction techniques may be needed, including a skin graft or the use of tissue flaps, which involve transferring healthy skin and tissue from other areas into the wound.
- Keloids: Keloids are challenging to treat because of their high rate of recurrence. Multiple treatment options are available including pressure, silicone gel patches, corticosteroid injections, surgery, and radiation therapy. Small keloids, or those in early stages, can be treated with less invasive options such as corticosteroid injection and silicone patches. Larger, or more persistent keloids, require combination treatment of surgical excision followed by radiation therapy, and this will be discussed in detail with you and Dr. Mahmood at your consultation at our Upper East Side location.
Results are noticed immediately after surgery!
Dr. Mahmood is a best in class highly qualified Ive League trained, board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with experience in scar revision plastic surgery. Her skilled approach, coupled with advanced technology, leads to excellent results for patients desiring an improvement in the appearance of their scars.
A scar revision plastic surgery consultation is necessary to determine if scar revision plastic surgery is right for you. During your scar revision plastic surgery consultation with the board certified plastic surgeon at our Upper East Side location in NYC, Dr. Umbareen Mahmood will work with you to determine the appropriate procedure to help you achieve your goals. Contact us today to book your scar revision plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Umbareen Mahmood at our Upper East Side location in Manhattan, NYC, and be one step closer to your plastic surgery goals.
Our plastic surgery practice is dedicated to protecting your health and helping you achieve your cosmetic plastic surgery goals by providing superior patient care every step of the way, from the first consultation through the recovery period. We believe in making plastic surgery a comfortable fit for your budget and offer a variety of flexible financing options, including CareCredit™. Our in-office patient coordinator is happy to work with you to find a compatible payment option.