Patients usually go home the same day. They return one week after surgery for wound check. The second postoperative visit is 6 weeks after.
Keloid scar is purple color raised and wide scar that can results from many factors including infection, bad wound healing, harsh tissue handling and improper suturing technique. Certain anatomic areas such as middle of chest, sternum, shoulders and ear lobes are more prone to keloid scaring than other anatomic areas. Asian and African are genetically predisposed to keloid and hypertrophic scaring.
Treatment for Keloid scaring ranges from Steroid injection, surgical intralesional excision, pressure technique, hydration therapy, silicone sheet (sica care sheet) and radiotherapy.
The treatment is customized to the patient’s scar type (unsightly scar, wide scar, hypertrophic scar or keloid scar) and anatomic position.
Commonly patients require multimodality treatment for the management of their keloid scaring.
What are the risks associated with this procedure?
Plastic surgery, like any surgical procedure, carries inherent risks and potential complications.
Please read our Risks and Complications of Plastic Surgery page.
For more details about Scar Revision contact the office today on 1300 004 008.