Scar Revision

Plastic Surgery Scar Revision in Farmington and Hartford County

Scar revision is a plastic surgery procedure Dr. Seeley performs to improve the condition or appearance of a scar anywhere on the face.  The degree of improvement scar revision can achieve depends greatly on the severity of scarring, and the scar type, size, and location. In some cases, a single technique may provide significant improvement. However, Dr. Seeley may recommend a combination of scar revision techniques to achieve optimal results such as topical treatments, injectable treatments, surface treatments, and excisions.

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Types of Scar Revision Techniques

  1. Topical Treatments: These include silicone gel or sheeting to soften and flatten scars over time. Other topical treatments may include creams or ointments containing corticosteroids or vitamin E.
  2. Injectable Treatments: Injectable fillers, such as hyaluronic acid or collagen-based fillers, can elevate depressed scars and improve their appearance. Steroid injections may also reduce inflammation and flatten raised scars.
  3. Surface Treatments: Procedures like dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and laser treatment can help resurface the skin, reducing the visibility of scars by promoting collagen remodeling and skin regeneration.
  4. Excision: In cases where a scar is large, wide, or deep, surgical excision may be recommended. During this procedure, scar tissue is carefully removed and the wound closure technique profoundly reduces the formation of new scars.

Scar Revision Healing Stages

The healing process following treatment typically progresses through several stages, including inflammation, tissue formation, and remodeling. Patients are advised to follow post-operative care instructions carefully to optimize healing and minimize the risk of complications. The timeline for scar revision healing stages is unique to each patient due to the nature of the scar, treatment, and desired results.

Ideal Candidates

Is a scar bothering you and making you feel self-conscious? Do you have unsightly surgical scars as a result of a c-section, breast lift, or scars acquired due to injuries? Good news! You may be an ideal candidate, providing that you meet certain criteria, including overall good health, no medical conditions that may negatively affect treatment, and realistic expectations.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Seeley to assess the scar and discuss whether scar revision surgery is the best solution. He will examine the scar severity, type, size, and location and devise a treatment plan specific to you.

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Benefits of Plastic Surgery Scar Revision

  • Smoother, clearer skin appearance
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Restore functionality and mobility
  • Overall improvement in quality of life.

Risks and Side Effects

While scar revision treatments are generally safe, patients can expect some side effects such as swelling and tenderness. Potential risks include pigment changes, infection, scarring, and allergic reactions. Dr. Seeley will discuss these risks during the consultation and provide personalized recommendations based on the patient’s medical history and individual needs.



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Jean SalazarJean Salazar
19:02 29 Oct 23
My experience going to see Dr. Brook Seeley and getting a procedure was honestly the best experience I’ve ever had! From his staff at the desk, to Kim the coordinator, all the way up to Dr. Seelwy himself, I had a great experience even though I was so nervous and not knowing what to expect. He was so beyond professional, kind, friendly, and took all the time in the world to explain everything step by step, answering each and every one of my questions, and not pushing me to get the procedure or any of that fluff that other doctors do. It was an amazing experience. Thank you Dr. Seeley.

Why Choose Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Seeley is a board-certified specialist in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology and is skilled in scar revision techniques. Patients receive personalized attention and care from the moment they reach out to us, to post-operative follow-up.

Our advanced technology and facilities ensure safe and effective procedures, while our surgeons focus on achieving natural-looking results. We are committed to delivering outstanding outcomes for complete patient satisfaction, without compromising care. Look forward to a smoother skin appearance, book your appointment now.

Frequently Asked Questions

This differs since the cost depends on the scar type and size, and recommended procedures. Dr. Seeley can provide a personalized quote based on your needs and treatment plan during an in-person consultation at our Hartford office.

Our patients find scar revision surgery to be an investment in their quality of life. Having said this, any cosmetic treatment requires you to be certain of the results you desire. Also, the motivation behind treatment should be for your benefit, not because a friend or family member wants you to get rid of your scar.

In some cases, the procedure may be covered by insurance if it is deemed medically necessary to improve function or alleviate symptoms related to the scar. However, coverage can vary depending on the patient’s insurance plan. We recommend you check with your insurance provider or contact our office, our staff are more than happy to offer guidance.

The procedure is typically performed under anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort during the procedure itself. Pain management options are discussed during consultation to ensure patients know what to expect during the healing process.

While some minor procedures may be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation, more extensive procedures may require general anesthesia to ensure comfort and safety.

After the procedure, patients should follow the recovery care instructions provided by Dr. Seeley. This may include keeping the treated area clean and protected, applying prescribed medications or ointments, and avoiding excessive sun exposure. Follow-up appointments may be necessary to monitor healing progress and address any concerns.

This can vary depending on the extent of the procedure and individual healing. While some patients may resume normal activities within a few days, others may require more time for recovery. We will provide specific guidance on activity restrictions during recovery to optimize outcomes.

No surgeon can guarantee specific outcomes. Dr. Seeley, however, is committed to providing the highest quality care and will work closely with patients to achieve the best possible results.

The need for a second scar revision depends on the type of scar, its location, and the patient’s healing response. While some patients may achieve satisfactory results with a single treatment, others may require additional sessions to optimize outcomes.

Alternative options are discussed pre-, and post-treatment as scar revision procedures may require alternative alternative treatments, or further evaluation to identify underlying issues.

About author - Dr. Brook Seeley

Dr. Brook Seeley

Dr. Brook Seeley has worked in medicine for over 27 years and founded Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery in Farmington. Dr. Seeley studied at the University of Rochester, is double-board certified, and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeries.

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