Injuries and medical procedures can leave behind large, raised, and discolored scars. Fellowship-trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Prem Tripathi performs scar revision surgery in Livermore, CA, to help San Ramon and Dublin-area men and women reduce visible scarring.
How Is Scar Revision Surgery Performed?
Dr. Tripathi uses multiple approaches to surgically minimize the appearance of a scar, typically while you are under local anesthesia or light sedation.
- Z-Plasty: This method reorients a scar to help it blend in with surrounding tissues or disguise it along a natural crease.
- W-Plasty: This method breaks longer scars up into shorter, less visible sections to help camouflage it.
For smaller or more superficial scars, we may recommend a nonsurgical approach, such as laser skin resurfacing or dermal fillers. Dr. Tripathi will discuss your options with you during your consultation to select the least invasive option for your concerns.
What Is Scar Revision Recovery Like?
Recovery time varies, but you can expect some swelling in the area for 1 to 2 weeks. The area will continue to heal, and your refined scar will continue to flatten and fade for several weeks following your procedure.
How Much Does Scar Revision Cost?
The cost of scar revision varies from person to person, depending on the recommended treatment approach. Following your consultation with Dr. Tripathi, we will provide you with a personalized pricing estimate. Financing is available through Enhance Patient Finance.
Interested in learning more about scar revision in Livermore or scheduling a consultation with Dr. Tripathi? Please request a consultation online or call (925) 579-2510. We look forward to hearing from you.