Surgical scar revision

Invisible scars thanks to scar corrective surgery

Surgeries, lesions, and burn injuries often leave aesthetically unpleasant and sometimes even painful scars. They can be successfully corrected with a scar corrective surgery. Only in rare cases, the scars have to be removed with a plastic surgery procedure and the skin newly adapted. In most cases, less invasive methods such as treatments with special plasters and creams will suffice.

Scars are a consequence of surgeries, burn injuries and lesions. How a scar will develop, depends on several factors. Among those, the depth and kind of the lesion, the thickness of the skin, the blood supply of the injured area, the course, as well as, the location of the scar. In some cases, the scars may be so extensive that they must be removed with a surgical procedure and the skin newly adapted. But, usually, plasters and gels with silicone, special creams, as well as highly effective mixtures derived from hyaluronic acid will suffice to permanently improve the scarred tissues and eliminate the pain.

Scars may heal differently in different areas of the body

Scars may heal in completely different ways on different parts of the body, and over long periods they may stretch and extend. In your personal consultation, you will be able to find out the most useful, effective, and long-lasting treatment for your scars.

Everything you need to know about scar corrective surgery
  • Duration of the procedure

    Depending on the extent of the procedure between 20 minutes and 2 hours

  • Hospitalization

    Generally, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch performs scar corrective surgeries as ambulatory procedures at Clinic Beethoven­strasse. Therefore, you may return home immediately after the procedure.

  • Anesthesia

    Depending on the findings, local anesthesia or general anesthesia

  • Sick leave

    Depending on the extent of the procedure up to 3 days

  • Risks

    Scar corrective surgeries may cause infections, postoperative hemorrhages, and new, aesthetically unpleasant scars, as well as a feeling of numbness in the treated areas.

  • Postoperative treatment

    The postoperative treatment depends on the chosen therapy for the scars and the extent of the procedure. Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch will give you all the necessary information beforehand. After most surgical procedures, the sutures must be removed between 7 and 14 days. During this time, you should avoid practicing intense sports activities.

  • Costs

    The costs may vary depending on the extent of the procedure and will be agreed upon in advance. The price is inclusive of all services, such as the consultation, the surgery, the anesthesia, the medications, the hospitalization, the follow-up controls, and all potential corrective surgical procedures. Depending on the cause of the scars, the insurance may cover a portion, if not all, of the costs. Our staff at Clinic Beethoven­strasse AG will gladly clarify if your insurance covers any of the costs.

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