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Scar Revisions in Sarasota With Dr. Kristopher Hamwi

Scars are visible reminders of wounds that have healed. Sometimes, scars can bring up painful memories or even discourage our self-confidence. Even when wounds heal well, they can result in unsightly scars, affecting our appearance. Though scars are the unavoidable results of injury, it’s possible for a skilled surgeon to minimize their appearance and consequences.

As each scar is different, there are many options for scar treatments, including over-the-counter medications, minimally invasive procedures, or even surgical scar revision for some types of scars. Depending on the type of scar and its location, some of these treatment options are not ideal or effective. At Florida Plastic Surgery, you’ll get the best scar revision guidance.

Restoring your appearance with the best scar revision treatment in Sarasota, FL is easier than ever. Contact Florida Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hamwi at (941) 800-2000 or complete our online form today.

What Is Scar Revision – Sarasota?

Scar revision can be surgical or non-surgical procedures that attempt to minimize the appearance of conspicuous scars. These procedures attempt to restore skin’s functionality and correct changes in skin’s appearance due to poorly healed wounds and injuries.

Though scar revision procedures serve to make scars more aesthetically pleasing, it’s impossible to erase them.

Scars come in many different forms and are as unique as fingerprints. They can be conspicuous because of their location, size, shape, color, or texture. Scars may gradually fade over one to two years and become softer and smoother in appearance, but it is unlikely to experience any visual improvement beyond two years.

Types of scars include:

  • Discoloration or surface irregularities — Subtler scars that do not impair function or cause physical discomfort
  • Hypertrophic scar — Thick clusters of raised, red scar tissue, developing at a wound site
  • Keloids — Raised lesions of scar tissue caused during the healing process that can be painful or itchy
  • Contractures — Scars that restrict movement due to skin and underlying tissues pulling together during healing

What Are the Benefits of Scar Revisions?

Regardless of their location, scars can be bothersome. While most scars do not cause physical pain, many can cause emotional distress and serve as unpleasant reminders of past injuries. Scar revision can greatly improve scars’ appearance, enhancing your self-confidence and renewing your emotional health.

While scars can distract from society’s ideal aesthetic, you should only consider scar revision if the scar upsets you. Scar revision is a highly individualized procedure, and you should never aim to change your appearance to please someone else.

What Scar Revision Options in Sarasota, FL, Can I Choose From?

As each scar is unique, the type of scar, size, and location will determine the treatment plan Dr. Hamwi suggests during your consultation.

Treatment options may include:

  • Topical treatments
  • Minimally invasive procedures, such as laser resurfacing, chemical peels, or dermabrasion
  • Surgical revision with advanced wound closure techniques

Why Should I Choose Dr. Hamwi as My Scar Revision Provider in Sarasota?

Dr. Kristopher Hamwi is a board-certified plastic surgeon and an expert in the field of aesthetic plastic surgery. With over 10 years of training through the finest programs in Washington, D.C., Manhattan, and Harvard, Dr. Hamwi mastered a full spectrum of procedures. His dedication to patient results makes him your best choice for scar revision procedures in Sarasota.

Dr. Hamwi’s priority is to help patients gain confidence through aesthetic plastic surgery in the safest, most precise, and most cost-effective manner. At Florida Plastic Surgery, you will find your overall wellness ally in Dr. Hamwi. Because his dedication to his patients is unmatched, Dr. Hamwi will be with you from consultation to post-op.

During your in-person or virtual consultation, Dr. Hamwi will ensure your concerns and goals are addressed. At Florida Plastic Surgery, you’ll never feel pressured. Instead, you’ll feel comfortable, educated, and empowered to regain your confidence.

Before determining your scar revision procedural plan, Dr. Hamwi will examine and evaluate many aspects during your consultation, including:

  • Your scar and surrounding skin in detail
  • Your general health status and risk factors
  • Quality of tissue and skin
  • Allergies or medical conditions
  • Previous surgeries or medical treatments
  • Current medications
  • Your expectations and desired outcome

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Scar Revision?

The type of scar you have will determine the technique Dr. Hamwi suggests for improving the appearance of your scar. However, for all scar revision procedures, ideal candidates should be in good health and non-smokers who:

  •  Have an unwanted scar anywhere on the body
  •  Have no active skin ailments, such as acne or other skin diseases, in the treatment location
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals
Dr. Kristopher Hamwi

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Dr. Kristopher Hamwi has trained for over ten years at some of the world’s top institutions to become one of Florida’s best aesthetic plastic surgeons. Utilizing his exceptional skill, rigorous training, and genuine, caring approach, Dr. Hamwi strives for total patient satisfaction. Ready to partner with Sarasota’s leading aesthetic plastic surgeon?

What Can I Expect During a Surgical Scar Revision Procedure?

1. You’ll meet with Dr. Hamwi and your anesthesiologist approximately an hour before surgery.

2. Once you are safe and comfortable under local or general anesthesia, Dr. Hamwi will begin your scar revision procedure as determined during your consultation. 

3. After creating the new incisions, Dr. Hamwi will remove the scarred tissue.

4. By using advanced techniques for wound closure, Dr. Hamwi will connect your new incisions in a manner that will leave considerably less scarring.

5. Dr. Hamwi will dress your wounds.

The type of scar you have will determine the technique Dr. Hamwi suggests for improving the appearance of your scar. However, for all scar revision procedures, ideal candidates should be in good health and non-smokers who:

  •  Have an unwanted scar anywhere on the body
  •  Have no active skin ailments, such as acne or other skin diseases, in the treatment location
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals

How Soon Will I See My Sarasota Scar Revision Results?

The healing process from a scar revision will depend on your procedural plan. Recovering from a surgical scar revision may take up to one to two weeks, and you might experience swelling that may obscure your results. However, over the next few weeks, your new scar will heal and begin to fade.

While your surgical scar revision procedure will produce long lasting results, it may take months for the results to become noticeable. In some cases, new scars may take a year to fully heal and fade.

Other scar revision processes, such as dermabrasion, chemical peels, or laser resurfacing, should heal within a week. However, skin sensitivity may persist for a couple of weeks.

With any scar revision treatment, it is essential to thoroughly follow Dr. Hamwi’s instructions regarding activities, cleansing, and sun exposure to ensure optimal results from your scar revision procedure in Sarasota.

Ready for Smoother-Looking Skin With Scar Revision in Sarasota?

Reclaim your appearance and boost your confidence with scar revision at Florida Plastic Surgery. Get ready to fall in love with the long-lasting results from the best scar revision doctors in Sarasota, FL.

Restore your appearance with the best scar revision in Sarasota! Contact Florida Plastic Surgery at (941) 800-2000 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation today.

Sarasota, FL, Scar Revision Procedures FAQs

Due to the highly unique nature of scars and the revision process, scar revision procedural costs depend on your needs. Dr. Hamwi will provide an estimate for a more accurate scar revision cost in Sarasota, FL, during your consultation.

During your scar revision procedure, you will be under anesthesia, so you should not feel discomfort. Be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. Hamwi during your consultation.

For answers to all your questions about scar revision in Sarasota, contact Florida Plastic Surgery at (941) 800-2000 or fill out our online form today!