Scars can form either from the result of a normal healing process after an accident, trauma, surgery or acne, or can be the result of an over-exuberant abnormal healing response. Several layers of skin are typically affected. Scars, once formed, are typically permanent, can often be disfiguring, and sometimes can diminish function –as seen with contracture scarring. People are affected in many ways by scars and there is often a significant emotional component to this injury. Dr Yeh performs Scar Revision procedures to make scars less visible – to restore normal function and a more pleasing appearance.
Scar Repair in Orange County and Irvine
Scar revision involves a surgical or non-surgical procedure to improve or reduce the appearance of scars, to restore function and to correct skin changes/disfigurement caused by injury, trauma or previous surgery. There are several techniques and procedures used for scar revision. During you personal consultation, Dr. Yeh will determine which procedure is appropriate for you.
WHY SCAR REVISION?
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR SCAR REVISION:
Any man, woman or young person with a strong desire to correct problems resulting from raised or depressed scarring, contour irregularities, poor orientation lines and/or color mismatch – are usually good candidates. You should be in otherwise good health and have mature, realistic expectations when considering any cosmetic surgical or non-surgical procedure.
Dr. Yeh believes that the initial consultation is most important and should be done face to face with your surgeon. After listening closely and carefully to your concerns, Dr. Yeh is able to do a critical evaluation and make the correct recommendations to address your specific needs. It is during the consultation that you both arrive at a mutual understanding and trust which enables Dr. Yeh to tailor the treatment plan that is best suited to you – not somebody else.
There are several types of scars but these are the most commonly treated:
Hypertrophic Scars are those that occur within the boundaries of an incision or wound. They are typically thick, red and have an overall raised appearance.
Keloid Scars resemble hypertrophic scars somewhat in appearance, but differ because they grow outside (beyond) the boundaries of the incision/wound. Keloids are generally found on earlobes, shoulders and over breastbones, and are more common among patients with darker skin types.
Contracture Scars usually result from loss of skin over a larger body area. They are the most severe class of scars and are often the results of burns.
Several techniques, procedures and products are used today in Scar Revision treatments. Dr. Yeh will discuss this in-depth with you and determine which is best suited for your condition and needs. Possible options include steroid applications/injections, silicone gel sheets, Z-Plasty and other tissue-rearrangement surgical techniques, dermabrasion, skin grafts, injectable fillers, and laser resurfacing.
His skilled hands & extensive knowledge – combined with an artistic eye & experience enables Dr. Yeh to achieve the most natural looking results possible.
CHOOSING A FACIAL PLASTIC SURGEON
Surgery is a serious decision – many times it is life changing. Choosing a surgeon who is qualified and able to achieve the right outcome is critical. Dr. Yeh is a Board Certified surgeon with fellowship training in Facial Plastic Surgery – which means he has many extra years of cosmetic and reconstructive surgical training and experience beyond the norm. He has focused on and is specialized in all procedures of the head and neck. This does not guarantee a certain outcome – but can ensure you that he is a skilled expert and highly qualified to perform your chosen procedure.
You can trust your face to this facial plastic surgeon!