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Scar Revision

Scar revision cannot eliminate scars, but it reduces their appearance significantly. Z-plasty and W-plasty are two reliable and commonly used scar revision techniques. Non-surgical techniques are often used in conjunction with surgery. Skin grafting and tissue expansion may be additional options. There are several scar revision techniques available. Where the scar is on your body and how it got there…

Surgical scars

If you’re turning to plastic surgery to look younger and prettier, you might be disappointed to learn that many procedures leave a scar. Though many often don’t think of cosmetic surgery as "true surgery," certain procedures can be rather invasive and may leave several scars. Lucky for you, there are things that you can do to minimize scarring after surgery.…

c-section scar healing

The darker your skin, the thicker your c-section scar might be. Most doctors agree that surgery shouldn’t be your first option when treating C-section scars. If you plan on having more children, it is best to not have the scar addressed surgically and you should stick to non-invasive treatments. Some surgeons consider laser treatments to be the most effective of…

wound dressings

Wound healing follows a very distinct pattern of four phases. Proper hygiene, a healthy diet, and the right amount of exercise are all critical components of your recovery. Following your plastic surgeon’s instructions will help expedite wound healing and avoid complications. Speedy recovery after plastic surgery depends strongly on your lifestyle habits, choice of plastic surgeon, and actions pre- and postsurgery.…

Healing Self Harm Scars

You may have heard the adage, “every face tells a story.” Scars can also tell stories, even when you want to keep those stories to yourself. Many people feel self-conscious about extensive scarring. That’s why so much effort and research has been poured into scar removal techniques. However, people whose scars are the result of deliberate self-injury may find it…

Motherhood, as they say, is a blessing. However, pregnancy can leave your body with issues like weight gain and, if you had a cesarean section, the dreaded c-shelf. If you recently gave birth by cesarean section, you might have noticed a puffy pouch of loose skin resting on or just above your surgery scar. This is what's known as the c-section…

Kim Phuc

New scar treatments helped Kim Phuc heal, both physically and emotionally. We spoke with six professionals to learn more about these recent medical advances. Searing hot napalm falling from the air, burning a naked 9-year-old Vietnamese girl running from her village, as captured in Nick Ut's Pulitzer prize winning photograph from June 8, 1972  - Kim Phuc miraculously survived this…

Plastic and reconstructive surgeons often play a critical role in transforming the lives of people who have been victims of unfortunate accidents, such as burn injuries. Fortunately, there are a number of procedures surgeons can use to assist with the physical and cosmetic limitations of burn-damaged skin, vastly improving their patients' quality of life. Being a burn victim can have…

bride of frankenstein

With Halloween just around the corner, we asked cosmetic procedure experts who their favorite horror movie characters are, and what makeovers they would perform to help them reveal their true inner and outer beauty. Pennywise the Clown Pennywise is a real beauty product snob - you'll never catch him using pharmacy-bought concealer, lipstick, or hair dye. And have you seen his perfectly shaped…

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