Orlando Plastic Surgery Scar Revision Procedures
Scar revision is surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture. Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. The amount of scarring may be determined by the wound size, depth, and location; the person’s age; heredity; and skin characteristics, including color (pigmentation).
Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location. Treatment options vary from simple topical treatments, minimally invasive procedures, to surgical revision based on the degree and type of scarring.
A scar cannot be completely erased but scar revision can improve a poorly healed scar and result in more pleasing cosmetic appearance.
If you have questions about scar removal and treatment, or would like to request a consultation at Dr. Azad’s office in Orlando, please fill out the form below.
What determines if you need an Arm Lift versus Liposuction alone?An arm lift, also known as a brachioplasty, can significantly improve the appearance of arms by removing excess skin that is sagging or apear loose. Liposuction by itself, though frequently done in conjunction with an arm lift, does not correct the issue of excess skin which often is the result of significant weight loss, natural aging, and heredity.
What kind of scars can I expect from an Arm Lift?For an arm lift, the most common incision will extend from the armpit to the elbow, however the location and length of the incision will vary depending on the amount of skin that will be removed, as well as the location of the excess skin flap. Additionally a curved or z-shaped incision maybe be made during the procedure to minimize the appearance of scarring after healing.
What is the expected recovery time for an Arm Lift?Recovery time is highly dependent on the patient and how their body responds to arm lift surgery. Before leaving the center, you will be given specific instructions on how to care for your arms, medications to use, and when to follow-up with Dr. Azad. To reduce swelling, arms need to be elevated when sitting and sleeping. For the first few days, you will need to take sponge baths but showering may resume as soon as the drains come out. Patients are normally able to return to work and light activities after two weeks. After the procedure, light walking is encouraged to help stimulate healing and reduce your risk for blood clots. Exercise and normal activity can resume typically eight weeks after your arm lift surgery.
Where can I see before and after photographs of Arm Lifts?You can see before and after arms lifts results below.