Even the smallest scars can have a profound impact on a patient, and that is especially true of scars that are visible on the face. Dr. Rodwell understands the tremendous importance that visible scars have on a person’s emotional well-being and development in addition to the functional problems that can arise from scar tissue.
Dr. Rodwell provides a variety of techniques aimed to minimize the appearance of scars at the time of an injury or to improve the appearance of older scars from a previous injury or surgery. He offers these services to adults and children.
Why consider Scar Revision?
Scar Revision can:
- Improve the appearance of unsightly scars
- Release scar tissue that is painful or causing disfigurement
- Profoundly improve the stress associated with having a scar on the face
Dr. Rodwell’s Approach to Scar Revision
Patients must have patience. Dr. Rodwell treats each case of scar revision as a highly individualized treatment that is best approached with a well thought out plan. In some cases several smaller procedures are needed to slowly but steadily get to a more pleasing end result.
Dr. Rodwell has had the privilege of helping hundreds of patients restore a sense of normalcy following trauma, cuts, deep lacerations, and other injuries. Whether performed at the time of the injury or at a later date such as in the case of scar revision, these procedures have the ability to make a profound impact on your quality of life..
For the patient, being well-informed and understanding your options is an extremely important step in getting a clear understanding of the surgical plan and forming realistic expectations of what can be achieved over time.
There are a variety of treatment options ranging from non-surgical, to minimally invasive, to more complex surgical procedures. Most of these can easily be performed in the office, but some patients, especially young children, should have procedures performed with sedation to minimize stress and any potential discomfort.
What to Expect After Scar Revision
Scar revision usually requires minimal downtime, but that varies depending on what needs to be performed. As with other procedures there may be some mild bruising, swelling, and soreness after scar revision. The degree of these symptoms will depend on the extent of your procedure.
Dr. Rodwell will tell you how to care for your scar immediately after any procedures and also what to do for long term continued improvement. He will also do everything possible to make your recovery comfortable.
Scar revision requires a strong relationship between you and your surgeon, and regular follow-up examinations will be scheduled.
If you are considering scar revision in Charleston, contact Dr. Rodwell today to discuss your candidacy.