The correction of highly visible and unattractive scars is an important part of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery. Scars have multiple causes, e.g. burns, accidents, prior surgery or skin affections like acne, and result from lesions to the skin that reach beyond the deep layer called “dermis”, as disruption of the highly organized fibers at this level leads to an repair process of the skin, leading to a scar.
The greater the area of injury, the longer the time of non healing, like in infections or chronic skin irritations, and the bigger the distance between the healing skin edges, the bigger the resulting area of scar tissue will be. For this reason, scar correction is based on the principle of replacing scar tissue with normal textured skin and minimizing the final scar.
This can be achieved in some cases by a simple scar excision, mobilization and adaptation of the skin and resuturing with very fine stitches to reduce the scar a minimum. In more complex case we have to move the scar to a less visible area, change it direction, transplant skin from less visible areas of the body, especially in burn scars, or create new skin by skin expansion to replace the scar tissue.
Many of this procedures can be performed with local anesthesia as only the skin is affected, for larger areas or skin expansion treatments with expanders a stay at Ocean Clinic Marbella and some anesthesia might be necessary.
In this video Dr Kai Kaye explains the Scar Revision or Scar Correction Treatment. Dr Kaye from Ocean Clinic Marbella with Elena Paganini from Marbella Cool TV about the treatment and the results of Scar Correction. Scar Revision or Correction. The correction of highly visible and unattractive scars is an important part of reconstructive and aesthetic surgery.
This interview took place at Ocean Clinic Marbella in 2014.
Scar Correction of an Abdominoplasty Scar by Excision. Before and After Scar Correction. Scar Revision, the correction of highly visible and unattractive scars performed by Dr Kaye Ocean Clinic Marbella.
95% of scars can be improved, but scars such as burns, scalds, keloid or very large scars may not be suitable for correction.
Small tattoos can be removed surgically if they are placed where there is some movement in the skin, to enable the surgeon to bring the edges closely together, but you would have a scar afterwards.
No, scar correction can be done in our clinic in Marbella on an outpatient basis, using local anaesthetic.