Revitalize Your Skin With Scar Revision in NJ

Although complete scar elimination is not always possible, Dr. Aydin specializes in scar revision techniques that significantly improve the texture, tone, size, and range of motion of scars, making them less noticeable in how they look and feel on the body. Most insurance plans may cover scar revision if it’s deemed medically necessary to alleviate symptoms such as pain or restriction of movement. 

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What Is Scar Revision?

Scar revision surgically improves the condition of a scar anywhere on your face or body. This technique varies depending on the scar's type, size, and location and may involve simple topical treatments, minimally invasive procedures, or complex surgical revisions. Dr. Aydin employs a variety of methods tailored to each scar's characteristics, combining his surgical expertise with advanced techniques to enhance the overall aesthetics of the skin.

Are You a Candidate for Scar Revision?

You might be a candidate for scar revision in New Jersey with Dr. Aydin if you have a scar that affects your appearance or causes physical discomfort. During your consultation, Dr. Aydin will assess your scar, discuss your health history, and determine if scar revision is appropriate for you. He will outline the risks involved and tailor a treatment plan to address your scar so you get as close as possible to your desired outcome. People who benefit most from this surgery are those with scars that have the following characteristics:

  • Raised or hypertrophic, causing discomfort or itchiness
  • Contracted, leading to restriction of movement
  • Noticeably discolored or unsightly
  • Causing significant psychological distress

Why Choose Dr. Aydin?

Dr. N. Bill Aydin is a double-board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon known for his unparalleled commitment to excellence in every aspect of patient care. Renowned for his empathy, expertise, and artistry, Dr. Aydin embodies the rare blend of a meticulous perfectionist and a compassionate healer. If an opportunity arises to refine results further, he will spend the additional time necessary to ensure optimal outcomes.

Dr. Aydin holds prestigious board certifications from both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, a testament to his extensive training and commitment to excellence in his field. This dual certification not only highlights his broad expertise but also places him among the top 7% of all practicing physicians in the United States as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

His surgical prowess extends beyond cosmetic enhancements, with significant experience in reconstructive surgery, including complex procedures like replantation and burn recovery. This background provides him with a profound ability to restore both function and form, ensuring that each surgical outcome preserves the structural integrity of the body while meeting aesthetic goals.

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Types of Scars

Scars vary widely in their appearance and impact. Here are some of the most common types.

Keloid Scars

As a result of an aggressive healing response, keloid scars extend beyond the original injury site, often growing larger than the initial wound. They can be thick and raised and, in some cases, may restrict movement due to their size and location.

Contracture Scars

Typically occurring after burn injuries, these scars cause the skin to tighten, potentially affecting mobility. Contracture scars can be particularly severe, extending deep under the skin's surface and possibly affecting underlying nerves and muscles.

Acne Scars

Acne, a prevalent skin condition, especially among teenagers, can leave behind scars when severe. These marks are a lasting reminder of past breakouts and can range from mild to significantly disfiguring.

Hypertrophic Scars

Like keloid scars, hypertrophic scars are raised and red, standing out against the surrounding skin. The main difference is that they are confined to the boundaries of the original wound.

What to Expect During the Procedure

Dr. Aydin performs scar revision under appropriate anesthesia, which may range from local to general, depending on the scar’s extent and location. Standard scar revision therapies often combine various treatments such as injectable dermal fillers, topical applications, and surface techniques like chemical peels, laser or light therapies, and microneedling. For deeper scars, surgical removal of scar tissue may be necessary, employing advanced techniques such as skin grafting, skin flaps, or tissue expansion. These methods sometimes involve multiple surgical stages or procedures to ensure the best possible outcomes and minimize future scarring. The procedure’s duration varies but typically lasts from one to several hours.

Scar Revision Recovery in NJ

After scar revision, patients may experience localized swelling, discomfort, or discoloration, typically lasting 1-2 weeks. The new scar will continue to heal and fade over several weeks, with full results expected within a year. Most patients can resume normal activities within a few days, though strenuous activities should be avoided for at least four weeks.

Post-treatment care is crucial for optimal healing. Patients should clean, dress, and apply ointments to the wounds as instructed by Dr. Aydin. During the first week after treatment, you must avoid hot showers and baths. Instead, take brief, warm showers of around 10 minutes to minimize irritation. Refrain from rubbing or picking at the treated area so that the skin can heal.

Medications and supplements should be taken exactly as prescribed. Alcohol and smoking should be avoided the week following the treatment to aid the healing process. To achieve the best results, diligent sun protection is essential throughout the healing period. Any discomfort, tingling, or tightness typically resolves within a month after the surgery.

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Scar Revision FAQ

How long is the procedure?

The length of a scar revision surgery varies, generally ranging from one hour to several hours, depending on the complexity of the scar.

What are the risks?

While generally safe, scar revision carries potential risks like infection, bleeding, and anesthesia-related complications. Dr. Aydin will discuss all possible risks and how they are minimized prior to the procedure.

When can I resume exercise after scar revision?

Patients are usually encouraged to engage in light activity soon after surgery to promote circulation. More strenuous physical activities should be avoided until the scar fully heals, typically around four to six weeks post-procedure.

Will my insurance cover scar revision surgery in New Jersey?

Coverage for scar revision depends on whether it is considered medically necessary. Dr. Aydin’s team will assist you in understanding your insurance benefits and obtaining coverage if applicable.

Ready to Experience Lasting Relief?

There’s no better time than now to heal the discomfort of scars of the past. If you’re ready to take the next step, complete our 100% HIPAA-compliant e-consultation. Submit your form today, and our surgical coordinator will contact you to provide a detailed price quote and answer any questions. Don’t wait to improve your skin and finally experience lasting relief—start your transformation now with Dr. Aydin’s scar revision in Paramus, NJ.

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