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Scar correction

Scar tissue can form after skin damage from such things as surgery, an accident or a burn. Some scars become thick (hypertrophic), wide or grow around the original scar, creating wild flesh (keloid). As a result, the scars are undesirably noticeable. This excessive scarring is especially common in people with dark or light, reddish skin tones. There is an increased risk of scarring in certain parts of the body, such as the shoulders and breastbone. Using scar correction, we make scars less noticeable by reducing, shrinking or relocating the scar tissue.

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Confidence in Blooming

  • Safe environment
  • Reliable aftercare
  • Quality over quantity
  • Experienced specialists

The treatment process

What is the treatment process for a scar correction?

Anesthesia

Local anesthesia

Operation duration

30 – 60 minutes

Recovery time

3 – 7 days

Before you visit for a scar correction, you will visit the clinic for an initial consultation. In this consultation you meet the plastic surgeon in charge, with whom you discuss your wishes. The plastic surgeon will look at your scar and discuss your options, as well as the entire course of treatment and the risks and possible complications associated with the surgery. After all, it is still a plastic surgery treatment. Thus, proper preparation is important so that you know exactly what to expect.

A 100 euro consultation fee is charged for a consultation. These will be deducted from the final price of the treatment.

We correct scar tissue in several ways. The most common correction technique is surgery. After local anesthesia, the plastic surgeon makes an incision with a knife and removes the scar. After removing the scar, the wound is sutured with thin sutures. This creates a new scar, however, a surgical knife gives a “prettier” scar than, say, a “laceration. Sometimes the plastic surgeon closes the wound using a w- or z-shape to make the scar so irregular. In some cases, to correct the old scar, it is better to opt for injections, laser treatment or dermabrasion. In the latter technique, a small grinding roller is used to smooth the scar.

After the scar correction, you may go home immediately to recover. Be sure to arrange transportation, as you will not be allowed to drive yourself after the procedure. The bandage around the scar must remain in place for the first few days, then you will tape the wound with a plaster. Depending on the method of treatment, you will need to come in for a check-up one week after treatment and for possible removal of stitches.

To promote recovery and for the best possible results, we recommend that you follow our aftercare recommendations. For example, avoid direct and indirect sunlight for the first time. We also recommend using Staudt scar cream to support recovery. Please note that the scars may be thick, red, itchy and even painful for a longer period of time after the procedure. This is a natural reaction and part of the recovery process, so do not be alarmed by this. After seven to 10 days, you may carefully camouflage the new scar with makeup.

Thanks to a team of experienced specialists, Blooming Clinic has accumulated extensive experience in correcting scars over the years. Despite our expertise and experience, we believe it is important that you, the client, are always aware of the risks and possible complications.

Complications in scar surgery are very rare. Still, as with any treatment or surgery, there is a small chance of complications, such as:

  • Infections
  • Post-bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Tissue dying
  • Senseless skin
  • Allergic reactions
  • Dissatisfaction with the result

We discuss the risks and complications in detail in the consultation prior to treatment.

Smoking

For any surgical procedure, smoking can have a negative effect on outcome and recovery. In addition, smokers are more likely to have complications than nonsmokers. Smoking constricts blood vessels and can cause problems with wound healing. Stop smoking six weeks before to six weeks after treatment to reduce the risk of post-operative bleeding.

What does a scar correction cost?

At Blooming Plastic Surgery, we understand that the cost of scar surgery is an important part of your decision to undergo this treatment. That’s why we offer scar surgery at a reasonable price, with a focus on delivering high-quality results and excellent patient care.

The cost of a scar correction at Blooming Plastic Surgery starts from $650. This includes all costs associated with treatment, such as consultations, the surgical team, anesthesia and aftercare. The exact amount may vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and your individual needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After the procedure, you may experience pain symptoms. Painkillers such as paracetamol will ease the pain. Make sure you have the painkillers at home before undergoing the procedure. Scar cream can also relieve pain.

Anyone with an unwanted and noticeable scar is eligible for a scar correction. Scar correction is possible in almost any part of the body; however, the attending plastic surgeon will determine beforehand whether a realistic goal can be achieved with the procedure.

From the day after the procedure, the scar is allowed to get a little wet. So a short shower is not a problem. However, for the first six weeks, you should not bathe, swim or go to the sauna.

Plastic surgeons will reduce the scar as much as possible, but making the scar disappear completely is impossible. Often a new scar will appear after the operation, which, due to the surgeon’s care, is many times less noticeable than the original scar. In the intake interview we discuss the expected result with you.