It is understandable that those who have severe scars on their face often seek cosmetic surgery options. While you can hide other scars on your body, those on your face are impossible to conceal. Severe scarring can even impact your ability to smile, frown and be expressive with your facial muscles. Facial cosmetic or plastic surgery can transform a severely scarred face to make scars less noticeable, often improving a patient’s self-esteem and confidence.
Cosmetic Surgery for Facial Scarring
Whether the scars were caused by an accident, surgery or other causes, every scar and person undergoing cosmetic surgery may have a different experience. Facial scarring is complicated to repair, dependent on the patient’s skin type, age, severity and type and location of the scar. Some less severe scars may be able to be reduced using non-surgical procedures such as laser treatments or dermabrasion. However, for deeper scars, surgical procedures are the most effective.
W-plasty and Z-plasty are two of the common cosmetic surgical options for repairing facial scarring. Other options include direct incision and geometric broken line closure. In some cases, patients may need to undergo one or more of these surgeries to repair their scarring. It is not uncommon for severe scars to receive two or more surgical procedures to get the best results.
It is important to note that although cosmetic surgery can greatly reduce the appearance of scars and help improve facial muscle function, scars cannot ever be 100% removed. However, with the help of an experienced facial plastic surgeon, those with facial scarring can see a drastic improvement in their appearance through cosmetic surgery options. If you have facial scarring that is detracting from your quality of life, seek the professional services of a qualified facial cosmetic surgeon.
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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342