Top 3 Reasons to Have Reconstructive Surgery on Facial Scars

Published on: September 27, 2018

Many people have scars on their face that impact their quality of life. Anytime the skin is damaged, scar tissue forms. While small scars can fade, larger scars from incisions, trauma or burns can be very pronounced, even grow over time. Experienced facial plastic surgeons can perform scar revision surgery to minimize the appearance of scars and improve other aspects of the face. Here are the top three reasons to consider reconstructive surgery for large facial scars.

  1. Self-confidence. Discolored or raised scars on the face can make you feel self-conscious and affect your confidence. While you may be more aware of your scars than others, if it makes you feel less confident, it is worth the investment to reduce the appearance of your scars to improve your self-confidence.
  2. Facial expressions. Some scars are deep and thick, which can affect the muscle movement in the face. This can impact your facial expressions, disfiguring your face when you smile, frown or talk. Reconstructive surgery can improve the fluidity of facial movement for more natural expressions involving the mouth, brows, nose and eyes.
  3. Growing scars. Some scars can grow instead of fade. Keloids are a type of scar that can grow and become more pronounced over time. Surgery is needed to remove the scar tissue and improve the appearance and function of the skin.

Not all scar revisions require surgery. Smaller scars can be faded or softened using cosmetic treatments through a plastic surgeon, such as laser therapy, dermabrasion and chemical peels. For larger scars, reconstruction surgery can transform the appearance and function of the face, giving you back your confidence for a higher quality of life.

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Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
(404) 936-6665

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