Dr. Syed Ahmad is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in oculoplastic procedures, which involve the structures around the eyes including the eyelids, eye sockets and lacrimal system. He has his own practice in Plano and is proud to offer a variety of cosmetic procedures. If you have been looking for an experienced plastic surgeon in the Plano area who can help you with your scars, take a moment to get in touch with Dr. Syed Ahmad and his team.
What Kinds of Services Does Dr. Ahmad’s Practice Offer?
Dr. Ahmad and his team provide a wide selection of both surgical and non-surgical services. He performs both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Some of his services include the following:
• Scar revision
• Reconstructive eye surgery
• Treatments for orbital and eyelid cancer
• BOTOX® injections
What is Scar Revision?
Scar revision is a cosmetic procedure done to minimize a scar or otherwise make it less obvious. It is very often a last resort, for there are less invasive procedures for minimizing scars that could work. If such treatments don’t work, surgery will be the next step. The exact techniques used will depend on the type and size of the scar, among other factors. Our surgeon may remove the scar and replace the skin with skin grafts, skin flaps or artificial skin.
What are Keloids?
Keloids are a type of scar caused by overproduction of collagen. They are smooth and shiny benign tumors that can be quite disfiguring. Keloids may develop months or even a year after the original wound has healed, and they can spread over a much larger area. These scars are notoriously difficult to treat; they have even been known to come back after being surgically removed.
What are Hypertrophic Scars?
Hypertrophic scars are also disfiguring scars caused by an overproduction of collagen. They are thick, raised and ropy-looking, and they are often associated with contractures. Hypertrophic scars can be painful or itchy. Fortunately, most of them can be treated fairly easily.
Addressing Your Scarring
If you have scars and would like to lessen their appearance, make an appointment at the office of Syed Ahmad, MD in Plano. Our surgeon and his team of professionals can help you with scar revision. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!