Keloid scars can be embarrassing and painful, so you may be wondering if anything can be done to reduce the size and shape of the scars. Fortunately, scar revision surgery can offer you a smaller, less noticeable and less uncomfortable scar. Undergoing any cosmetic surgery comes with some considerations you’ll need to weigh before making your final decision, and you may be curious as to why others have chosen to have their keloid scars revised. While each patient’s reasons are personal, there are some aspects of scar revision you may want to think over as you consider whether this procedure is right for you.
Excessive scarring can hold you back in both your personal and professional life. You may feel shy or inadequate when dating, or you may feel uncomfortable speaking up at work. If you have a career that demands networking and social interaction to succeed, you may feel as if your scars are holding you back. By having your scars revised, you will likely note a rise in confidence and self-esteem. If you’re something of a wallflower, having your scars revised may just allow you to step out of the shadows and take your career and personal life to the next level.
Having prominent scars tends to invite others to comment on them, which may feel like an invasion of your privacy. After all, it’s no one’s business if your scars are from a terrible car accident, childhood acne, a house fire or a work accident, as the origin of your scars is entirely your business. It can be uncomfortable to share about the reason for your scars over and over again. Scar revision allows you to put the incident or incidents behind you once and for all.
Allow Other Attributes to Shine
Being known primarily for your scars can not only be a blow to your self-esteem, but it can also take away from other attributes you’re longing to share. For example, you may want to allow your sculpted physique or bubbling personality to take center stage at last. Having your scars revised will minimize them and allow other qualities to shine through.
Resolve Physical Discomfort
Some larger keloid scars can be uncomfortable, especially if they are rubbed by clothing or exposed to the elements. If you’ve tried conservative measures to no effect, it may be time to consider scar revision surgery. Once the surgical site has healed, you may find the discomfort has greatly reduced or resolved entirely.
Learn More About Your Options for Scar Revision
Seeking revision surgery for your keloid scars is a deeply personal decision with many different facets to consider. If you have questions or would like a professional opinion regarding your individual case, schedule a no-pressure consultation at the office of Syed Ahmad, MD in Plano. We would be delighted to help you reach your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to book your appointment!