Scar Revision Surgery
Scar revision surgery is performed to minimize the appearance of scars and make them less visible. A scar is skin tissue that forms over a healed wound caused by either injury or surgery. The amount of scarring depends on various factors such as the size and nature of the wound, the location, a person’s age, skin type and pigmentation and heredity. Scars can be unsightly and also cause physical discomfort and restrict the movement of muscles and joints. The surgery can take place at any time—whether the scar is fresh or mature—and can be performed for cosmetic as well as functional reasons.
Dr. Colin Hong, a plastic surgeon with in Toronto, recommends that a scar should be examined in detail and scar revision surgery undertaken only when the best results can be achieved. Depending on the type of surgery, patients are given either local or general anesthesia or sedatives. The surgeon will decide on what is appropriate in the situation. Sometimes a combination of surgery and other topical treatments are used to achieve the desired results, and often depends on the size, nature and location of the scar.
Common of scar revision procedures include: topical treatments to aid wound closure and healing, surface treatments such as laser therapy and dermabrasion, injectable treatments used to fill scars that are concave, skin grafting which uses a thin layer of undamaged skin from another part of the body to cover the scarred area, tissue expansion which “grows” new skin by stretching the skin over an inserted balloon-like device and skin flap surgery which involves cutting flaps of skin around the scar that are then sutured together so that the scar is much less noticeable.
These procedures can help improve or diminish the appearance of surface irregularities, discoloration and abnormal pigmentation, thick hypertropic scars which are raised clusters of tissue that develop over a wound, contractures which are scars that restrict movement because they cross a joint or due to their large size and keloids which are thick and puckered
Recovery From Toronto Scar Revision Surgery
When the Toronto scar revision surgery is performed under local anesthesia, the patient can return home within a few hours of the procedure. Surgery under general anesthesia may require an overnight stay at the clinic or hospital. If the removed scar was large, a pressure bandage may be used over the wound to minimize subsequent scarring. The operating surgeon will decide if regular or dissolving stitches are to be used to close the incisions. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising, which may take between one to two weeks to disappear. The full results from the scar revision surgery may not be immediately apparent for some months.
Toronto patients can usually return to normal activities within a few days, although they should avoid any activities that may cause the skin around the surgery area to stretch.
Dr. Hong is a skilled and highly gifted body-shaping specialist. He provides several sophisticated surgical procedures. Two examples are thigh lift and buttock augmentation in Toronto. He is also a leading authority who specializes in helping liposuction, arm lift and tummy tuck Toronto patients attain the cosmetic results they long for.
Most women receive saline-filled implants which consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt. This type of implant is generally less expensive.
Cohesive silicone gel-filled implants
Recently, new cohesive silicone gel implants have become available to Canadian plastic surgery patients. Silicone gel implants tend to feel more like real breast tissue than saline implants and do not ripple or fold as much as saline implants. The current cohesive gel is less likely to seep, run or shift unlike the older type of liquid silicone implants. The silicone implants have two popular subtypes which are the “Round implants” & the “Tear Drop anatomical implants”.
Silicone Gel implants
With advancement in technology daily, new implants are been still invented under the silicone gel implants. Dr. Hong’s expertise in breast augmentation surgeries is remarkable from performing hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries with great artistic skills. His professional & passionate skills can help you achieve your prospective breast augmentation goals. You need a highly skilled and efficient plastic surgeon to give you your desired rejuvenated figure and Dr. Colin Hong is one of the top plastic surgeons in Toronto.
Frequently Asked Questions
Choosing your desired implant for surgery depends on quite a number of multiple factors which include your native breast dimension (height and width) , projection, rib cage width, body anatomy, volume, the thickness of tissue, how you want the breast to look like after surgery. The most effective way of choosing implant size is to try out sizers from your surgeon while wearing a tight body fit.
In cases of implant weights, the bigger the implants the more they will likely weigh. The size of 100 cc silicone implant generally weighs 0.23 lbs while that of the saline implant with size 100 cc weighs 0.21 lbs. Going bigger in size, a 300 cc silicone implant weighs 0.69 pounds and a pair weighs 1.38 pounds. 300 cc saline implants weigh 0.63 lb and a pair weighs 1.26 lbs. In this case, implants weigh almost the same as the exact amount that an actual breast tissue would weigh.
In most cases, the weight varies slightly depending on the manufacturers. There might be a slight weight variation from different manufacturers.
Whether or not a person performs a breast augmentation, the genetic makeup of the individual has a major role to play in the contribution of breast sag. Factors such as weight (increasing or decreasing), gravity, age, skin elasticity & ethnicity have a lot to do when it comes to breast augmentation sagging. In this case, use a very good supportive bra that will help you to reduce the effect of sagging.
The lifespan of breast implant is not actually guaranteed as it is not predictable when the implant lifecycle will eventually end. In which case, no matter how your counseling process has been with your surgeon before the operation, always bear in mind that you cannot have a breast implant that will last a lifetime.
There is no set expiry date attached to breast implants because there has not been a reason to get them replaced unless there is a possible rupture or have other problems. Most times implants exceed more than 12 years and even last up to 30 years in some cases.
There are quite a number of new implants that have been introduced for breast augmentation and are known as “jelly bean”, “gummy bear”, or “highly cohesive gel” implants that are also available for breast augmentation and they have a firmer feeling, but there are no effective long term results to indicate that they are much better or tend to last longer than the saline or silicone implants.
Breast augmentation is normally performed in our Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. It also has certification by the College of Physicians and Surgeon OHP program.
Since the surgery is under general anesthesia, there is no pain during the procedure.
The greatest period of discomfort for the patient is usually the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours after breast augmentation surgery. Afterward, pains will reduce and there will be no need for too much pain relievers as usual. We do a 24-hour recovery routine that most patients have a very little discomfort after 24 hours. In the case where breast implants are placed in the submuscular position, there will initially cause more discomfort than when it is placed in the subglandular pocket ( in front of the muscle).
In the case of breast augmentation, general anesthesia is commonly used. This will guarantee a painless procedure and also the surgeon can concentrate to deliver his best surgical result.
You can see pre and post-operative result in our office.