Keloid and Scar Revision
Dr. Chase Lay is not only a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who largely performs cosmetic procedures, but he is also a very experienced trauma and reconstructive surgeon. His treatment of keloids and scars for patients is one of his most filling procedures. Sometimes scars are simply treated with steroid and 5-fluorouracil injections, but most times significant scarring is treated with either surgical correction or using the stem cell content of fat grafting from the abdomen. Sometimes fat grafting for the treatment of scars is performed prior to any surgical intervention to improve the quality of the collagen and scar tissue beneath.
In many cases, significant hypertrophic scarring and keloids cause symptoms for patients including itching and pain. With larger cases of hypertrophic scarring or keloids on the extremities or chest sometimes staged, or multiple, procedures are required. Every patient has a different problem and different tissue quality requiring a customized approach to their particular issues with scar tissue. Some cases are simple single-stage treatments which are particularly true for scar tissue of the pinna of the ear. However, many other cases require more than one treatment whether it be surgical or non-surgical, so the patient and Dr. Lay work together as a team to help the patient reach their goal and get the best results possible.
Very few scars are 100% removed particularly on the extremities or chest. However, scar tissue around the ear or in the cartilage of the ear can be very treatable with excellent results given the surgery is performed properly and thoroughly. Keloids of the ear appear simple but the scar tissue is often and multiple tissue planes including cartilage, subcutaneous tissue, and skin. This requires a facial plastic surgeon with significant experience operating on the face in both cosmetic and reconstructive capacities.
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