When I was born,there was a problem with my intestines,so the doctors had to cut open my abdomen and solve the problem.The problem is solved but it has left me with a huge scar on my abdomen.Can this scar be removed?If yes,how much will it cost?
yes, its called scar revision surgery is which is meant to minimize a scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture. the price for scar revision can vary widely. some surgeon’s cost for scar revision may vary based on his or her experience, the type of procedure used, as well as geographic location. Many plastic surgeons offer patient financing plans, so be sure to ask okay. the cost may contain surgeon’s fee,hospital or surgical facility costs,anesthesia fees,prescriptions for medication,post-surgery garments,and medical tests.
Most health insurance plans will not cover scar revision surgery, related complications or another surgery to revise the appearance of your scar. You must carefully review your health insurance policy.
When choosing a plastic surgeon for scar revision surgery, remember that the surgeon’s experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.
there is also a risk for getting this procedure.
- Bleeding (hematoma)
- Delayed healing
- Anesthesia risks
- Change in skin sensation
- Damage to deeper structures including nerves, blood vessels, muscles and lungs can occur and may be temporary or permanent
- Allergies to tape, suture materials and glues, blood products, topical preparations or injected agents
- Skin contour irregularities
- Skin discoloration and swelling
- Skin sensitivity
- Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
- Pain, which may persist
- Possibility of revisional surgery or staged procedures.
if you decide to get the surgery be sure to ask questions, it’s very important to ask your plastic surgeon questions about your procedure. It’s natural to feel some anxiety, whether it’s excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don’t be shy about discussing these feelings with your plastic surgeon.
if you want to learn more about scar revision surgery go to plasticsurgery.org.
hope this helps. before you thing about getting this surgery you should do alot of research about this and really think about it.