Scars may result from injury, acne or previous surgery related to excision of benign or malignant tumors or congenital malformations. Regardless of the mechanism of scar production, most scars can be camouflaged through various surgical techniques. Dr. Buckingham has years of experience in the refinement of scars. Depending on the type of configuration to the scar, various techniques would be recommended including surgery to reorient and conceal the scar, and various laser and cutaneous resurfacing techniques.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Buckingham recommends a private patient consultation utilizing the assistance of computerized digital imaging.
In addition to excellent surgical technique, Dr. Buckingham feels that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of a good rapport between the patient, the surgeon and his staff during the consultation and future appointments. The consultation will include a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to bring about the desired results and all questions relating to the patient’s specific concerns will be addressed.
Prospective patients are encouraged to call the office to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
Find answers to Scar Repair questions in Dr. Buckingham’s Q&A.
Q – What is scar repair?
Scar repair refers to various techniques which may be used to camouflage scars resulting from injury, acne or prior surgery. These techniques may include surgery to conceal or reorient the scar, laser therapy, and cutaneous resurfacing techniques.
Q – Who is the best candidate for scar repair?
Candidates for scar repair are in good physical health and have realistic expectations for the improvement of a scar that may have occurred from injury, surgery or acne. It’s important that patients understand that most scars cannot be completely removed and that the goal of scar repair procedures is often to minimize the scar’s appearance. A private patient consultation with Dr. Buckingham is the best way to determine if a scar repair procedure is right for you.
Q – What can I expect during a consultation for scar repair?
During your consultation for scar repair, Dr. Buckingham will meet with you and perform a complete facial analysis. He will closely examine your scar to determine the best procedure for your specific case. Dr. Buckingham will also be sure to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about the scar repair procedure.
Q – Where are scar repair procedures performed?
Scar repair procedures are often performed in the office setting or at an outpatient surgical center depending on the particular procedure that is performed.