Doctors Edward Buckingham and Erin Smith offer Scar Repair solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley, TX. Scars may result from injury, acne or previous surgery related to excision of benign or malignant tumors. 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.
Dr. Buckingham feels that successful facial plastic surgery results from the development and maintenance of 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 patients specific concerns will be addressed.
Prospective patients are encouraged to call the office to schedule an appointment at their earliest convenience.
Frequently Asked Scar Repair Questions
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.
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.
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.
Scar repair procedures are often performed in the office setting or at an outpatient surgical center depending on the particular procedure that is performed.
The recovery after a scar repair procedure will depend upon the particular procedure that is performed. Some amount of swelling and bruising may occur after surgical procedures while laser treatments may result in redness and mild swelling. Patients should plan on decreased activity for some period of time.
The form of anesthesia required for your scar repair procedure will depend on the particular technique that is used. It can vary from local in the office to general anesthesia in the outpatient surgery center.
The length of your recovery after a scar repair procedure will depend upon the particular procedure that is performed. In general, however, you can expect about one to two weeks of recovery before returning to work after your scar repair procedure.