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surgery of scars. by Lewis, John R.

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Published by Blakiston Div., McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Cicatrix.,
  • Surgery, Plastic.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 189-195.

The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 201 p.
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17839563M

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The purpose of this book is to discuss available treatments for scars and analyze their mechanisms from an international perspective. Scars are now receiving considerably more attention internationally, because the topic of patients’ quality of life of patients has gained in importance.   The issue of achieving esthetically pleasing surgical scars has gained prominence in recent years, with the emergence of the concept of the “imperceptible scar,” which is expected by patients of not only cosmetic but also reconstructive surgery. Current research in reconstructive surgery focuses on obtaining high-quality results in the minimum number of steps, with a view to “doing it Author: Gustavo E. Prezzavento. Surgical Scar Revision Matthias B. Donelan Benjamin Levi Curtis Gaball KEY POINTS All injuries to the skin that significantly damage the papillary dermis result in scars. Scars are not inherently bad, they are an essential part of life. Scar revision improves scars by favorably altering their characteristics, not necessarily by excising them. A Book of Scars is the third book in the Cathal Breen and Helen Tozer series set in the s. In this outing, it’s Tozer has left the police and Breen is recovering from being shot. While recuperating Breen starts to secretly investigate the violent murder of Tozer’s sister five years previously/5(81).

  Scar revision surgery — Surgical scar revision is a less intense form of surgery that doesn’t involve removing the scar completely. Instead, it adjusts the scar to reduce its visibility by making it blend in more with your skin. The options listed above are among the most common strategies for dealing with scars. Aroamas Professional Silicone Scar Sheets, Soften and Flattens Scars Resulting from Surgery, Injury, Burns, Acne, C-section and more, Soft Silicone Scar Strips, 3"×", 8 . When the short-term effects of surgery – such as oozing wounds and incision pain – have long faded, an unseen complication, surgical scar tissue, may be lurking beneath the skin. Excess scar tissue, layers deep, can significantly reduce function and movement months after surgery. And on the skin’s surface, visible, lingering scars might be noticeable enough to really bother. scar – the emotional scars that no one else sees. The scar is a constant reminder of the event that would be best forgotten, such as a car accident, fire, emergency surgery, dog bite or skin cancer. In these cases, it’s easy to understand why some people would go to great lengths to diminish a scar .

Scar Revision Surgery. For contracture scars, surgery generally involves removing the scar tissue entirely. The surgeon then lifts a flap of adjacent healthy, unscarred skin and moves it to form a new incision line. Where a flap is not possible, the surgeon may opt for a skin graft. A graft involves completely detaching a section of skin tissue. After experiencing surgery, you will likely have an incision or scar site to care for at home. The way that you care for your incision can mean the difference between clean healing and an ugly scar. A healing surgery wound that reopens or becomes infected slows the healing process and puts you at risk for a surgery scar.   Treatments include surgery to remove the scar, steroid injections, or silicone sheets to flatten the scar. Smaller keloids can be treated using cryotherapy (freezing therapy using liquid nitrogen). Scar appearance improves with time, and the final result is generally evident 6 months after surgery. Fairer-skinned individuals generally have lighter-colored scars than individuals with darker complexions.