Plastic Surgery and Scarring

Dr. Jugpal Arneja, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACS, FRCS, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon, discusses scar removal.

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Dr. Jugpal Arneja, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACS, FRCS, Pediatric Plastic Surgeon, discusses scar removal.
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Featuring Dr. Jugpal Arneja, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACS, FRCS


Duration: 1 minute, 5 seconds

Plastic surgeons wish that there was absolutely no scar associated with their surgical procedure, but unfortunately scarring is permanent.

And there are strategies that we can employ to try to help with scarring. We try to hide them in certain anatomical areas, we try to hide them in the mouth or in the nose if we can, but if you look closely there’s always a scar.

And so we use meticulous technique with respect to the caliber of the suture, and we often try to bury the suture under the skin. We often also suggest different strategies to care for the scar after the operation.

Although wound healing and scar maturation are unpredictable there are strategies that the plastic surgeon can employ, including laser therapy and surgical scar revision to help your scar.

You should speak to your medical professional, either your primary care physician or your family doctor and they can make referral to a plastic surgeon to better assess that scar and determine whether or not there's any therapies or strategies that the surgeon can employ to improve the scar.

Presenter: Dr. Jugpal S Arneja, Plastic Surgeon, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Plastic Surgeon

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