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Scar Revision Surgery ​

Scar Revision & Removal In Cyprus

An injury, burn, trauma or surgery can cause the formation of visible scar tissue on the skin.

Skin scars can pose a toll on people’s confidence and self-esteem, while some scars may even cause pain apart from frustration to patients.

The good news is that there are efficient and permanent scar revision surgical treatments that can reduce the appearance and size of scars and protect them from hyperpigmentation.

Types of Scars

  • Acne Scars

Active acne breakouts leave behind enlarged pores and scars that make people lose their confidence and even avoid social interactions.

  • Keloid Scars

Keloid scars are thick-raised scars that extend beyond the original injury. They are formed on the shoulders, cheeks, earlobes or chest. Even though keloid scars are not harmful, they cause emotional distress to patients.

  • Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars are formed due to excess collagen production at the injury site, but do not extend beyond the original wound (unlike keloid scars). They usually continue to thicken for up to 6 months.

  • Contracture Scars

When a large skin area is damaged and lost, the skin “shrinks,” becomes tight and restricts movement in the affected area. This scar type is called contracture and is typical to patients with burn injuries. Contracture scars might move deeper into the skin, affecting muscles, joints, tendons and nerves.

Scar Revision Treatment

The right diagnosis and clinical evaluation are necessary for treating the scars properly. Dr. Stavrou uses a number of different surgical techniques and modern medication to improve the look of scars and repair any functional impairments related to them.

The procedure is done under topical anesthesia, although light sedation might also be necessary for treating bigger scars. In some cases, a staging procedure is essential for successful scar treatment, but that depends on the size of the scar.

Recovery After Scar Revision Surgery

Recovery depends on the extent of the scars and the complexity of plastic surgery. Patients can return to their routine activities within 1-2 weeks after surgery.

The appearance of the scar will improve gradually during the first 6-8 weeks, while final results will be visible after 6-12 months.

Skincare and sun protection are necessary during the healing period.

Where Will Scar Treatment Take Place?

Dr. Stavrou performs reconstructive plastic surgery for scars in accredited medical centers in Cyprus (Nicosia and Limassol), Greece (Athens) and Malta (Sliema).

The procedure takes place in a safe and sterile operation room. The surgeon uses the most advanced medical equipment for reconstructive plastic surgery. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in reconstructive procedures. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for all of his patients.

After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the medical staff.

The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in an exclusive and luxurious environment.

What our patients say!

Rhinoplasty. Dr. Stavrou did an excellent job with my nose, the results are incredible, as good as the ones he has posted on his social pages. I had no pain after the surgery, no complications, everything went smoothly. The recovery was very fast, like 3 weeks. Dr. Stavrou was very kind and professional, I felt very comfortable with him and his team. I trusted him since the first meeting. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Natalie Arsalide
Natalie Arsalide
April 18, 2022.
Dr.Stavrou goes above and beyond to be helpful throughout the whole experience. Overall I am very happy with my results as it is everything I envisioned and more.
Roberta Mifsud
Roberta Mifsud
March 24, 2022.
Edit: I thought I'd add to my review after 1+ year post operation! I got my nose done by Dr Stavrou 27 months ago. The results are beyond excellent and I couldn't ask for better service from the doctor and the team! For anyone who's wondering, almost all of the swelling and bruising was gone after 2 weeks and my nose currently looks like it did about a month after the operation. I highly recommend him!! Old review: Today is the 10th day after my rhinoplasty with Dr Stavrou. Dr Stavrou operated on me following a functional rhinoplasty performed by my otolaryngologist. It was a painless experience and the results have exceeded my expectations! It hasn't affected my daily activities apart from the fact that I was not allowed to work out excessively. The swelling and bruising has almost disappeared completely. The results are excellent and I finally have a nose that complements my face. Not to mention the entire team was very helpful! Thank you so much Dr Stavrou!
Christina Kakoulli
Christina Kakoulli
March 4, 2022.
Ήθελα εδώ και χρόνια να κάνω μείωση στήθους και η αλήθεια δεν το τολμούσα. Είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια για τον Δρ. Δημήτρη Σταύρου και το αποφάσισα. Είναι ένας εξαιρετικός γιατρός αφοσιωμένος στην δουλειά του και με επαγγελματισμό σου δίνει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα. Για μένα το αποτέλεσμα είναι ένα μικρό θαύμα νιώθω υπέροχα! Γιατρέ σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια και με την καταπληκτική σου δουλειά να κάνεις χαρούμενους ανθρώπους.
Demetra Demetriou
Demetra Demetriou
February 7, 2022.
After years of not feeling so confident , due to my breast size I met Dr. Stavrou and from my first consultation I knew he was the right doctor for my procedure. Totally calm and assertive , he guided me to the correct choice, resulting in a perfect outcome making me feel not only extremely confident now but also natural ! I highly recommend him to any women who is facing similar issues. Dr Stavrou thank you once again !!
Tekla Madar
Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
Η περίπτωση μου ήταν λιγότερο συχνή και διαφορετική από αυτές που ακούμε στην καθημερινότητά μας. Μεγάλες αυξομειώσεις βάρους (40-50 κιλά) μετά από δύο βαριατρικές επεμβάσεις για αντιμετώπιση της νοσογόνου παχυσαρκίας, με αποτέλεσμα την υπερβολική χαλάρωση του δέρματος σε πολλά σημεία του σώματος. Είχα την τύχη να ακούσω για το Δρ. Σταύρου από φιλικά άτομα, και όταν αποφάσισα να επισκεφτώ πλαστικό χειρούργο ήταν ο πρώτος που πήγα και εκεί άκουσα και έμαθα για το body contouring. Ακολούθησαν πολλά ραντεβού, άπειρες ερωτήσεις, απορίες και φόβος από την πλευρά μου. Όλες οι απαντήσεις του Δρ. Σταύρου άμεσες και ειλικρινείς, ακόμα και αυτές που δε μιλούσαν για βελτίωση όπως ήθελα να ακούσω! Καμιά απάντηση δε δόθηκε απλά για να μου «χαϊδέψει» τα αυτιά. Ο ίδιος με παρότρυνε να επισκεφτώ και άλλους πλαστικούς για να ακούσω και άλλες γνώμες. Τελικά, ήταν ο μόνος που με έπεισε, ο μόνος που μπορούσε να καθησυχάσει το φόβο, το άγχος και την αγωνία μου και ο μόνος που είχε απάντηση σε ότι τον ρωτούσα και έτσι ακολούθησα το ένστικτό μου και επέλεξα τον Δρ. Σταύρου για να προχωρήσουμε μαζί σε όλο αυτό που αποφάσισα να κάνω. Ήξερα από την αρχή ότι τα χειρουργεία θα ήταν πολύωρα και αυτό με φόβιζε περισσότερο αλλά ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που με την ηρεμία του με καθησύχαζε. Σε περίοδο έξι μηνών υποβλήθηκα σε δύο πολύωρα χειρουργεία. Η μετεγχειρητική μου πορεία και στις δύο επεμβάσεις ήταν η καλύτερη δυνατή και η ανάρρωση πολύ πιο εύκολη από όσο περίμενα και από όσο προετοιμάστηκα ψυχολογικά να αντέξω. Όλα όσα μου είπε ο Δρ. Σταύρου για τη μετεγχειρητική πορεία, τον πόνο και την ταλαιπωρία, δεν ειπώθηκαν απλά για να με «παρηγορήσουν» να μη φοβάμαι και να μην ανησυχώ. Ήταν όλα ειλικρινή και αντικειμενικά. Όπως ακριβώς μου τα περιέγραψε, έτσι ακριβώς έγιναν. Ακόμα και στα θέματα που αφορούσαν τη ψυχολογία μου ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που ήρεμος, μετρημένος και χαμογελαστός με καθησύχαζε. Γιατί όταν ένα άτομο μπαίνει στη διαδικασία να αρχίσει κάτι τόσο σημαντικό, δε μετράει μόνο το να είσαι άψογος σαν επαγγελματίας απέναντί του, αλλά και το να γνωρίζεις τη ψυχολογία του ασθενή σου ανάλογα με την κάθε περίπτωση και ο Δρ. Σταύρου κατέχει την πρώτη θέση και στα δύο!! Αισθάνομαι τυχερή που επέλεξα να εμπιστευτώ στα χέρια του γιατρού Δρ. Σταύρου την αποκατάσταση του σώματός μου και που ο φόβος δεν με απέτρεψε από το να αποφασίσω να κάνω όλα όσα η περίπτωσή μου απαιτούσε, ώστε να έχω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Θα ήταν άδικο αν ο φόβος και η ανησυχία για τα πολύωρα χειρουργεία, τον πόνο και την ανάρρωση δε με άφηναν να έχω κάτι καλύτερο. Γιατρέ μου σε ευχαριστώ για όλα! Συνέχισε το λειτούργημα που κάνεις με τον ίδιο ακριβώς τρόπο που το κάνεις γιατί είναι σπάνια και μεγάλη αρετή να έχεις την ικανότητα και τη δύναμη να χαρίζεις τόσα πολλά χαμόγελα στους ανθρώπους!
Chryso Κ
Chryso Κ
January 22, 2022.
I empiria mou me tin epemvasi rinoplastikis itan arketa apotelesma mou einai ekseretiko aksizi ton kopo!! o giatros mu poli kalos kai eksipiretiko olo to prosopiko! Den ixa kanena idietero pono oute taleporia mono 2-3 meres imun pio prosektiki meta itan ola mia xara, stin evdomada ekana oles tis kathimerines drastiriotites pu ekana kai prin..aksizi ton kopo kai me to parapano tha to ksanakana!!🙂
eleni tirimou
eleni tirimou
January 21, 2022.
Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Meet Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery since 2012. He was trained in top Medical Institutions in Greece, London, Melbourne and Israel. He has extensive experience in all types of plastic surgery and an artistic eye. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details is what makes the difference in cosmetic procedures.

FAQs for Scar Revision

Can laser remove scars?

Depending on the cause of the scar, some scars can indeed be treated with laser treatment. However, laser treatment cannot remove scars completely.

Lasers can stimulate new skin growth, smooth out a scar’s appearance, flatten a scar, or repair its color. They make surgical scars, acne scars, and other skin wounds less visible.

Laser treatment for scars is usually combined with other scar treatments, such as steroid injections. Multiple laser treatments might be required.

Can old scars still be removed?

Yes, even old scars can be removed with reconstructive surgery techniques, including:

  • Skin Graft or Skin Flap
  • Tissue Expansion
  • Z-plasty
  • Steroid Injections
  • Laser surgery

The type of surgical treatment will depend on the type of scar.

Can acne scars be removed?

Acne scars can be removed, but that depends on how severe they are.

Multiple laser treatments can improve the appearance of acne scars by up to 70%.

For better results, a minor surgical treatment called punch excision is more suitable for acne scars. The plastic surgeon cuts out the acne scars one by one and then repairs the wound with skin grafts or stitches.

Another surgical technique for treating acne scars is subcision, during which the doctor inserts a very thin needle into the skin to release the scar from the underlying tissue. This makes the skin rise and diminishes the scar’s appearance.

Can scars be removed naturally?

While there are various natural remedies and treatments that claim to improve the appearance of scars, complete scar removal through natural means is generally not possible. Scars are a natural and essential part of the skin’s healing process after an injury or surgery, and they result from the formation of fibrous tissue. While some natural remedies like aloe vera, coconut oil, vitamin E, and honey may have beneficial effects in promoting skin healing and potentially reducing scar appearance, their impact is limited, especially for more severe or prominent scars.

Can scar tissue be removed?

Yes, scar tissue can be removed through various medical procedures. The effectiveness of scar tissue removal depends on the type and extent of the scar, as well as individual factors such as skin type, age, and overall health. It’s important to note that scar tissue removal procedures carry risks, and not all scars can be completely eradicated. Some scars may improve significantly, while others may only show minimal improvement.

Do skin grafts leave scars?

Yes, skin grafts can leave scars. The appearance of the scar will vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the graft and the individual’s healing process. Plastic surgeons and medical professionals take measures to minimize scarring, such as using techniques that create less tension on the wound and providing post-operative care instructions to promote optimal healing. While scars are an inevitable part of the skin grafting process, they can often be managed and improved with proper wound care and scar management techniques.

Why does my skin scar so easily?

Some individuals scar more easily than others due to genetic factors, skin type, and the body’s unique wound-healing process. Genetics and family history of prominent scarring or keloids can increase the likelihood of developing noticeable scars. Skin type also plays a role, with fair-skinned individuals being more prone to scarring. The depth and location of the injury, inflammatory conditions like acne, poor wound care, and the person’s age can also influence scarring. While scarring is a natural part of the skin’s healing process, appropriate wound care and treatments can help improve the appearance of scars. 

Does pink skin mean scarring?

Pink skin can be a sign of scarring, but it is not always an indication of permanent scarring. As the body’s natural healing process begins there is increased blood flow to the area. This increased blood flow can cause the skin to appear pink or reddish. As the wound continues to heal, the pink color should gradually fade, and the skin will return to its normal color. The body’s ability to heal and the final appearance of the scar can vary from person to person.

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