The most common questions our KidKutsMD™ pediatric plastic surgeons get from parents and pediatricians are, “…am I overreacting?” and “what can be done about the scar my child has after an injury?” Parents and pediatricians care about their kids’ injuries and want the best experience with the best results, even if one of our plastic surgeons did not repair the injury.
Scars may have a lasting impact on a person, both physically and mentally. Depending on the scar’s location, prominent locations such as the face can impede muscle movement or cause further disfiguration.
Mentally, scars can affect a child’s appearance and self-confidence throughout their life. Therefore, choosing plastic or reconstructive surgery for a scar revision can positively impact your child’s overall aesthetic but also their self-confidence. As long as your child is in good overall health, has scarring from a surgery or injury is a candidate for scar revision surgery. However, it is crucial to have realistic expectations.
When skin is damaged, cut, or penetrated, it can leave behind a scar. Deep scars caused by burns, lacerations, surgeries can lead to disfigurement. Let’s look at the various types of scars:
Acne scars are predominantly on the surface of the skin and have surface irregularities and discoloration.
Hypertrophic scars are thick clusters of tissue formed at the wound site. They may appear red and raised and may develop and become wider each day.
Keloids are more considerable than hypertrophic scars. Keloids can be itchy or painful and tend to pucker. They can extend beyond the edges of the healed cut or wound.
Contracture scars can restrict movement since the tissues and skin have the tendency to pull together as they heal.
There are a number of things we can do to optimize the scar and, if need be, revise or improve the texture, color, width, and orientation of a scar that is unfavorable or unsightly.
Consultation with our board-certified pediatric specialist will allow for the best clinical assessment and recommendations. For more information, call (855) 543-5887 to speak with our Patient Care Coordinators or email [email protected].
Our dedicated team of plastic surgeons at KidKutsMD™ will address all of your concerns during a consultation and evaluate your child’s scar to determine an effective and unique treatment plan.
Our mission is to provide compassionate, individualized, highly efficient, specialty care for injuries big and small and deliver a positive experience and optimal results. By using our proprietary KidKutsMD™ mobile application, our pediatric plastic surgeon specialist can initially evaluate the digital image of your child’s injury, thereby helping to establish a care plan. Then, we coordinate care with you or your point of contact to arrange for our board-certified pediatric plastic surgeon to meet you and your child at one of our preferred facilities.
Thereby eliminating ER waiting rooms and ensuring prompt specialty care, you and your child can receive a positive experience and optimal cosmetic results. We developed KidKutsMD™ to provide kids and parents in the Dallas metroplex with a concierge, compassionate, and efficient way to meet their plastic surgeon when and where they need them, most often with care provided in a convenient, quiet setting.
During surgery, your child will be administered general or local anesthesia and will not feel any pain during the procedure. Once in recovery, your doctor will provide clear post-operative instructions along with pain medication if needed.
Scar revision is a highly individualized surgical procedure, and the price will vary with each patient.
Scar revision is considered elective surgery and is typically not covered under medical insurance. However, it is recommended to check with your insurance provider about your coverage options.
Dr. Trovato will evaluate and assess your child’s cosmetic needs and determine the best treatment plant that offers optimal results.
It is vital to have realistic expectations about your child’s surgery. Scar revision will not make scars vanish entirely. If there is scarring on your child’s face, we will need to wait and schedule surgery after all active acne, or other skin conditions are cleared. Scar revision surgery is permanent, but its full results don’t show themselves for a few months up to one year after your surgery.