Scar Revision

Scar Revision

Scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. Scars are by definition permanent, but surgery can narrow, fade and otherwise reduce the appearance of severe or unattractive scarring, which is especially helpful in areas of cosmetic importance such as the face and hands. There are many surgical methods of scar revision, only some of which may be appropriate for a particular type of scar or its location. These include surgical excision, skin grafts, flap surgery and Z-plasty (repositioning a scar so that it aligns with the face and is less noticeable). The effectiveness of scar reduction depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the injury, your body’s healing mechanism, the size and depth of the wound, how much blood supplies the area and the thickness and color of your skin.

Scars can follow surgical procedures, trauma or medical conditions. There are many different types of scars including: Discoloration or pigmentations, surface irregularities, keloids and contractures. Dr. Monasebian will discuss the various treatment options which may include simple topical treatments and creams and or minimally invasive procedures or advanced surgical revision. It is important to note that scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, but a scar cannot be completely erased.

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Because of Dr. Monasebian’s reputation, we are seeing an increasing number of long distance and foreign patients. We have prepared resources that will help with travel and lodging arrangements so you can concentrate on your surgery.

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Park Avenue Plastic Surgery
784 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Park Avenue Plastic Surgery – Now Open For Elective Procedures!

Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery hope you and your family are healthy and safe. These past several months have been trying times for all of us. We all want to take this opportunity to update you as to what we have been doing these past few months. Up until Monday June 8th we had been open seeing patients with emergent and urgent conditions. Governor Cuomo lifted the executive order and we are now permitted to see all patients including those for elective surgeries and procedures. For the safety of our patients, their family, and our staff, we have adopted all the guidelines issued by the CDC and our national, regional and local medical and Plastic Surgery Associations to make sure we are in strict accord with those guidelines.

We are currently up to date with all our PPE and are ready to evaluate and treat all our patients. Please rest assured that we are practicing strict social distancing guidelines and barrier protection has been added to our office. All patients, doctors and staff will be undergoing daily temperature checks in accord with the latest guidelines. Patients will be given questionnaires about their recent health as well. 

Our commitment to our patients has never waned and is our utmost priority. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns and we look forward to seeing you soon!